Gallery: Cape Town Cricket Club v UWC Cricket Club at UWC Cricket Club, 21 October 2018

Opening bat Karl Vermeulen provided most of the early impetus for UWC after the students had elected to bat first, initially dominating a first-wicket stand of 63 in an energetic knock of 47 that contained just a single four – despite needing just 50 balls to compile.
Mujahid Toffar was the other half of a solid opening stand of 63 in twelve overs for UWC, striking one six in his 25 from 33 balls in the process.
Opening bowler Brendan Young applied the brakes firmly to the students’ finishing effort, striking three times in his closing two-over burst to restrict UWC to a moderate total.
Off-spinner Matthew Olsen played his usual cat-and-mouse games with the opposition batsmen, picking up two scalps as UWC faltered somewhat in the closing overs.
Mathew Goles continued his fine run of form at the top of the Cape Town order, keeping his side in the hunt with two sixes and a four in his knock of 47 from 49 balls.
Clinton Botha added a useful 20 for Cape Town, in an important 47-run third-wicket stand that resurrected his side’s hopes after a rather moderate start to their run chase.
UWC opening bowler Mihlali Mpongwana picked up two important scalps for his side, while never letting the batting get on top of him.
The students held their nerve to defend eight off the last over successfully, thereby finishing top of Pool B by winning all five of their matches.

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