GARDEN ROUTE CRICKET NEWS - The SWD Premier League competition is in full swing and tough battles were fought during the past weekend. The defending champions, NMU Madibaz, were victorious in both matches.
On Saturday they posted 224/9 and restricted George to 209 (all out) for a 15-runs victory.
On Sunday Knysna Cavaliers, who made 188 thanks to a fine innings by AB van der Walt (97), let them work very hard for a two-wicket victory when they hit the winning runs (191/8) in the 46th over.
Harlequins had mixed success with a 42-runs victory against Pioneers but lost by 5 wickets against George. Ramblers (121/1) was too strong for Mossel Bay (120 all out) and won by 9 wickets for a well-earned bonus point victory after they reached the winning target in the 17th over.
The summarised score cards are:
George vs NMU Madibaz George
- NMU MADIBAZ GEORGE 224/9 (50 overs) (Levin Muller 82; Travis Ackermann 41; Migael Vermeulen 33; Mesuli Vuba 25; Jaco Janse van Rensburg 4/45; Jaco Fourie 3/38).
- GEORGE 209 all out (48.5 overs) (Franco Geldenhuys 77; Kevin Gibson 30*; Jaco Fourie 30; Hannes van Niekerk 21; Francois Harley 5/39; Joshua Klue 2/24).
- NMU Madibaz George won by 15 runs.
Knysna Cavaliers vs NMU Madibaz George
- KNYSNA CAVALIERS 188 all out (47.5 overs) (AB van der Walt 97; Francois Bonthuys 24; Dustin Adolph 3/46; Joshua Kleu 2/27; Francois Harley 2/29; Travis Ackerman 2/40).
- NMU MADIBAZ GEORE 191/8 (46 overs) (Tristan Reid 60; Todd Walker 32; Joshua Klue 21; Migael Vermeulen 20; Jean Pierre Ellis 3/42; Francois Bonthuys 2/25; AB van der Walt 2/29).
- NMU Madibaz George won by 2 wickets.
Harlequins Forces vs George
- HARLEQUINS FORCES 201 all out (50 overs) (Regan Engelbrecht 46; Rhupino Plaatjies 39; Tsepo Kekana 23; Keegan Coeries 21; Jaco Fourie 3/31; Jaco Janse van Rensburg 2/24; Sydwell Williams 2/59).
- GEORGE 203/5 (45.1 overs) (Jaco Fourie 54*; Jaco Janse van Rensburg 52; Franco Geldenhuys 31; Johandre Barnard 26; Rhupino Plaatjies 3/38; Franklin Stuurman 2/47).
- George won by 5 wickets.
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