• Tuks off to bright start

    Tuks are on top of the Varsity Cricket table after the first day’s matches in Potchefstroom.

    Tuks started Wednesday with nine points, followed closely by the University of Johannesburg on eight points. UWC are bottom of the log.

    The University of Johannesburg claimed two wins in their two matches, beating UWC and Maties. Tuks also claimed two wins out of two, beating Stellenbosch and NMMU. UCT and Pukke also bagged a win each with victories over Kosvies and NMMU respectively.

    The tournament continues on Wednesday with six more matches to be played.
    Tuks vs Maties: Tuks won by 36 runs
    Tuks: 168/5 (J Snyman 61, M Coetzee 49; N Scholtz 2/23, J Dill 1/30)
    Maties: 132/8 (L le Roux 45, J Marais 26; C Bosch 3/19, R Claassen 3/21)
    UJ vs UWC: UJ won by 29 runs
    UJ: 155/9 (H van Straaten 31, Y Valli, 25; D Christians 2/17, J Smith 2/17)
    UWC: 131 all out (J Smith 30, I Hendricks 27; K Dudgeon 4/26, H van Straaten 4/2
    UCT vs Kovsies: UCT won by 7 wickets
    UFS Kovsies: 151/6 (M Erlank 29,I Finlay 24; J leppan 2/27, S Golding 2/23)
    UCT: 155/3 (J Newby 59,R Tissiman 41; J van Dyk 1/16, K Rafferty 1/19)
    Pukke vs NMMU:  Pukke won by 11 runs
    NWU Pukke: 176/9 (W Lubbe 55, J Malan 36; S Nqweni 4/37, B Dolley 2/16)
    NMMU: 170/8 (D White 28, B Dolley 24; H du Plooy 3/32, J Malan 2/17)
    UJ vs Maties: UJ won by 3 runs
    UJ: 181/4 (D Potgieter 53,Y Valli 49; N Botha 3/24, D Botha 1/26)
    Maties: 178/6 (J Bredenkamp 41, D Botha 36;N Mvelase 2/25,H van Straaten 2/33)
    Notes on scoring:
    In cases where there is a difference between winning margins and team totals, it means a  team lost a wicket (or wickets) during the Power Play Plus Over. A loss of a wicket during this over would have originally resulted in the loss of five runs for the batting side, but due to a scoring system complication, they are now being added to the bowling team’s total as penalty runs instead.

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