Union Stars on Saturday retained the Premier League title as SWD champions when they defeated Pirates United in the final that was played at the Recreation Ground in Oudtshoorn with 4 wickets.
Pirates put up a brave fight after they were requested to bat first and thanks to Brendon Louw (77*) posted 168 runs. Union Stars showed their experience in chasing down the runs and reached the winning target (169/5) with the first ball of the 46th over.
Union Stars, together with the club champs of Boland and Western Province will now on 31 March and 1 & 2 April play in a qualifying round to determine who will represent the Western Cape at the Momentum National club championships.
The summarised score cards are:
Union Stars vs Pirates United
PIRATES UNITED 168 (48) (Brendon Louw 77, JJ Strydom 20, Justin Jordaan 3/22, Hershell America 3/39, Marcello Piedt 2/6, Gurshwin Rabie 2/38)
UNION STARS 169/6 (45.1) (Reagan Booysen 40, Pieter Stuurman 27, Bronwill Goede 3/40, Irvin Campher 2/29, Darryl Sigula 1/23)
Union Stars won by 4 wickets