Union Stars (72/4) consolidated their position at the top of the table in the premier league after defeating George (69 all out) by 6 wickets on Saturday when the two top teams in the league log horns at the Bridgton Sports Grounds.
Romano John (4/18) was the bowling hero for Stars.
Knysna Cavaliers (252/6) thanks to half centuries by Todd Walker (63), Francois Bonthuys (54*) and Thabo Dwyili (51) were too strong for Ramblers (191 all out) and recorded an important 61 runs victory.
Harlequins (130 all out), who defeated Mossel Bay (81 all out) by 49 runs in a low scoring match now shared the second position at the log with George (both on 31 points after 10 matches) and strengthen their position for a place in the play-off rounds. Franklin Stuurman bagged 4/9 for Harlequins.
The summarised score cards are:
Union Stars vs George
GEORGE (69 all out) (Romano John 4/18, Dillan Nuys 2/11, Enverino Swartz 2/28)
UNION STARS (72/4 in 16.4) (Pieter Stuurman 37*, Jaco Fourie 2/19)
Union Stars won by 6 wickets
Ramblers vs Knysna Cavaliers
KNYSNA CAVALIERS (252/6 in 50 overs) (Todd Walker 63, Francois Bonthuys 54*, Thabo Dwyili 51, Trevano Thorne 26*, Lenwill Smart 3/46)
RAMBLERS (191 all out) Bradley Carolus 37, Odin le Roux 30, Fabian Campher 22, Francois Bonthuys 2/17, JP Ellis 2/45)
Knysna Cavaliers won by 61 runs
Harlequins Forces vs Mossel Bay
HARLEQUINS FORCES (130 all out) (Rhupino Plaatjies 35*, Regan Engelbrecht 31, Ruaan Moore 4/20, Jacques Budricks 3/26, Kevin de Kock 2/20)
MOSSEL BAY (81 all out) (Tony Ferreira 47, Franklin Stuurman 4/9, Rhupino Plaatjies 2/16)
Harlequins Forces won by 49 runs
HARTENBOS AND NEW DAWN PARK IN FINAL
Hartenbos and New Dawn Park on Saturday advanced to the Promotion league Division 2 final that will be played at the Rosemoore Cricket Ground on Saturday.
Hartenbos (154 all out) defeated Blanco (131 all out) by 23 runs whilst New Dawn Park (127/5) recorded a 5 wickets victory against Blanco (131 all out). The men from New Dawn Park reached the target in the 31st over.
The score cards are:
Hartenbos vs Blanco
HARTENBOS (154 all out) (Warren Wooley 54, Jaydee Bester 25, Micele Febbraio 23, Theodore Claassen 4/51, Waleed Khalid 2/30, Marco Hannies 2/38)
BLANCO (131 all out) (Waleed Khalid 39, Didarul Alam 24, Sakil Mohammed 27*, Andre Kruger 4/40, Dian van Heerden 3/21, Micele Febbraio 2/10)
Hartenbos won by 23 runs
New Dawn Park vs Masakhane
MASAKHANE (126 all out) (Dimitri Solomans 26, Coline Fouche 25, Hershelle Draai 2/8, Raymondo Campher 2/14)
NEW DAWN PARK (127/5 in 30.2 overs) (Marcell Basterman 43, John Baardman 29, Roberto Davids 21, Eugene Makok 2/22)
New Dawn Park won by 5 wickets