Union cricketers face Brandwag in annual encounter
UHS 1st XI
On Saturday, 14 September, Union’s 1st XI travelled to the Asante Sana Private Game Reserve to play their annual fixture against Uitenhage’s Brandwag.
Brandwag won the toss and elected to bat first. Union started well, striking early and building a steady pressure with the ball taking regular wickets.
A lapse in concentration later in the innings, however, resulted in several missed chances. That, and some loose bowling, allowed Brandwag to score 165 in their allotted 40 overs after having stood at only 64 for 6 at drinks.
Union’s best bowlers were Lunga Zantsi (2 for 9 in 6 overs), Brett Amsterdam (2 for 25 in 8 overs) and Trevor Moos (2 for 28 in 8 overs).
Union then went in to bat and got off to a great start.
They continued to stay well ahead of the run rate and a fantastic 53 run partnership between Brett Amsterdam and Bowen Langmead looked to secure the match.
Union then, unfortunately, completely lost their way with the bat – losing 7 wickets for 30 runs – to lose the match by 25 runs in the end.
Union’s best batsmen were Bowen Langmead (52) and Brett Amsterdam (32).
UHS 2nd Team
Union’s 2nd Team also played against Brandwag on Saturday in Uitenhage
Union was the toss and and elected to bat first. They were bowled out for 129 in the 31st over. The team’s batsmen recorded the following: Mihlali Tyanase, 22, Jarrod Naudé, 20, James Pringle,16, with Josh Calitz and Rogen Odendaal each scoring 10 runs in this 35-over match.
Branwag passed Union’s score in the 23rd over, having lost 7 wickets in the process. Union’s best bowlers were Jarrod Naudé (3/16) and Matthew Hesselink (2/23).
Brandwag won the match by 3 wickets.