On the second day Tuks played against Cape Town CC. Tuks won the toss and elected to bat first, reaching 387/6 in their 50 overs. Murray Coetzee scored 111 runs and was named Man of the Match. Tuks put on a stellar bowling performance and secured their second victory by bowling Cape Town all out for 183 runs.

Tuks faced United CC on day three and, batting first, scored an incredible 377/2. Aiden Markram produced a record breaking 210 not out, setting the highest individual score by any batsman in National Club Championship history, and won the Man of the Match prize. United CC were bowled out for 223 runs, leaving Tuks with a comfortable 154 runs win.

On the fourth day Tuks played Steinhoff Maties. Maties won the toss and chose to bat first, setting a score of 206/9. Tuks made 207/7 in 49 overs, winning by three wickets with Dickson making 74 runs and being named Man of the Match for the second time.

On day five Tuks met Madibaz George, who won the toss and sent Tuks in to bowl first. Madibaz George finished 171 all out. Tuks responded with 173/3 within 35 overs, sealing a seven-wicket win and progressing to the final after topping the log in section two.

Tuks met Madibaz PE in the final at SuperSport Park. The Madibaz won the toss and sent Tuks in to bat first. Graeme van Buuren (97) and Aiden Markram (79) were the top scorers as Tuks finished 316/6. The second innings saw another phenomenal performance from the Tuks bowling attack with Sean Nowak (8-1-31-3) taking three wickets, and Gerhard Linde (7-0-32-2) and Corbin Bosch (6-0-28-2) taking two wickets each. The Madibaz were 222 all out in 40 overs and secured a 94-run victory for Tuks, which ensured their third consecutive National Championships win. Markram finished as the tournament’s top scorer and earned the title of Player of the Tournament as Tuks were named the Momentum Club Champions 2014.

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