Union’s 1st team cricket boys travelled to the Asante Sana Private Game Reserve on Friday, 12 March, to take on the Brian Bands Invitational XI.
Brian Bands won the toss and elected to bat first.
The Union boys bowled with good control in windy conditions and managed to create chances very early on, but failed to capitalise by dropping a few catches.
This did not dampen the boys’ spirit, however, and they kept at it, restricting Brian Bands to 147 all out in 35 overs. Union’s best bowlers were Josh Calitz (4 for 17 in 5 overs) and Laythan Carelse (2 for 8 in 3 overs).
The Union team then went in to bat, chasing down the total of 147. The top order laid a solid foundation with some valuable partnerships upfront, combatting some excellent bowling from the Brian Bands cricketers.
In the end, Union managed to successfully cross the line, winning by 4 wickets, with 5 overs to spare.
Union’s best batsmen were Sisipho Arnols (32), Rogan Odendaal (31), Joshua Horne (22), Josh Calitz (18*) and MJ Newton (14*).