Union Stars are champions again

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.

Pieter Stuurman (right), the captain of Union Stars receives the Pietersen Trophy as winners of the Premier League from Rudi Claassen (President SWD Cricket). On the left is Albertus Kennedy (CEO SWD Cricket)

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.

The team of Union Stars who retained the title of Premier League champions after they defeated Pirates United by 4 wickets in the final

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.

Darryl Sigula (centre), the captain of Pirates United receives the trophy as runners-up in the league from Mr Shael Laminie (Vice-President of SWD Cricket). On the left is Albertus Kennedy (CEO SWD Cricket)

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

The team of Pirates United who played in their first Premier League final
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