2017 Momentum National Club Championship: Day three, in brief

Lesego SenokwaneFile image: Lesego Senokwane.

A wrap of day three at the 2017 Momentum National Club Championship in Pretoria, where the Crusaders Cricket Club almost upset reigning champions North-West University Cricket Club – and all-rounder Kyle Simmonds again starred for the Stellenbosch University Cricket Club.

Short reports

A superb century from South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Heinrich Klaasen Рand complementary half-ton and three key wickets from all-rounder Thomas Kaber Рcarried the University of Pretoria Cricket Club (Tuks) to a comfortable 135-run victory over the University of Fort Hare Cricket Club, who have suffered three successive defeats.

A second consecutive half-century from all-rounder Simmonds – and seamer Brandon Glover’s three important breakthroughs – ensured a tight three-wicket win for Stellenbosch University Cricket Club (Maties) over the University of the Free State Cricket Club (Kovsie), who are still without a win this tournament.

Seamer Nicholas Hewer’s four-wicket haul proved vain, as the Crusaders Cricket Club slipped to a nail-biting two-wicket defeat at the hands of reigning champions North-West University Cricket Club (Pukke), whose dynamic duo – Marques Ackerman and Lesego Senokwane – each welcomed a match-winning half-century.

Player of the Match awards

University of Fort Hare Cricket Club v University of Pretoria Cricket Club (Tuks): Heinrich Klaasen
Stellenbosch University Cricket Club (Maties) v University of the Free State Cricket Club (Kovsie): Kyle Simmonds
Crusaders Cricket Club v North-West University Cricket Club (Pukke): Riaan Minnie

Wednesday’s fixtures

University of Fort Hare Cricket Club v University of the Free State Cricket Club (Kovsie)
University of Pretoria Cricket Club (Tuks) v North-West University Cricket Club (Pukke)
Stellenbosch University Cricket Club (Maties) v Crusaders Cricket Club

Current standings

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2017 Momentum National Club Championship: Day TWO, in brief
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