Gallery: Cape Town Cricket Club v Ottoman Cricket Club at OCC, 2 March 2019 March 2, 2019 admin Uncategorized 0 Cape Town opening bat Mathew Goles provided the bulk of the early scoring for his side, contributing 42 runs of the opening stand of 65 with William Hantam after Cape Town had been asked to bat first. Joffvre Duminy contributed a solid 28 for Cape Town from the number three berth, helping Mathew Goles add 44 for the second wicket as the visitors cruised to the three-digit mark for the loss of only one wicket. Mathew Goles reaches a 75-ball fifty for Cape Town, en route to a final score of 76 – the second-highest score of his Cape Town First XI career. Tristan Coetzee contributed an enterprising 25 from 34 balls for Cape Town in a 46-run third-wicket stand that took just ten overs to compile, in the process passing 500 career runs for the side. Ottoman opening bowler Mujahid Isaacs conceded a steady flow of runs throughout, but also captured three quick wickets in the space of nine balls as the visitors went on the assault in the final seven overs of their innings. Historically a thorn in Cape Town’s side over the years, Josh Savage conceded just six runs from his first seven overs again, and though he took some tap in the closing overs, nevertheless added three more scalps to his tally. Clinton Botha provided a quickfire 24 from 16 balls in the final overs of the Cape Town innings, boosting the visitors’ total to a healthy 220. Ottoman opening bat Dayaan du Toit top-scored for his side with a punchy 39 that included five fours, as he and Taariq Behardien began well by posting 48 for the first wicket. Home team skipper Taariq Behardien began slowly, before three fours in an over set him on his way – until running himself out for 23. Ottoman wicket-keeper / batsman Aashim Kaushal provided 28 runs in a 44-run stand for the sixth wicket that proved to be the home side’s best chance of chasing down their target. Mujahid Isaacs followed up his three earlier wickets with an aggressive knock of 30 from 34 balls, dominating a 44-run stand that kept Ottoman’s hopes alive when matters began drifting away from them. Cape Town’s reinforcement from Kent, Adam Rouse, broke Ottoman’s last organised resistance with his off-spin, en route to bagging four scalps as the home team’s last five wickets tumbled for just 12 runs. Opening bowler Brendan Young wrapped up the game for Cape Town with two late wickets in cleaning up the tail, thereby securing an ultimately comfortable 58-run win for his side.