Gallery: Cape Town Cricket Club v Rondebosch Cricket Club at UWC Cricket Club, 14 October 2018 October 17, 2018 admin Uncategorized 0 Rondebosch opening bowler Myolisi Fumba undermined what was promising to be another good Cape Town start after they had elected to bat first, striking in his second over and then again in the opening over of his second spell. Off-spinner Jason Fourie put the Cape Town batting under significant pressure with two quick wickets in the middle overs, triggering a slump to 86-6 with just five overs remaining. Clinton Botha stood firm for Cape Town with a timely half-century of vital importance to his side, he and his captain rescuing the innings with an unbroken stand of 45 from the last five overs. Clinton Botha is congratulated by his skipper Geoff Dods upon reaching a 43-ball fifty in the final over, having struck two sixes and two fours en route. Opening bat Bradley Barnes led a Rondebosch run chase that initially threatened to run away with things, striking 32 from 26 balls as his side cruised to 42 without loss during the six-over Powerplay. Bradley Petersen began the turnaround for Cape Town with his left-arm spin, breaking the opening stand and then returning to claim two further wickets in the middle overs that snuffed out Rondebosch’s challenge. Sinegugu Maseko dropped anchor for Rondebosch throughout the second half of their innings – although unable to score heavily enough to influence proceedings, his undefeated 20 did rob Cape Town of a third consecutive bonus-point win. Cape Town complete a most successful opening weekend of the new 2018/19 season, with their third win in three matches to top the Pool B standings and position themselves handily for a semi-final berth.