Union Stars and Knysna Cavaliers were victorious in the two SWD premier league fixtures that were played the past weekend.
At the Bridgton Sports Grounds in Oudtshoorn Union Stars (182/8) defeated Mossel Bay (155 all out) by 27 runs to cement their place on top on the log standings. Tyrique Wessels (3/32) and Breyton Arries (3/33) both bagged three wickets each whilst Pieter Stuurman made a valuable 59.
In the Bitou derby Knysna Cavaliers (81/9) recorded a nail-biting one wicket victory against Pioneers (80 all out) from Plettenberg Bay. AB van der Walt (4/12) for Knysna and Claude Terblanche (5/16) for Pioneers excelled with the ball. Cavaliers earned a vital bonus point in their victory for reaching the target within 40 overs.
Another derby match between George and Ramblers at Rooirivier-rift was abandoned due to rain.
Union Stars vs Mossel Bay
UNION STARS (182/8 50 overs) (Pieter Stuurman 49, Envirino Swartz 30, Leighton Avontuur 27, Breyton Arries 19*, Arno Moolman 3/25, Marco de Kock 2/46)
MOSSEL BAY (155 all out) (Ruaan Bekker 41, Marco de Kock 32, Tony Ferreira 23, Tyrique Wessels 3/32, Breyton Arries 3/33, Hershell America 2/24)
Union Stars won by 27 runs
Knysna Cavaliers vs Pioneers
PIONEERS (80 all out) (Keenan Vieira 20, AB van der Walt 4/12, Irvin Campher 2/11, Blake Linder 2/16, Francois Bonthuys 2/22)
KNYSNA CAVALIERS (81/9 in 26.3) AB van der Walt 18, Claude Terblanche 5/16, Anschwijl Windvogel 2/23)
Knysna Cavaliers won by 1 wicket
George vs Ramblers
Pieter Stuurman made a valuable 59