“Runners don’t get rained out, they get rained on.”
Wicket Wasps played it safe to secure a draw, scoring 158/3 with unbeaten batsmen, Juan Booyens (67) and Ashley van den Heever (32) being the top run scorers.
In the dying moments of the match, Piet Retief managed to cross the tryline once more, but it was not enough to claim the title of NNRU second division champions.
The second team’s victory has secured them a spot in the finals, alongside the first team who will also advance to the finals after a cancellation from Volksrust last Saturday for the semi final.
“After winning against Piet Retief in the previous game by only two points, the Vryheid boys overpowered Piet Retief in all aspects of this game,” said Head Coach, Rich Verster.
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Fancy footwork from fast and fearless Carl Holzhauzen led to another try for the hosts towards the end of the second half, but Volksrust managed to make one more dash for the try line in the dying stages of the match.
Proud Coach, Edwill Meiring, is very happy with his squad’s performance, saying that things are “starting to gel together for the side” and that “if they carry on playing this way they will go very far in the league.”
Marco Vosloo top scored with an accumulated 47 and the best bowling for the Legends came from Craig Petersen, taking 3 wickets for 15 runs.
In batting, the Gladiators were bundled out for 89 in 23 overs with Thulani Zondo (18) and Andrew Vorster (15) the only batsmen to make any impression on the scoreboard.
Matches will be played on Saturday afternoons starting at 1pm. Each team will consist of eight players and an innings will be 15 overs long with every player bowling. Club players will be limited in each team and teams will be able to purchase club players on an auction basis.