Cricket u/9

On Saturday, 24 February, Union Preparatory School, Graaff-Reinet‘s u/9A cricketers traveled to Komani to face their Laerskool Hangklip Primary counterparts in a 30-over match.

The day started well for Union as their captain, Trenn Naudé, won the toss and elected to bat.

The hosts quickly gained the upper hand, however, with a strong bowling attack, putting pressure on the Union boys. As a result, wickets fell at regular intervals, and the team struggled to form substantial partnerships.

In the end, Union could only manage a total of 75 runs, being bowled out in just 13.5 overs.

𝗧𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗻 𝗡𝗮𝘂𝗱é, 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸 𝗖𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗺𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗔𝗻𝗱𝗿𝗲𝘄 𝗠𝗰𝗘𝘄𝗮𝗻 𝗺𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗯𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗮𝘁.

Defending such a small total was always going to be a challenge, especially with the strong wind that picked up after the innings change.

The Union bowlers found it difficult to adapt to the conditions, resulting in a high number of extras conceded, which made the run chase easier for Hangklip. Hangklip reached the target of 76 runs in the 17th over with only 4 wickets down. Trenn Naudé took 2 wickets, while Richter de Wet and Mark Copeman also made valuable contributions with the ball.

𝘈𝘭𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘜𝘯𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘴𝘶𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘢 6-𝘸𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘵 𝘥𝘦𝘧𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘤𝘩, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘰𝘺𝘴 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘥 𝘢 𝘭𝘰𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘦, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘦𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘳𝘭𝘺 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘰𝘯.