Knysna Cavaliers, on Sunday, added the Six Gun Grill SWD Twenty/20 title to their trophy cabinet after a nail-biting 5-run victory against Pacaltsdorp United in the final that was played at the Six Gun Grill Recreation Ground in Oudtshoorn. Cavaliers are also the defending premier league champions.
Knysna Cavaliers, after winning the toss posed 123/8, thanks to a second wicket partnership of 56 from 43 balls between Sean Whitehead (39; 26 balls 2×6, 3×4) and Johan Smal (32; 29 balls, 5×4). Cavaliers will be disappointed in their batting performance the last 10 overs after they were 83/3 after 10 overs. They only managed to accumulate 40 runs in the last 10 overs.
Pacaltsdorp United, who was promoted to the top league for the new season, built their run chase around Blayde Capell who anchored the innings with a contribution of 49 from 52 balls (2×6, 2×4). The match was in the balance until the last over when Pacaltsdorp United was restricted to 118/7.
The summarised score card of the final is:
Knysna Cavaliers vs Pacaltsdorp United
KNYSNA CAVALIERS 123/8 – 20 overs (Sean Whitehead 39, Johan Smal 32, Gert Swart 3/25, Odin le Roux 2/17, Matthew Thorne 2/15) PACALTSDORP UNITED 118/7 – 20 overs (Blayde Capell 49, Keenan Vieira 2/23, Quinton Visagie 2/14)
Knysna Cavaliers won by 5 runs
Knysna Cavaliers vs Harlequins Forces
KNYSNA CAVALIERS 117/6 – 20 overs (AB van der Walt 25, Thabo Dywilli 34*, JP Ellis 29, Juan Murphy 2/18, Rhupino Plaatjies 2/18) HARLEQUINS FORCES 87 al out – 18.4 overs (Renaldo Swarts 23, Sydwell Williams 22, Lutho Ngqungwa 3/7, Sean Whitehead 3/15, Francois Bonthuys 2/22, Keenan Vieira 2/22)
Knysna Cavaliers won by 30 runs
Sussex vs Pacaltsdorp United
SUSSEX 101 all out – 20 overs (Ranwill Claassen 22, Bazil Jnr George 20, Matthew Thorne 4/16, Angus Christians 2/14, Linford Crotz 2/24) PACALTSDORP UNITED 102/2 – 17.2 overs (Blayde Capell 28, Leroy Bredenkamp 22*, Odin le Roux 19*, Bazil Jnr. George 2/20) Pacaltsdorp United won by 8 wickets
CAPTION 1: Knysna Cavaliers – the winners of the Six Gun Grill SWD Twenty/20 competition:
Front Row: Thabo Dywili and Bradley Booysen.
Middle Row: Dean Dollie, Johan Smal, JP Ellis (captain) and AB van der Walt.
Back Row: Keenan Vieira, Lutho Ngqongwa, Quinton Visagie, Francois Bonthuys, Hayden Sweet, Irvin Campher and Sean Whitehead.