Premier League dishes up drama

2020-01-28 06:00

The latest round of fixtures in the Western Province Club Cricket Association’s Premier League competition produced unusual drama with two games ending in a tie.

This is the first time this has happened in this division since unification.

In the game between Cape Town Cricket Club (CTCC) and Durbanville, both sides scored 172, whilst in a low scoring game Western Province Cricket Club (WPCC) and UWC, both sides mustered 125.

Meanwhile, in the first division A, newcomers Rylands enhanced their chances of promotion with a bonus-point win over Edgemead.

For Rylands, all-rounder Faheem Bedford made a useful contribution with the bat (36) and ball (3/18). While Ottomans, United and Primrose suffered defeats at the hands of Green Point, Notherns Goodwood, and Milnerton respectively.

Results:

Premier league:

UCT beat Victoria by 50 runs

UCT 205/9 (Aqeel Ebrahim 76, Chris Meyer 34: Alistair Snowden 3/13, Jordan Fourie 2/27)

Victoria 155 (Robert van der Ross 67; Justin Spourl 4/32, Matt Rudston 3/40’

Strandfontein beat Langa by 3 wickets

Langa 111 (Waqa Ali 26, Ben Henderson 26; Tommy Jansen 5/18)

Strandfontein 112/ 7 (Zunaid Lagardien 26, Chad Joseph 22; Mangaliso Mtiya 2/18, Raees Mohammed 2/36)

Claremont beat Brackenfell by 7 wickets

Brackenfell 195 (Leroy Walters 84, Ruan Vlok 38, Darren Stevens 4//21, Josh Breed 3/54)

Claremont 196/3 (Darren Stevens 75*, Josh Breed 43)

Bellville beat Rondebosch on run rate

Bellville 248/7 Schaughn van Greunen 83, L van Vuuren 51: Wesley Bedja 2/49)

Rondebosch 225/7 (Grant Edmeades 94, Lyle Rodgers 58, Marcus Fourie 3/32)

First division B:

Avendale beat Montrose by 113 runs

Avendale 236/9 ( James Bovey 57, Dylan Solomon 38, T Benjamin 34 *; Amanul Haq 3/39, Yusuf Keet 2/36)

Montrose 123 ( Mogamat Osman 32; Logan van der Rheede 4/39)

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