Pukke claimed a four-wicket victory over Tuks with seven balls remaining to be crowned Varsity Cup champions on Saturday.
After two years of heartache the Pukke boys lifted the elusive Varsity Cricket trophy, beating the defending champions Tuks. The North West side became the first team to defeat Tuks in a final and lift the Varsity Cricket trophy.
After Pukke and Tuks outmuscled UJ and Maties respectively in the semi-finals earlier in the day, Tuks won the toss and opted to bat first and set a low total of 116-8 in their 20 overs.
Jiveshan Pillay (23) and Craig Kirsten (24 not out) were the Pretoria side’s top performers, with no one else surpassing the 20-run mark.
Wihan Lubbe was the main destroyer for Pukke, ending on figures of 3-16 as Tuks set a beatable target. NWU failed to keep wickets in their innings too, finding themselves on 88-6 after 15 overs.
The Tuks bowling attack responded well in their attempts to retain the title. Blake Schraader (2-14) got the ball rolling dismissing skipper Lubbe on 19. Marques Ackermann (29) and Edrich Lubbe (20) posed the only threat to the opposition.
Lubbe proved to be the man to stick around to see out the game at as Pukke were crowned Varsity Cricket champions with seven balls to spare.