Both the defending champions, Union Stars and NMMU won both their matches during the past weekend in the SWD Cricket Board Premier League competition. Union Stars moved to the top position on the points table with NMMU still third behind Pacaltsdorp United with a game in hand.
NMMU, thanks to centuries by Gareth Dukes (136), Hanno Kotze (128) and Niel Hornbuckle (113) posted a massive 448 and dismissed Mayflower for only 70 to record a 378 runs victory. On Sunday NMMU (168) defeated Pacaltsdorp United (151 all out) in a toughly contested match by 17 runs.
Union Stars showed their strength when they defeated Sussex by 5 wickets on Saturday and recorded another hard-fought victory of 4 wickets against Mossel Bay on Sunday.
In a nail-biting match Mossel Bay and George both scored 207 in a tied match. Harlequins (121/4) were victorious by 6 wickets against Pirates United (117 all out).
The summarized score sheets are:
Mossel Bay vs George
MOSSEL BAY 207 (Ricky Lessing 55, Ettiene Roets 30, Drikus Visagie 24, Christo van Schalkwyk 22, Stefan Terblanche 22, Byron Haycock 5/39, Roswil Mager 2/24) GEORGE 207/6 (Adrian Mclaren 63, Kevin Damons 55,
Larnell Spies 29, Byron Haycock 23, Christo van Schalkwyk 3/24,
Christopher Bosch 2/34) Match tied
Union Stars vs Sussex
SUSSEX 130/9 (Reavan Plaatjies 58, Robert Jansen 22, Erinn Ewerts 3/18, Marcello Piedt 2/15, Douglas Baartman 2/19) UNION STARS 131/5
(Leroi Bredenkamp 54*, Waldo Lategan 25, Godwin Plaatjies 3/38)
Union Stars won by 5 wickets
NMMU vs Mayflower
NMMU 448 (Gareth Dukes 136, Hanno Kotze 128, Niel Hornbuckle 113,
Riaan Prins 4/68, Ashwin Meyer 4/69) MAYFLOWER 70 (Randy Wesso 35,
Bronwill Goede 4/18, Lance Roelfse 3/19, Niel Hornbuckle 2/13)
NMMU won by 378 runs
Harlequins vs Pirates United
PIRATES UNITED 117 (Marshall Phillander 26, Envirino Swartz 2/0,
Wayne Gelant 2/13, Ronald Dirks 2/34, Luthando Mnyanda 2/35)
HARLEQUINS 121/4 (Luthando Mnyanda 70, Reginald Donson 3/37) Harlequins won by 6 wickets
Pacaltsdorp vs NMMU
NMMU 168 (Ross McMillan 52, Ruan Stander 35, Danvor Muller 3/45, Mario Pedro 2/20, Enver Bezuidenhout 2/26) PACALSDORP 151 (Nathan Rhodes 38, Carl Meyer 26, Glen Addicot 3/41, Bronwill Goede 2/17, Lyndon Volkwyn 2/18)
NMMU won by 17 runs
Union Stars vs Mossel Bay
MOSSEL BAY 91 (Christopher Bosch 17, Erinn Ewerts 3/25, Otniel Baartman 3/25) UNION STARS 92/6 (Pieter Stuurman 33*, Waldo Lategan 33, Stefan Terblance 6/39) Union Stars won by 4 wickets.
The top contenders for places in the Sedgars SWD Promotion league semi-finals all recorded victories during the past weekend. Blanco (52/2) recorded an important 8 wicket win over Ramblers (50 all out) to move closer to a place in the semi-finals.
Knysna Cavaliers and Western Hope won both of the two matches that they were involved in whilst Thembalethu (155/6) strengthen their position when they defeated Dysselsdorp (153 all out) by 4 wickets.
As in the previous season, the B- and C team of Union Stars advanced to the finals of the reserves league after they were on the winning side against George B and NMMU B respectively. Both Andre Olivier (140) and Justin Jordaan (117) posted centuries for Union Stars C.
Pioneers vs Albertinia
PIONEERS 249; ALBERTINIA 56
Pioneers won by 193 runs
Slangrivier vs Riversdale
SLANGRIVIER 105; RIVERSDALE 107/4
Riversdale won by 6 wickets
Melkhoutfontein vs Knysna Cavaliers
KNYSNA CAVALIERS 297/9; MELKHOUTFONTEIN 264/8
Knysna Cavaliers won 33 runs
Blanco vs Ramblers
RAMBLERS 50; BLANCO 52/2
Blanco won by 8 wickets
Dysselsdorp vs Thembalethu
DYSSELSDORP 153; THEMBALETHU 155/6
Thembalethu won by 4 wickets
Pioneers vs Knysna Cavaliers
PIONEERS 216, KNYSNA CAVALIERS 218/7
Knysna Caliers won by 3 wickets
Western Hope vs Calitzdorp
WESTERN HOPE 186; CALITZDORP 49
Western Hope won by 137 runs
SEDGARS RESERVE LEAGUE SEMI FINALS
Union Stars C vs NMMU B
UNION STARS C 421/5 (Andre Olivier 140, Justin Jordaan 117, Jolin Anthony 73, Devandre Carolus 26, Miche Vallahb 3/38) NMMU B 80 (Miche Vallahb 21, Andre Olivier 5/5, Justin Jordaan 2/6, Sheldon Eksteen 2/12)
Union Stars C won by 341 runs
George B vs Union Stars B
UNION STARS B 191; GEORGE B 162
Union Stars B won by 29 runs