SOUTHERN CAPE NEWS - Three teams strengthened their position for a place in the South Western Districts Cricket Board Promotion League after important victories the past weekend (January 26 and 27).
Western Hope beat Bongolethu by 230 runs, Blanco beat Hartenbos by nine wickets and Mayflower beat Kranshoek Cobra's by 144 runs.
The summarized results for the weekend are:
Hartenbos 111; Blanco 115/1. Blanco won by 9 wickets.
Melkhoutfontein 147; Ladismith 112. Melkhoutfontein won by 35 runs.
Calitzdorp 123; Selbourne 64. Calitzdorp won by 59 runs.
Western Hope 332; Bongolethu 102. Western Hope won by 230 runs.
Mayflower 220/8; Kranshoek Cobra's 76. Mayflower won by 144 runs.
Pioneers 225; Riversdale 215/9. Pioneers won by 10 runs.
Reserve League (Saturday):
Pirates United B 61; Ramblers B 65/3. Ramblers B won by 7 wickets.
George B 159; Thembalethu B 150. George B won by 9 runs.
Mossel Bay B 113; Union Stars B 114/4. Union Stars B won by 6 wickets.
Reserve League (Sunday):
Union Stars B 205/9; Harlequins B 100. Union Stars B won by 105 runs.
Bongolethu B 73; Union Stars C 74/1. Union Stars C won by 9 wickets.
Ramblers B 256/9; Thembalethu B 73/9. Ramblers B won by 183 runs.
* Both the B and C teams of Union Stars qualified for the Reserve League semi-finals to be played on Saturday, February 2 at the Bridgton Sports Ground. The B team will play George B and the C team will challenge the defending champions, Ramblers B.