GABRIELLA FERREIRA

Tuks 1 successfully defended their Northerns Cricket Union (NCU) title in the final of the NCU Knock-out against the Irene Villagers at Supersport Park on Sunday 24 March.

The Irene Villagers won the toss and elected to bowl first. Tuks 1’s opening batting partnership of captain Ernest Kemm and Murray Coetzee made 34 runs. Kemm’s partnership with Sean Dickson was a deciding factor in the match, as the partnership ran for a total of 107 runs from 126 balls. Kemm proved to be Tuks 1’s strongest batsman, batting for a total of 126 runs without losing his wicket. Tuks 1 ended with a total score of 267/7 after 50 overs.

The Villagers had a target of 268 to overcome when they began batting. The Tuks 1 bowlers started off well with Corbin Bosch taking the first wicket in the fourth over after conceding only 21 runs. This wicket was the first of four wickets taken by Tuks 1 in the first ten overs.

The Villagers responded well after losing early wickets and made 198/8 after 42 overs. They lost all their wickets for 228 runs after 45.4 overs.

Tuks 1’s Michael Faasen put in the team’s best bowling performance, taking two wickets and conceding 33 runs in a total of seven overs.

The NCU Knock-out title is the third trophy Tuks 1 has won this season. Tuks 1, undefeated in 66 premier league matches, will now look to defend their National Club Championship, which will take place between 22 and 27 April in various club parks around Gauteng.

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 April sport highlights

TuksExploratio
Event: Beginners Drakensberg Hiking
Date: 14-15 April
Venue: Amphitheatre

Fencing
Event: KZN Open (Cadet, Junior and senior)/All weapons
Date: 27-28 April
Venue: Durban

Netball
Event: Super 12
Date: 17-18 April
Venue: University of Pretoria

Event: Quad Series Day 2/ Intervarsity Pukke
Date: 27 April
Venue: University of Johannesburg

Rowing
Event: Gauteng Senior Rowing Championships
Date: 13 April
Venue: Roodeplaat Dam

Event: South African Senior Rowing Championships
Date: 27-28 April
Venue: Roodeplaat Dam

Volleyball
Event: GVU league match
Date: 20 April

Football

Event: AmaTuks vs Mamelodi Sundowns
Date: 17 April
Venue: Loftus Versfeld

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