Harmer, Ackermann spearhead CUT's defeat
Simon Harmer and Colin Ackermann scored 81 and 60 runs respectively to lead the Mecer Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) Madibaz to an emphatic 106-run drubbing of KIA CUT Cricket Club (CC) on Day Three of the Cricket South Africa (CSA) National Club Championships in Pretoria on Wednesday. This victory saw the defending champions rise from fifth to second position on the Section 2 log.
NMMU finished their 50 overs with 257/8 after they were asked to bat first by CUT. Umar Abrahams added 39 runs to the board while Malusi Siboto was the pick of CUT's bowlers, taking 4/47 in his allotted overs. CUT's reply was not par today as they were skittled out for 151 with 10 overs to spare.
Steinhoff Maties continued their good form when they beat the Philips Glenvista CC by 22 runs to retain their No 2 spot on the Section 1 log. They returned with 190/8 after 50 overs when they were put in to bat first by Glenvista. Omphile Ramela top scored with 60 runs, while Carl Raubenheimer chipped in with 32. Carmi le Roux returned with best bowling figures of 3/44 while Alwyn Vorster took 2/31. Dewalt Botha from Maties took one of the only two fifers of the day, taking five wickets for 31 runs in seven overs to restrict Glenvista to 168 all out. Yunus Keiler top scored with 43 runs.
The Horseshoe Kempton Park won their second match in a row when they met and defeated Steel & Pipe/DDCM West End. West End batted first and were all out for 122 in 32.2 overs after winning the toss, Uli van Duyker took an increadible 4/17 in six overs to confine them. Johan Fourie scored an unbeaten 48 runs to help his side to 123/2 in just 18.2 overs. Kempton Park won by eight wickets to maintain their No 1 spot on the Section 1 log.
The TIB Crusaders CC suffered their third defeat when they lost to Assupol TUKS by eight wickets while the University of the Western Cape pulled off yet another close victory when they beat North West PUKKE by 19 runs. In the final match of the day, United CC rose to third on the Section 1 log from last place after beating Union Stars CC by six wickets.