STELLENBOSCH: With only one round left in this year’s Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) Cubs Week, there are still five teams who stand a chance to be crowned champions at the conclusion of the final day in Stellenbosch.
No team is still unbeaten, and it is only the Central Gladiators who don’t stand a chance to walk away with the spoils. They will be searching for their first victory of the tournament on the final day.
The Coastal Conquerors managed to end the defending champions, the Southern Superstars’, unbeaten status on the Coetzenburg Oval with a convincing victory of seven wickets.
The Conquerors’ Chad Laycock (78*) and Banele Cele (47*) shared an unbeaten 116-run partnership over the fourth wicket to see their team home. The Conquerors moved to the top of the log with this victory.
The Superstars could only manage 164 runs before being bowled out. Tyler Williams (46*), Jesse Prodehl (46), and Maahir Joseph (32) made the biggest contributions for the losing side. Thabiso Ndlela grabbed four wickets for only 27 runs for the Conquerors.
The Eastern Warriors kept their chances alive to bag the title with a convincing victory of 169 runs over the Western Legends on Maties’ C-field. The Warriors’ Cameron Williams (95) and Ben van der Merwe (72) laid a more than a solid foundation with an opening partnership of 158 runs.
The Legends’ JP King continued his good form thus far during the week. He was his side’s best bowler bagging four wickets at the cost of 35 runs, before also top scoring with 42 runs while wielding the willow.
Akhona Ratyana picked up four wickets for only 27 runs as the Legends fell well short reaching only 155 runs.
The Northern Champions steamrolled past the Central Gladiators by eight wickets. The losing side was bundled out for a mere 87 runs with Amaan Khan (4/13) and Arnaud du Plessis (3/36) causing most of the damage
DAY 4 RESULTS:
- Coastal Conquerors won by seven wickets.
Southern Superstars 164 (Tyler Williams 46*, Jesse Prodehl 46, Maahir Joseph 32, Extras 21; T Ndlela 4/27, Banele Cele 2/29, Olwakhe Ntshona 2/35).
Coastal Conquerors 168/3 (Chad Laycock 78*, Banele Cele 47*).
- Northern Champions beat Central Gladiators by eight wickets.
Central Gladiators 87 (Simo Potelwa 39; Amaan Khan 4/13, Arnaud du Plessis 3/36).
Northern Champions 90/2 (Christiaan du Toit 28, Extras 28).
- Eastern Warriors beat Western Legends by 169 runs
Eastern Warriors 328/8 (Cameron Williams 95, Ben van der Merwe 72, Hlonele Bune 57*, Ryan Muir 32*, Extras 32; JP King 4/35).
Western Legends 155 (JP King 42, Tebogo Mathe 24, Jayden Davids 20; Akhona Ratyana 4/27, Esa Gangat 2/21, Cameron Williams 2/58).
CUBS WEEK 2022 FIXTURES:
FRIDAY, 14 JANUARY
- Central Gladiators vs Southern Superstars – Coetzenburg
- Northern Champions vs Western Legends – Maties C / D
- Coastal Conquerers vs Eastern Warriors – Tassies Oval
CUBS WEEK 2022 TEAMS:
Nkanyiso Mkhize, Dean Bacher, Christopher King, Reuben du Toit, Zack Momberg, Simo Potelwa, Talha Chavoos, Billy van Zyl, Kyle Glennistor, Ravat Yusuf, Tshepo Stafa, Greg Ford, Richard Seletswane
Banele Cele, Alexander Vermeulen, Romashen Pillay, Jake Carstens, Thabiso Ndlela, Chad Laycock, Nathan Ngugi, Makabongwe Ngcobo, Oyama Ntshona, Nathan Trevethan, Bonga Shezi, Ntando Zuma, Slade van Staden
Siphamandla Bashe, Daniel Ristow, Butsha Mfazwe, Cameron Williams, Ben van der Merwe, Russel Peterson, Casey Keevy, Cormey van der Watt, Ian Baard, Eathan Frosler, Akhona Ratyana, Bune Hlonela, Olwakhe Goqoza
Nathan Steyn, Amaan Khan, Christiaan Daniels, Sinethemba Ngeyane, Letsholo Selemela, Schalk Engelbrecht, William Tshoke, Arnaud du Plessis, Shelton Ngobeni, Modise Maloka, Christiaan du Toit, Khaif Patel, Dewan Marais
Nathan Jacobs, Abdullah Bayoumy, Meeka-eel Prince, Jesse Prodehl, Abel Mokwena, Basil George, Liyema Waqu, Bongile Mfunelwa, Gysbert Wege, Tyler Williams, Juan James, Maahir Josesph, Cameron Fraser
Mvula Chabalala, Hanro Swanepoel, Matthew Davids, Corne Prinsloo, Jayden Davids, Bathabile Masigo, Mboniseni Mhlanga, Tshireletso Tikoe, Stefan Nel, Rico Fryer, Sello Sessing, JP King, Joe Meyer