Athlone loses in final

2016-10-04 06:00

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Durbanville shut out Athlone 2-0 in the final of the seventh annual Crusaders u.23 Youth Series baseball tournament which took place at the Grassy Park sports fields on Sunday.

Both teams went through the group stages unbeaten. Athlone saw off Battswood (3-2) and Worcester (13-0) on Saturday, with Durbanville having a walkover against Westridge (9-0) and beating hosts Crusaders (4-3).

Athlone then beat Westridge (8-1) and Durbanville beat Battswood (8-0) to move into their playoff games.

Athlone beat Crusaders (3-1) to set up a final match with Durbanville, who best Worcester (8-1).

Athlone and Durbanville were the most consistent teams and deserved their places in the final.

Crusaders needs to be applauded for the sterling efforts the club has made to put on this event to showcase young players.

. The season is scheduled to start this weekend, but at the time of going to print, the BAWP fixtures had not yet been ratified by its executive committee.

There have been rumours of player movement between clubs, but, according to Rae Ripepi, BAWP vice-president, there have not been any new registrations within the various clubs.

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