Mossel Bay & Thembalethu victorious

Mossel Bay (169/8) defeated Western Hope (110/9) by 57 runs in a match that was reduced after heavy fog caused bad light at the Van Riebeeck Stadium to record a 57 runs bonus victory. 

This victory will give Mossel Bay a slight advantage after the first round of the promotion/relegation play-offs.  Toni Ferreira (66) was the batting hero for Mossel Bay while Arno Moolman (3/15) and Henk Lourens (3/32) both bagged three wickets.

The promotion league champion, Thembalethu (113 all out) caused a minor upset when they defeated Pacaltdorp United (101 all out) by 12 runs in a nail-biting contest.

Kamvalethu Feni (5/12) was the bowling hero for Thembalethu while Ruall de Reuck (6/28) also made an impressive contribution for Pacaltsdorp with the ball.

The summarised scorecards are:

Mossel Bay vs Western Hope

MOSSEL BAY 168/8 (37.2) (Toni Ferreira 66, Jacques Budricks 27, Damion Esau 3/21, Franklin Stuurman 3/28) 

WESTERN HOPE 110/9 (31.5) (Jaydrian Plaatjies 42*, Welton Verlaat 21, Arno Moolman 3/15, Henk Lourens 3/32, Jacques Budricks 2/20)

Mossel Bay won by 57 runs on D/L method

Thembalethu vs Pacaltsdorp United

THEMBALETHU 113 all out (Andrew Jantjies 29, Ruall de Reuck 6/28, Ricardo Majolla 2/21)

PACALTSDORP UNITED 102 all out (Robin Hector 37*, Kamvalethu Feni 5/12, Anoxolo Khitshini 2/22)

Thembalethu won by 11 runs 

In this weekend’s fixtures Mossel Bay will take on Thembalethu while Western Hope will host Pacaltsdorp at Bridgton.

The fixtures are:

Western Hope vs Pacaltsdorp United and Thembalethu vs Mossel Bay

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