Upcoming fixtures and events:
Saturday 9 July is to be a day of fun with rugby matches vs Collegians by the juniors, followed by the seconds at 1.30pm, running up to the main game at 3pm. A deejay will provide entertainment after the games with bar specials running.
Amanzimtoti Cycling Club host the annual Toti69er race
Date: 10 July
Location: Amanzimtoti Sports Centre
Riverside Road, Hutchison Park
Entries close: 9 July
Starting time: 6.30am
Results and round-up
Winding down the rugby season, Amanzimtoti Rugby Club (ARC) will take on Durban Collegians on Saturday, 9 July. The club, founded in 1946 will celebrate its 70th anniversary this year.
“We are hurting due to our loss to Rovers and look forward to this home game. We are at the stage in the season, where we can’t prepare anymore, we’ve got what we got,” ARC chairman, Cliff Uppink said.
He added the first team club coaches will explore various weaknesses in the SA Home Loans Durban Collegians armour and work a plan around that.
Saturday is set to be a day of fun with matches by the juniors, followed by the seconds at 1.30pm, running up to the main game at 3pm. A deejay will provide entertainment after the games with bar specials running.
“Next year the club aims to build either a strong U19 and U20 or 21 side. Why play elsewhere if you can play in your home town for a Premier Division club?
“Looking at skills development, we are working with King’s Academy and already have players featuring in our second team on occasions, and we are happy to have them with us. We would like to see our young talent join us in 2017.”
The Durban Collegians game will be the last league game for the season, which will take us into the Castle Murray Cup.
Anyone interested in joining the club next year can contact Uppink on 083 264 6767.
A mid-winter’s pitch was prepared with a lot of love by Rex Hindman and everybody’s first thought of the pitch was that it was going to be a difficult pitch and a low- scoring game.
ACC put a good team together - a mixture between 1st and 2nd team players to play against a touring side from New Deli (Global Sports Club), all youngsters between 14 and 19 years of age.
A great day started at 9.30am with New Deli winning the toss and electing to bat first. They started off slow with J.J. de Wet and Hennie
Nienaber keeping them down to only 33 for 1 in the first 10 overs, but New Deli showed good character and ACC bowlers showing that the off season was not good for their bowling, but they gave their all and after 40 overs New Deli ended on a respectable score of 198 for 7 with two of their batsmen getting half-centuries - Haiden with a well played 55 of 60 balls and Rahul D with a 53 of 43 balls - well done to them.
With the pick of ACC bowlers J.J. De Wet with figures of 8 overs 1 maiden 2 wickets for 22 runs and a brilliant run-out of the opening batsmen.
The bowlers did not put a bad score up to defend and Warren Pullock (Buggy) and Quinton Grobler (Q10) went out and started ACC’s innings. For a man who is on retirement Buggy man started the innings like a 19 year old with knees still intact hitting the New Deli bowlers all over the park with his partner looking on from the other side putting up a respectable first wicket partnership of 62 runs in 8 overs before Q10 lost his wicket for 15.
The spinners of New Deli 2 youngster then came and did some bowling that all the batsmen of ACC struggled to play, but they were still in the hunt to win the game. Buggy and T.P. Venter batted well together, but struggled to get the spinners away with Buggy losing his wicket on 49 from 60 balls and T.P. 24 from 58 balls. ACC was in the hunt to win the game all the time, but the spinners were one too many for them and Warren Fry and J.J. De Wet both out on 14 Justin Jones (25) and Mike Mare (13) came together and hit two 6 to keep ACC in the hunt.
Mike hit a six from the second last over of the game tried to hit another six lost his wicket with a good catch on the boundary leaving Beavis and Bennie to get nine runs from the last over.
With a good last over from New Deli keeping them in check they only could manage five runs and losing the game by five runs ending their 40 overs on 194 for 6, and they need 199 to win.
For an out-of-season game ACC played well, but well done to the youngsters from New Deli for winning a good days cricket, with their best bowler Akshit Gloea only 14, with bowling figures of 8 overs 1 maiden 1 wicket for only 17 runs.
New Deli and a Chatsworth RPC U19 team is playing on Tuesday from 9.30am at the Toti Oval - good luck to both the teams.
Not a good day for tennis on Saturday, but well done to the members who turned out for social games. The braai and get-together afterwards was enjoyed. Thanks to Alan for organising it.
Great to have Brenda Vermaak with us from Australia. The ladies mid-week 2nd team results from May-June league received. The team was placed second in the 2nd division with North Coast at the top by a small margin of 6 points. Great effort by the team. Fixtures for the mid-week league due to commence on 20 July have been received and will be posted on the notice board this week. The teams will be confirmed this week. There is still time to put your name down if you wish to be considered for a team. Members note, the men’s and women’s doubles league is due to commence on Saturday 30 July and Sunday 31 July. Lists are on the notice board for entries. We are committed to one men’s team and two women’s teams.
Our development clinic is in recess for the school holidays and will recommence on the first Saturday after schools open.
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