MECER NMMU1 will look to continue the momentum when they contest a double-header in NMB Premier League club cricket action this weekend.
The defending champions should have little trouble in dispensing with Gelvandale tomorrow and Tavcor Greensbushes on Sunday but they will want to guard against complacency. The students whipped SA Home Loans Union by eight wickets at the weekend. That victory was a turning point in the season because it saw the defending champions remain unbeaten while it handed Union their first loss.
Maritime Motors Old Grey look likely to be in a race with Union for second position on the log behind NMMU1 come the end of the season.
Old Grey are not in action this weekend but have slipped ahead of Union by one point. However, Union have a game in hand, and will play that match when they travel to face NMMU2 at the campus tomorrow.
This weekend’s fixtures are (home teams first, 10am start):
Tomorrow: Despatch v ADT Pirates, United Brothers v Buco Uitenhage, Northville v Motherwell, Tavcor Greenbushes v Heatherbank, NMMU1 v Gelvandale, NMMU2 v SA Home Loans Union
- The latest standings (12 matches, unless stated):
1 Maritime Motors Old Grey 69 (14), 2 SA Home Loans Union 68 (13), 3 Mecer NMMU1 53 (9), 4 PECC 51 (14), 5 Despatch 38, 6 Heatherbank 37 (11), 7 Buco Uitenhage 34 (13), 8 NMMU2 32 (10), 9 Gelvandale 31, 10 Welcome 13 28 3 31 (13), 11 United Brothers 29 (10), 12 Northville 19, 13 Motherwell 19, 14 Tavcor Greenbushes 15 (10), 15 Rhodes 10 (5), 16 ADT Pirates 10 (11)
- Callies Football Club will play host to a specially arranged cricket match between a touring Australian over-60 side against a Greenbushes over-40 team this afternoon. The match will start at 12.30pm and is open to members and spectators.
- The reconvened EP Cricket election process will be held in the Indoor Centre, first floor at Axxess St George’s on Saturday March 29 from 9am. The nominations are:
President: Malcolm Figg, Donovan May, Graeme Sauls, Gary Paul; vice-president: Sidima Mooi, Dave Callaghan, James Oosthuizen; finance: Ernie Bergins, Warren Alexander; remco and HR: Gary Paul, Fezekile Tshiwula, John Joseph; transformation: Sidima Mooi, Mxolisi Breakfast, Richard Dolley, Gary Dolley; development: Hilton Marais, Gary Dolley; commercial and stadium: Babalwa Mkhulu, Kumesh Reshain; legal and governance: Mandisi Mali; audit and risk: Duane Adams, Babalwa Mkhulu