NMMU promoted to the Premier League

Lyndon Volkwyn who excelled with the ball for NMMU
Lyndon Volkwyn who excelled with the ball for NMMU

The NMMU cricket club who was promoted to the premier league this season maintained their unbeaten record when they won both their matches during the past weekend. On Saturday NMMU (100 put) defeated Harlequins (71 all out) by 29 runs and followed it up with a 44 runs victory on Sunday in a rain affected match against Sussex when they match was reduced due to rain and the outcome determined by the Duckworth Lewis system.

Pacaltsdorp United (88/7) made a start to their campaign when they beat Sussex (87 all out) by 3 wickets on Saturday but the lost by 16 runs to Mayflower on Sunday in a match where the outcome was also determined by the Duckworth/Lewis system.

Envirino Swartz (6/22 for Harlequins against NMMU) was the outstanding performer of the weekend after he also recorded a six wicket haul the previous weekend. NMMU’s Lyndon Volkwyn (4/28 and 3/25) also bagged 7 wickets during the weekend.

The summarized score sheets are:


NMMU vs Harlequins
NMMU 100 (Ruan Stander 35, Hanno Kotze 21, Envirino Swartz 6/22,
Glenton Stuurman 2/33) HARLEQUINS 71 (Envirino Swartz 16,
Bronwill Goede 4/21 Lyndon Volkwyn 4/28) NMMU won by 29 runs

Sussex vs Pacaltsdorp
SUSSEX 87 (Jermaine Jeonna 22, Mario Pedro 4/14, Denvar Miller 4/32)
PACALTSDORP 88/7 (Ruall de Reuck 47*, Jermaine Jeonna 3/23,
Wayne de Jager 2/16, Jonathan Blom 2/19) Pacaltsdorp won by 3 wickets


NMMU vs Sussex
SUSSEX 142 (Gerald Witbooi 37, Jermaine Jeonna 24, Lendle Trim 20,
Lyndon Volkwyn 3/25, Lance Roelfse 2/19, Niel Hornbuckle 2/21)
NMMU 114/3 (Bradley Carolus 38, Niel Hornbuckle 35*, Wayne de Jager 3/31) NMMU won by 44 runs on D/L method

Pacaltsdorp vs Mayflower
MAYFLOWER 128 (Hugh Minnies 28, Ruall de Reuck 5/39, Monray Wildeman 3/18) PACALTSDORP 81/7 (Ruall de Reuck 24, Limahl Buys 2/8, Hugh Minnies 2/10, Allistair Pietersen 2/17) Mayflower won by 16 runs on D/L method

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