Pirates United lead SWD Premier League

Siya Simetu
Siya Simetu

Pirates United (130 all out) is the new log leaders in the Sedgars SWD Premier League competition after they defeated Pacaltsdorp United (110 all out) by 20 runs in a tight contest on Saturday.

Western Hope and Mossel Bay both boost their positions with bonus point victories against Harlequins and Blanco respectively.  Western Hope, thanks to an unbeaten innings by Douglas Baartman (43*) posted 183 before they dismissed Harlequins for a modest 67 thanks to a fine bowling performance by with Enverino Swartz (4 for 9) and Ronald Dirks (4 for 11).  Siya Simetu was instrumental to restrict Blanco to only 104 runs where after Mossel Bay reached the target (105/6) in the 28th over to record a four wicket victory.

Sussex posted 156 and thereafter dismissed George for 76 to record a comprehensive victory by 80 runs.  Rowan Groenewald (5 for 29) and Regarth Olkers (3 for 2) were the bowling heroes for Sussex.

The summarised score sheets are:

Pacaltsdorp vs Pirates United

PIRATES UNITED 130 (Irvin Campher 46, Dehihne Olivier 22, Wessel Hartslief 22, Monray Willeman 3/9)

PACALTSDORP UNITED 110 (Nkosinathi Siyoli 30, Irvin Campher 3/16, Darryl Sigula 3/24)

Pirates United won by 20 runs 

Western Hope vs Harlequins

WESTERN HOPE 183 (Douglas Baartman 43*, Mauritz Pretorius 23, Sydwell Williams 4/56)

HARLEQUINS 67 (Jermaine le Kay 27, Enverino Swartz 4/9, Ronald Dirks 4/11)

Western Hope won by 116 runs

Blanco vs Mossel Bay

BLANCO 104 Ronald Fortuin 47, Siya Simetu 6/26)

MOSSEL BAY 105/6 (Jaco Vorster 24*, Christopher Bosch 21*,

Jaco Fourie 21, Daniel Roberts 2/12)

Mossel Bay won by 4 wickets


Sussex vs George

SUSSEX 156 (Curtley Kannemeyer 26, Regarth Olkers 21, Mobeen Elyas 2/19, AJ Menkveld 2/34, Mohammed Elyas 2/37) GEORGE 76  (Franco Geldenhuys 23, Rowan Groenewald 5/29, Regarth Olkers 3/2)

Sussex won by 80 runs




Siya Simetu (6 for 26) was the bowling hero for Mossel Bay in their 4 wickets victory against Blanco

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