2018 National Club Championship, day five: match reports and scores in brief

Wihan LubbeFile image: Wihan Lubbe.

A wrap of results from day five of the 2018 National Club Championship in Pretoria.

Crusaders Cricket Club v University of Pretoria Cricket Club (Tuks)

Captain Neil Brand and seamer Migael Pretorius starred, as the University of Pretoria Cricket Club recorded a convincing 121-run win to be crowned 2018 National Club Championship winners at the Tuks Cricket Oval on Thursday.

Well supported by opener Jiveshan Pillay, Brand welcomed a superb ton in a big total, after which Pretorius’ outstanding five-for resigned the 2015 champions to an entirely inadequate pursuit.

Scores in brief:

Tuks 282/4 (50 overs)

Neil Brand 120; Jiveshan Pillay 75
Eathan Bosch 3/36; Nick Hewer 1/60

Crusaders Cricket Club 161/10 (39 overs)

Ruben Hattingh 47; Eathan Bosch 36
Migael Pretorius 5/18; Gideon Peters 1/20

Yorkshire Cricket Club v Wellington Cricket Club

Wellington Cricket Club secured a tight eight-run triumph over Yorkshire Cricket Club at Memorial Park, where a fighting century from batsman Grant Mokoena ultimately went in vain.

Mokoena kept the Northern Cape club in the contest until the penultimate oval, but lacked support from the lower order, as the steely Curtley Louw finished with the ball what seamer Aubrey Philander and skipper Tiaan Cloete had started.

Scores in brief:

Wellington Cricket Club 243/9 (50 overs)

Warren Groeneveld 47; Edward Small 36
Lungile Ndlovu 2/34; Sam Laven 2/49

Yorkshire Cricket Club 235/10 (48.2 overs)

Grant Mokoena 124 not out; Zakir Kathrada 32
Curtley Louw 3/41; Aubrey Philander 2/21

University of Fort Hare Cricket Club v North-West University Cricket Club (Pukke)

The North-West University Cricket Club fought hard for a relatively tense 29-run victory over the University of Fore Hare Cricket Club, who failed to gather a win in five attempts at the 2018 tournament.

All-rounder Wihan Lubbe was the standout performer at Irene Country Club, striking a solid century before snatching a few key wickets. The talented Ruan Haasbroek and Niel Durow played key roles with bat and ball, respectively, too.

Scores in brief:

Pukke 242/10 (50 overs)

Wihan Lubbe 109; Ruan Haasbroek 57
Bamanye Xenxe 3/35; Mncedisi Malika 2/21

University of Fort Hare Cricket Club 213/10 (49.5 overs)

Mntabozuko Nqam 57; Yamkela Oliphant 39
Niel Durow 3/38; Wihan Lubbe 2/35