Union 1st XI vs Stirling
Over the week end the 1st XI travelled to East London to play against Stirling in a declaration match. However due to rainy weather the match was reduced to a 40 over match.
Stirling won the toss and elected to bat. It was a day of moments for Union with the ball and in the field. There were moments of brilliance and moments of struggle and unfortunately the latter proved to be prominent on the day and we allowed Stirling to reach a well-played 196 in their 40 overs.
Best bowlers: Lunga Zantsi 2 for 25 in 8 overs; Jayden Brotherton 2 for 47 in 8 overs; Union went in to bat and struggled to get the score board ticking over with the regular loss of wickets. Thanks to a fantastic batting performance by Jayden Brotherton who kept the innings together right till the end despite having wickets fall all around him got us to a rather short but respectable 142. Unfortunately a lack of application at the wicket by our batsmen let us down in a game where things could have gone far better had we put together one good partnership.
Best batting: Jayden Brotherton 66; James Pienaar 16.
Union lost the match by 54 runs
U/15 A vs Stirling
The U15 A cricket team travelled to East London to play against Stirling. Due to rain the start of play was delayed and the match was reduced to 30 overs. Union batted first and scored 126 all out in 26 overs.
est Batsmen: Sisipho Arnolds 35; Laythan Carelse 23; Hlaki Skepe 15.
Stirling replied with 100 all out in 24 overs.
Best bowlers: Kwande Mhlabeni 3 for 16 in 5 overs; Hlaki Skepe 3 for 22 in 6 overs; Daniel Nel 2 for 15 in 5 overs. Laythan Carelse and Likhona Finca each took one wicket.
Union won the match by 23 runs
2nd Team vs Stirling
The 2nds played against Stirling at home on Saturday. Stirling won the toss and elected to bat. UHS started off well to have the opposition 53/7 in the 12th over, but were unable to prevent their remaining batsmen from taking their score to 167 in the 32nd over in this 40 over match.
Josh Calitz bowled well for figures of 5/40 in 7 overs and William Kayster 3/43 in 8 overs.
UHS struggled against some hostile bowling. Peter Watermeyer made 40 runs batting for 23 overs, and was the only bat to weather the storm. William Kayster did well for 18 runs. UHS were bowled out in the 29th over for 107 and lost by 60 runs.