With the Gauteng U23 being able to smuggle a point from WP A team 9-9 (cancelled due to rain) it really put the cat amongst the pigeons so to say OR would it be more fair to say the colts amongst the big guys. Though this brings a facinating “series” so to say between the two bigger unions, the draw made sure that neither KZN nor Gauteng B could get into the championship section. The big victory of Gauteng U23 vs Zimbabwe making sure of that. Teams in the Championship division for the rest of the tournament are in order
- Gauteng A
- WP B
- WP A
- Gauteng U23
- WP U23
in the plate section we have
- Gauteng B
- Mossel Bay.
The strong WP B team put themselves into 1st place in the C Division and will go into the main tournament unbeaten.
Mandela bay played their 1st match against WP U23 team today and experienced the gulf between a 21 club union and a 5 team union in their mercy rule 5 innings game 0-15. MB, were not able to contain the WP hitters unlike two WP pitchers, DJ Stark and Kieran Moore, who between them did not allow a single MB runner on base. 2nd Base Nick Eagles turning some more slick double plays and Bolty at 3rd making some big plays.
The strong WP A team flexed some muscles at the expense of Zimbabwe. Carl throwing 3 perfect innings with 7 strikeouts. Brad then came on to close the game giving up one hit and one walk.
It was only the weather that was windy and cold Cape Town, WP B beat KZN 3-1 today in their 1st game of the day
Gauteng scored 4 unearned runs against a nervous WP u23 team. WP could not get the bats working but shaped up turn some slick double plays to finish the game