Gallery: Cape Town Cricket Club v Brackenfell Cricket Club at CTCC, 27 October 2018

Brackenfell’s provincial left-arm seamer Mpilo Njoloza fully justified his captain’s decision to bowl first, decimating Cape Town’s batting line-up with five wickets in his first six overs to reduce the home side to 33-6 just 45 minutes into the game.
Mpilo Njoloza celebrates yet another scalp as the Brackenfell opening bowler needed just 36 deliveries to bag a five-for.
Bradley Petersen, on debut for the Cape Town First XI in the 50-over format, hit four fours in a fluent innings of 27 from 34 balls, but could not rescue his side from the wreckage of 38-7.
Brackenfell medium-pacer Mark Adrianatos finished off the initial destruction wreaked by Mpilo Njoloza, bagging three quick scalps of his own to bring the home side’s last-wicket pair together with just 73 on the board.
Matthew Olsen produced some last-gasp defiance for Cape Town, striking a six and three fours in his 29 from 30 balls to completely dominate a last-wicket stand of 30.
Brackenfell opening bat Manrich Kotze’s undefeated 39 saw his side home to a comprehensive victory, safely negotiating them past an early wicket in a stand of 62 with his captain that all but completed the task for the visitors.
Lee-Roy Walters, the Brackenfell skipper, played a careful innings of 28 to ensure that his side left with maximum points from the game, adding 62 in 21 overs with Manrich Kotze to break the back of the task.
Handshakes after Cape Town crashed to an unexpected and heavy eight-wicket defeat at home to Brackenfell, in a rather less-than-perfect start to what in the 2018/19 season will be the primary competition format.

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