Six Gun Grill SWD Cricket League results

Knysna Cavaliers, on Saturday, became the fist team this season to record a victory against the defending champions, Pacaltsdorp United.  Cavaliers, who posted 197 thanks to half centuries by JP Ellis (67) and Keenan Vieira (55) won by 77 runs after Pacaltsdorp was dismissed for only 120.  With this victory Cavaliers, together with Union Stars I and II will now battle it out for the 2nd and 3rd place and qualification for the qualifier to determine the second finalist.

Kyle Jacobs

Union Stars II (152 all out) beat George (143 all out) by 9 runs whilst Union Stars I (102/8) recorded a two wicket victory against Mossel Bay (99 all out).  For Mossel Bay Arno Moolman (6/23) excelled with the ball.

Plett Pioneers 292 (all out) moved away from the relegation zone thanks to a 177 runs victory against Harlequins Forces (175 all out).  Kyle Jacobs (104) was the hero for Pioneers with a fine century.

The summarised score cards are: 

Union Stars II vs George

UNION STARS II 152 all out (45 overs) (Breyton Arries 32, Welton Verlaat 27, Ziano Lewis 24*, Ayabonga Anthony 4/18, Mark Adrianatos 2/11, Geronovan Erasmus 2/31)

GEORGE 143 all out (40.1 overs) (Mark Adrianatos 30, Werner Botha 21, Yamkela Xakani 4/13, Lee Henry Meyer 2/19, Envirino Swartz 2/36)

Union Stars II won by 9 runs.

Mossel Bay vs Union Stars I

MOSSEL BAY 99 all out (29.5 overs) (Reagan Rhoode 3/12, Shannon Opperman 3/26, Hershell America 2/28)

UNION STARS I 102/8 (27.4 overs), Hershell America 22*, Breyton Plaatjies 22, Arno Moolman 6/23, Kwezi Gumede 2/30)

Union Stars I won by 2 wickets.

Plett Pioneers vs Harlequins Forces

PLETT PIONEERS 292 all out (49.2 overs) (Kyle Jacobs 104, Jean Du Plessis 38, Mark Vermeulen 33, Jacques Campher 3/26, Wayne Witbooi 3/69, Deano Pietersen 2/50)

HARLEQUINS FORCES 175 all out (30.2 overs) (Jacques Campher 41, Marshelino Plaatjies 34, Lesley Maksella 26, Jozay Swarts 20*, Wayne Oraai 4/34, Marcello Piedt 3/33, Mbuyiseli Malanga 2/51) 

Plett Pioneers won by 117 runs.

Knysna Cavaliers vs Pacaltsdorp United

KNYSNA CAVALIERS 197 all out (46.5 overs) (JP Ellis 67, Keenan Vieira 55, Matthew Thorne 3/33, Heath Richards 3/34, Ricardo Majolla 2/30)

PACALTSDORP UNITED 120 all out (41.5 overs) (Matthew Thorne 34, Randy Wesso 23, AB van der Walt 3/26, JP Ellis 2/13, Blake Linder 2/16)

Knysna Cavaliers won by 77 runs.


SUSSEX CROWNED PROMOTION LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

The victorious team of Sussex is:
Front Row: Rowan Groenewald (captain), Ravin Lee Kemmies and Lindl Trim
Back Row:  Lee Scheepers, Christiano de Grass, Dristan Arends, Wayne Gelant, Ramen Harmse, Geon Burns, Roduwaan Heunis, Ranwill Claassen, Joshua Diamond and Wayne De Jager.

The Sussex Cricket Club from D’Almeida in Mossel Bay was crowned the Six Gun Grill SWD promotion league champions for 2023/24 after an 85 runs victory against Heidelberg United.  The high-scoring final, in which 521 runs was scored, was contested at the Recreation Ground in Oudtshoorn on Saturday.

By winning the title, Sussex who was relegated to the promotion league at the end of last season, will be back in the premier league next season.  Sussex also won the Women Division 2 title this season.

The Sussex batsmen with Lindl Trim (94 from 55 balls; 6×6, 10×4) and Dristan Arends (66 from 65 balls; 5×6, 5×4) taking charge produced a sound batting performance and amassed 303 (all out).  The restricted Heidelberg United, who has put up a brave fight to 218 – thanks to a fine half-century by Alcano Vollenhoven (68 from 68 balls; 2×6, 7×4).  Wayne Gelant (3/40 in 7.4 overs) and Wayne de Jager (2/47 in 10 overs) were the best bowlers for Sussex.

The summarised score card is:

Sussex vs Heidelberg United

SUSSEX 303 – all out (Dristan Arends 66, Geon Burns 47, Rowan Groenewald 46, Lindl Trim 94, Jacques Thyse 2/39, Nathaniel Lodewyk 3/38, Garth Pieterse 3/36)

HEIDELBERG UNITED 218 all out (Berthal September 36, Corbin Swartbooi 21, Alcano Vollenhoven 68, Wayne Gelant 3/40, Wayne de Jager 2/47) 

Sussex won by 85 runs 

Rowan Groenewald, the captain of Sussex, receives the trophy as winners of the Six Gun Grill SWD Promotion league from Mr Micheal Eksteen, the president of SWD Cricket.
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