GARDEN ROUTE CRICKET NEWS - George Cricket Club defeated Union Stars in a nail-biting SWD premier league match this weekend.
George scored 156 (all out) in their 11 runs victory against Union Stars who managed 145 runs (all out) at Bridgton on Saturday. Hannes van Niekerk (48 with the bat) and Shane Smith (5/25 with the ball) were the heroes for George.
Harlequins had a very successful weekend and recorded back to back victories on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday Harlequins defeated Mossel Bay by 12 runs and on Sunday they recorded a narrow one-wicket victory against Knysna Cavaliers.
Ramblers were too strong for Pacaltsdorp United and won by 8 wickets. Andrew Calvert (55*) was the batting hero for the Rosemoore based team.
The summarised scorecards are:
George vs Union Stars
George 156 (Hannes van Niekerk 48, Johandre Barnard 31, Rushaan
McGregor 4/36, Dillan Nuys 3/23, Envirino Swartz 2/23)
Union Stars 145 (Tyrique Wessels 24*, Envirino Swartz 24, Ineal Arries 24, Shane Smith 5/25, Johan Nel 2/20, Jaco Janse van Rensburg 2/21)
- George won by 11 runs.
Mossel Bay vs Harlequins Forces
Harlequins Forces 156 (Jolan Anthony 59, Herman Adendorff 24, Jermaine le Kay 22, Wiets van der Westhuizen 3/17, Hanlo Nel 2/17, Darren Fry 2/18, Phillip Nieuwoudt 2/40)
Mossel Bay 144 (Ettienne Botha 48, Darren Fry 39, Tony Ferreira 22, Clayton Manewille 4/17, Rhupino Plaatjies 2/23, Jason Cooper 2/33)
- Harlequins Forces won by 12 runs.
Pacaltsdorp United vs Ramblers
Pacaltsdorp United 115 (Nkosinathi Siyoli 34, Dean Lewis 2/11, Gert Swart 2/17, Colan Hoogbaard 2/18)
Ramblers 117/2 (Andrew Calvert 55*, Bradley Carolus 44, Jermaine Jeonna 2/19)
- Ramblers won by 8 wickets.
Knysna Cavaliers vs Harlequins Forces
Knysna Cavaliers 95 (Francois Bonthuys 23, Juan Murphy 3/16, Reagan Engelbrecht 3/28, Jermaine le Kay 2/2)
Harlequins Forces 96/9 (Jermaine le Kay 24, Kyle Stewart 2/13, Quinton Visagie 2/20, Francois Bonthuys 2/26, Irvin Campher 2/33)
- Harlequins Forces won by 1 wicket.
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