Union Stars women make it 9 in a row

The women’s team of Union Stars, on Saturday at the Recreation Ground in  Oudtshoorn, has won their ninth consecutive women’s cricket title when they defeated George by 66 runs in the Six Gun Grill SWD Division 1 women’s competition.  Due to early rain the match was reduced to 49 overs per batting team.

Mr Mornay Stuurman, a Member of the Board of Directors of SWD Cricket, hands over the trophy to Haroline Rhodes, captain of the Union Stars Women’s team as winner of the SWD Division 1 women’s team.

Stars, who were put into bat, overcome the lost of some early wickets but the veteran, Julandi Saayman, batted with composure in her innings of 59 as Stars was dismissed for 178.  The 18th-year old Mariana Breedt bagged 3/36 for George.

George, responded with 113/9.  Chantelle van Schoor (40*) top scored for George with the bat whilst Miceala Andrews (5/29) excelled for Union Stars with the ball.

With this victory Union Stars has recorded their ninth consecutive title as SWD Women’s league champions.  No competition was played in 2020/21 due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

The summarised score card is:

Union Stars vs George

UNION STARS 178 all out (46.2 overs) (Julandi Saayman 59, Micaela Andrews 20, Haroline Rhodes 19, Jane Winster 17, Mariana Breedt 3/36, San-Mari Strydom 2/47)

GEORGE 113/9 (49 overs) (Chantelle van Schoor 40*, Micaela Andrews 5/29)

Union Stars won by 65 runs. 

The Union Stars women’s team that won the Six Gun Grill Women’s Division 1 title on Saturday is:
Back Row:  Katrisha Strydom (Team Manager), Marnizelle Rabie, Jenilee Manuel, Emmy Kay Samson, Faith de Jonck, Jané Winster, Haroline Rhodes and Adv Michelle Weyers (Club Chairperson)
Front Row:  Fransisca Bantom,  Jezé Campher, Julandi Saaiman, Jenviwe Jantjies, Kelsey Stuurman,  Judith Ndlovu

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