Gallery: Cape Town Cricket Club v Durbanville Cricket Club at UWC Cricket Club, 4 November 2018 November 4, 2018 admin Uncategorized 0 With the defending champions having lost a wicket in each of the opening two overs of the match after being sent in to bat first, opener Byron Boshoff quickly got Durbanville back on track with a fluent 39 from 32 balls, striking two sixes and three fours along the way. Left-arm spinner Bradley Petersen swung the pendulum back Cape Town’s way with a controlled spell in the middle overs, conceding just 17 from his four overs and picking up two key scalps. A run-a-ball knock of 25 by Leon le Roux in the closing overs kept Durbanville moving forward, when they seemed to be losing their way somewhat in slipping to 92-6 at the start of the 18th over. Opening bowler Brendan Young struck for Cape Town with the first ball of the match, before adding a second scalp in his last over to maintain the pressure on the batsmen throughout. Defending a very moderate total of 116, Durbanville opening bowler Nathan Swartz struck twice in his first nine deliveries to set the Cape Town run chase firmly on the back foot from the outset. Opening the bowling with his medium-pacers, Jaco Castle bowled immaculately – polishing off the remainder of Cape Town’s top order by striking twice in his second over, and ultimately conceding just six singles and a wide from his four overs. From amidst the devastation of 7-4 that quickly deteriorated further to 23-5, Hilio de Abreu was always fighting a losing battle for Cape Town – but nevertheless showed grit in batting through the final 15 overs to end with an undefeated 40 from 47 balls. Bradley Petersen hit a fighting 31 from 27 balls in a 61-run sixth-wicket stand with Hilio de Abreu that represented the bulk of Cape Town’s effort to reach their target. Left-arm seamer Brandon Viret snuffed out Cape Town’s last fading hopes of reaching their target, breaking the crucial sixth-wicket stand as the first of two strikes in successive balls for him. Handshakes after Durbanville successfully defended their small total to end Cape Town’s participation in the AMA20/20 competition at the semi-final stage for the second successive season, en route to securing a second successive T20 title for themselves later that day.