Gallery: First XI vs Durbanville, 30 Oct 2021

Durbanville elected to bat first on a tricky pitch, and given the new ball, Lloyd Wingrove took full advantage of the bowler-friendly conditions – producing an opening spell of 7-2-6-3 to help reduce the visitors to 33-5.

 

Rubin Senekal patiently rode out the initial storm though, before finally finding a partner in Bradley Petersen that enabled Durbanville to turn the match around.

 

Bradley Petersen benefited from being dropped twice to torture his former teammates with an accomplished innings in difficult conditions, adding 115 for the sixth wicket in 25 overs with Rubin Senekal.

 

Rubin Senekal went on to score a 91-ball fifty, eventually striking a six and five fours in his knock of 60 from 101 balls.

 

Bradley Petersen reached a half-century of his own from 68 balls, before falling in the closing overs for 61 from 75 balls, with two sixes and three fours.

 

Off-spinner Matthew Olsen took some tap in the closing overs, conceding 29 runs in three overs, but he also claimed four of the final five Durbanville wickets – including the last three in his final over as the visitors were bowled out with one over left unused.

 

Continuing where he left off with the ball, Matthew Olsen then opened the batting for Cape Town and provided all of the home team’s impetus – striking a six and three fours in contributing 28 of Cape Town’s first 35 runs.

 

The home side’s batting never came to terms with the vagaries of their own pitch though, and left-arm spinner Eddie Schutte reduced them to 42-4 in a tight six-over spell.

 

As Cape Town wickets continued to fall regularly, Bradley Petersen maintained Durbanville’s dominance in completing a useful all-round performance of his own – capturing 2-11 in five overs of his left-arm spin.

 

Durbanville seamer Tashwin Lukas then added the final touches to a convincing away team victory, returning to the attack to wrap up the tail with a wicket in each of his first two overs.

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