Gallery: First XI vs Western Province CC at Rondebosch, 1 Feb 2020

Home team opener Derek Mitchell was half of an effective opening stand for WPCC after they had been asked to bat first, making 27 in a first-wicket stand of 55.


Jarryd Walsh hit a six and two fours in his 28 for WPCC, as they initially cruised to 55 without loss inside the first hour.


Once Cape Town got the breakthrough they worked quickly through the rest of the batting, Darren Rolfe producing a second spell of 4-0-11-2 to help reduce the home side from 55-0 to 83-5 in less than an hour.


Left-arm spinner Bradley Petersen took the key wicket of the home team’s skipper in his first over, before continuing on to dominate the middle overs for Cape Town in a spell of 10-4-20-2.


Nicholas Scott’s medium-pacers took some tap initially, but he broke the opening stand before returning at the end to help clean up the tail.


Cape Town’s leading wicket-taker of the season Brendan Young was miserly throughout, and collected two scalps of his own to complete a Cape Town comeback that claimed 10-60 in less than 30 overs.
Opening the bowling with his left-arm spin, WPCC skipper Kyle Schreuder provided his side with another good start in defence of their meager total, with a wicket in the first over.
WPCC opening bowler Kyle Klein also exerted stern pressure at the outset, beginning with a spell of 5-3-4-2 to pave the way to reducing Cape Town to 34-4 and raise home team hopes of pulling off an unlikely victory.
However, Cape Town’s Kent professional Adam Rouse secured victory for the visitors with his own special brand of magic, blazing eleven fours in the space of 22 balls faced to settle the outcome emphatically.
Adam Rouse reaches a 38-ball fifty with his tenth four, while completely dominating an 80-run stand in eleven overs with his captain Geoff Dods to power Cape Town home to a bonus-point win.
Cape Town complete an emphatic win – their sixth in seven games, together with a tie – with half their overs still left unused, handily consolidating their third place on the Premier League log.

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