Knysna Cavaliers won the SWD Promotion league last week when they defeated Blanco in the final and in the process ensure that they will be promoted to the premier league next season to the expense of neighbouring club, Pirates United, who will be relegated to the Promotion league next season.
Cavaliers defeated Blanco by 4 wickets in a high scoring final that was reduced to 36 overs per batting team after a delayed start due to rain. Blanco who batted first scored 198/6 but is was the ex-Zimbabwean international, Mark Vermeulen (71 from 69 balls; 1×6, 6×4) who laid the foundation for a Knysna victory. He was well supported by Brian Barnard (50; 61 balls, 1×6, 6×4) as Cavaliers reached the target (202/6) in the 32nd over.
The summarised score cards are:
Blanco vs Knysna Cavaliers
BLANCO 198/6 (36) (Jeanique Williams 45 (4×4, 2×6, 41 balls), Alrique Campher 29, Hentzwill Pedro 27, Eathan Coeries 24, Francios Bonthuys 3/24)
KNYSNA CAVALIERS 202/6 (31.1) (Mark Vermeulen 71 (6×4, 1×6, 69 balls), Brain Barnard 50 (6×4, 1×6, 61 balls), Maurice White 31 (5×4, 1×6, 15 balls), Eathan Coeries 2/48, Granville Coeries 2/48)
Knysna Cavaliers won by 4 wickets