1ST XI vs Framesby
18 January: T20 vs Framesby
Union won the toss and elected to bat first and struggled to get the scoreboard ticking over through the loss of regular wickets. After being put under pressure with good accurate bowling Union only managed to score 82 runs in their 20 overs.
Best batsmen: Zusakhe Ngwane 20; Brett Amsterdam 15; James Pienaar 15
Framesby came in to bat and Union had them struggling at 17 for 3, however we struggled with our consistency with the ball and were unable to keep them under pressure which allowed Framesby to reach their target with 6 wickets down.
Best bowlers: Lihle Mxhunyelwa 3 for 16 in 4 overs; Trevor Moss 2 for 20 in 2 overs; Luke Mc Naughton 1 for 14 in 3 overs
Union lost the match by 4 wickets
Saturday, 19 January: 50 over match vs Framesby
Framesby won the toss and elected to bat first. Once again we struggled with our consistency in line and length and allowed Framesby to score freely and in the end managed to score 245 in their 50 overs.
Best bowlers: Lunga Zantsi 2 for 29 in 7 overs; Trevor Moss 2 for 39 in 10 overs; Brett Amsterdam 1 for 32 in 10 overs
Union went in to bat and did well to see off the new ball but unfortunately could not kick on and lost four quick wickets. It was then that Luke Mc Naughton and Bowen Langmead took the game by the scruff of the neck and put together an outstanding mature 150 run partnership and placed Union in a position that seemed set to take us over the line. We were unfortunately unable to capitalize on this wonderful partnership and were bowled out for 206.
Best batsmen: Luke Mc Naughton 83; Bowen Langmead 53; Union lost the match by 39 runs.
2nd Team vs Framesby
On Saturday our second cricket team travelled to Port Elizabeth to play against Framesby in a 40 over match. Framesby won the toss and elected to bat first.
The Union bowlers struggled to find their rhythm and conceded way too many extras to apply any pressure of sorts. Framesby scored 208 for 3 in their alotted 40 overs.
Union got bowled out for 77 in 21.4 overs. The only batsmen that showed a bit of resistance was MJ Newton who scored an entertaining 29 not out and Khanya Butshingi 12.
Union lost the game by 131 runs.
U/15A vs Framesby
19 January: T20 vs Framesby
Union won the toss and sent Framesby in to bat. Framesby scored 106/8 in 20 overs. Best bowlers: Laythan Carelse 3 for 12 in 4 overs; Rhuze Hendricks 2 for 29 in 3 overs; Ivan Murray 2 for 4 in 1 over; Daniel Nel 1 for 15 in 4 overs.
Union went in to bat and were bowled out for 95. Best batsmen: Sisipho Arnolds 28; Jude Langmead 26 not out; Hlaki Skepe 14.
Union lost the match by 11 runs.
20 January: 50 over match vs Framesby
Framesby won the toss and elected to bat first and scored 250 all out in 49.3 overs.
Best bowlers: Hlaki Skepe 3 for 51 in 10 overs; Rhuze Hendricks 2 for 28 in 5 overs; Union went in to bat and were bowled out for 144.
Best batsmen: Hlaki Skepe 26; Sisipho Arnolds 21; Brent Hesselink 14; Ivan Murray 14.
Union lost the match by 106 runs.