Mossel Bay, on Saturday, caused a major upset when they knocked out the defending champions Union Stars in the quarterfinals of the SWD Twenty20 league.
In the match that was played at the Bridgton Sports Grounds, Mossel Bay posted a respectable 152 with Christo van Schalkwyk (34) the top-scorer. Hanno Kotze (4/20) and Arno Moolman (2/29) were impressive with the ball as Union Stars were restricted to 129 all out to secure a 23 runs victory for Mossel Bay.
George (148/6) were too strong for promotion league qualifiers, Dysselsdorp (61/7), with a comprehensive 87 runs victory. Jaco Janse van Rensburg (66) with the bat and Grant Simpson (5/14) with the ball were the heroes for the Rooirivier based team.
Harlequins Forces restricted Ramblers (110/8) and reached the target (115/3) with 37 balls to spare. Kurt Fourie (57) and Rhupino Plaatjies (3/7) excelled for Harlequins.
At Hornlee the Nelson Mandela University was too strong for Pirates who only managed 95/9 in their allotted 20 overs. The George students, who won by 7 wickets reached the target (96/3) in the 15th over. Coenie Nel (5/18) and an unbeaten 48 produced a versatile match-winning performance.
In Saturday’s semi-finals at the REC in Oudtshoorn Mossel Bay will take on Harlequins (at 09:00) and in the George derby NMU will log horns with George (12:00).
Union Stars vs Mossel Bay
MOSSEL BAY 152 (all out) (Christo van Schalkwyk 34, Jaco Fourie 28, Marco De Kock 22, Envirino Swartz 2/36, Obus Pienaar 2/20)
UNION STARS 129 (all out) (Levano Nathan 35, Douglas Baartman 35, Hanno Kotze 4/20, Arno Moolman 2/29)
Mossel Bay won by 23 runs
George vs Dysselsdorp
GEORGE 148/6 (Jaco Janse van Rensburg 66, Wessels Hartslief 34, Llewellyn Gelant 3/11)
DYSSELSDORP 61/7 (Shuwandre Lewis 15, Grant Simpson 5/14)
George won by 87 runs
Harlequins Forces vs Ramblers
RAMBLERS 110/8 (Ashlin DeVilliers 30*, Bradley Carolus 25, Rhupino Plaatjies 3/7, Ronald Dirks 2/14, Lesley Maksella 2/29)
HARLEQUINS FORCES 115/3 (Kurt Fourie 57, Jermaine le Kay 28)
Harlequins Forces won by 7 wickets
Pirates United vs NMU Madibaz George
PIRATES UNITED 95/9 (Renaldo van Rooyen 31*; Jaco de Lange 25, Coenie Nel 5/18, Joshua Klue 2/20)
NMU MADIBAZ GEORGE 96/3 (Coenie Nel 48*, Grant Esau 21*, Elrico Wynand 3/10)
NMU Madibaz George won by 7 wickets
SWD PROMOTION LEAGUE ACTION
The SWD Promotion League competition of the SWD Cricket kicked off this weekend with newcomer, St George’s (158 all out) who recorded an impressive victory of 52 runs against Wilderness (106 all out). Sussex (117 all out) who was relegated to the Promotion League was victorious by 21 runs against Ladismith (96 all out).
Blanco (130 all out) had the upper hand in the derby match against New Dawn Park (106 all out) with a 24 runs victory. Both Hartenbos (beat Heidelberg by 42 runs) and Riversdale who defeated Kwanonqaba by 8 wickets again look like potential contenders for the title.
The summarised score cards are:
Ladismith vs Sussex
SUSSEX 117/10 (29.5); LADISMITH 96/10 (21.3)
Sussex won by 21 runs
Blanco vs New Dawn Park
BLANCO 130/10 (26); NEW DAWN PARK 106/10 (33.2)
Blanco won by 24 runs
Glen Roses vs Calitzdorp
CALITZDORP 141/8 (28.2); GLEN ROSES 46/10 (17)
Calitzdorp won by 95 runs
Hartenbos vs Heidelberg
HARTENBOS 165/10 (44.5); HEIDELBERG 123/10 (25.1)
Hartenbos won by 42 runs
Riversdale vs Kwanonqaba
KWANONQABA 47/10 (18.5); RIVERSDALE 48/2 (8.1)
Riversdale won by 8 wickets
St George vs Wilderness Vipers
ST GEORGE 158/10 (33.2); WILDERNESS VIPERS 106/10 (26.2)
St George won by 52 runs
Kranshoek Cobras vs Albertinia
KRANSHOEK COBRAS 150/10 (31.3); ALBERTINIA 72/10 (17.2)
Kranshoek Cobras won by 78 runs
Slangrivier vs Mayflower
SLANGRIVIER 67/10 (16.3); MAYFLOWER 68/2 (11)
Mayflower won by 8 wickets
Melkhoutfontein vs Knysna Cavaliers
KNYSNA CAVALIERS 112/10 (35.5); MELKHOUTFONTEIN 113/7 (29.1)
Melkhoutfontein won by 3 wickets