Students continue on path to Bay Premier title

Alvin Reeves

VARSITY PREY: Cuan Smith of Greenbushes. Picture: EUGENE COETZEE
VARSITY PREY: Cuan Smith of Greenbushes. Picture: EUGENE COETZEE

MECER NMMU1 continued their stroll to the Nelson Mandela Bay Premier League cricket title with two convincing nine-wicket victories at the weekend.

On Saturday, the students hosted Gelvandale, who kept them in the field for almost 45 overs to reach 91 all out.

Josh Dolley and Colin Ackermann took four wickets apiece before opening batsmen Eddie Moore bullied an unbeaten half- century to help the defending champions to victory in 17 overs.

NMMU1 then travelled to face Greenbushes yesterday and yawned their way to another easy win. They dismissed Greenbushes for 71, with Shaun Wilke top scoring with 24. Moore took three wickets while Dolley and Solo Nqweni took two each.

NMMU1 needed only 15 overs to get home, with Peter Furstenburg scoring 28 not out.

The SA Home Loans’ title chase was finally put to bed on Saturday when Union suffered a second consecutive loss, this time against NMMU2.

The results are:

Saturday

Mecer NMMU2 v SA Home Loans Union

NMMU2 204 (J Grewar 65, J Smit 24, L Brown 38, O Ferreira 25; A Jacobs 3/10, R Harris 2/19, C Arnold 2/19) Union 161 in 48.1 overs (R Venter 30, C Geyer 43); J Price 3/8, A Mteto 2/23, W Potgieter 2/34). NMMU2 won by 43 runs

NMMU1 v Gelvandale

Gelvandale 91 in 41.4 overs (R October 26, R Masimela 21; J Dolley 4/12, C Ackermann 4/27) NMMU1 92/1 in 17 overs (E Moore 56no, P Furstenburg 22no). NMMU1 won by nine wickets

Greenbushes v Heatherbank

Heatherbank 136/7 in 28 overs (D Nel 34, S Terreblanche 31, S Whinney 30; W du Toit 2/29, J Langfield 2/18) Greenbushes 114 (S Wilke 20, C Smith 18; D Nel 3/26, T Whale 3/7, S Terreblanche 2/30). Heatherbank won by 22 runs

Yesterday

Greenbushes v NMMU1

Greenbushes 71 (S Wilke 24; E Moore 3/4, J Dolley 2/6, S Nqweni 2/8) NMMU1 74/1 in 15 overs (P Furstenburg 28no, U Abrahams 22no). NMMU1 won by nine wickets

NMMU2 v ADT Pirates

NMMU2 306/2 (J Grewar 124, K Smuts 88, J Price 57) Pirates 97 (J Thompson 27, M Robey 23; W Potgieter 4/30, J Engelbrecht 4/16). NMMU2 won by 209 runs

  • The matches between United Brothers v Buco Uitenhage and Northville v Motherwell were called off due to wet pitches. The fixture between Despatch and Pirates was postponed.

 

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