Bergvliet Cricket Club realise 10-year dream

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Bergvliet Cricket Club have been promoted to the 2022-23 Western Province Cricket Association first division D.

Bergvliet Cricket Club finished at the top of the 2021-22 WPCA second division standings after 19 victories – 17 with bonus points – in 22 fixtures.

Their only defeats were to South Peninsula Cricket Club and Nyanga Cricket Club. Several victories were achieved with huge margin.

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Bergvliet Cricket Club’s largest victory margins

  • 10-wicket win v Mamre Hawks Cricket Club
  • 10-wicket win v Varsity College Cricket Club
  • 10-wicket win v Samora Machel Cricket Club
  • 94-run win v Strand Cricket Club
  • 140-run win v Delft Cricket Club
  • 158-run win v Cape Forces Cricket Club
  • 162-run win v Wesbank Cricket Club
  • 323-run win v Cape Peninsula University of Technology Cricket Club

Top batsman and bowler

Batsman Bryden Karstens and seamer Lloyd Williams exemplified Bergvliet Cricket Club’s success throughout the season as top run-scorer and wicket-taker, respectively.

Karstens collected 627 runs in 18 innings at an average of 48.23. This tally included a century and five half-tons.

Williams took 43 wickets at an average of 10.16. His strike rate was 17.09 and economy rate 3.57.

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What Bergvliet Cricket Club chairman said

“It has taken 10 years to realise a dream and bring Bergvliet Cricket Club into the first division. The last two years have been nothing short of hard work,” said club chairman Tim Scholtz.

“Adam van Willingh, after being promoted to the position of director of cricket, has been a revelation. His influence at club and school level has allowed us to recruit a bunch of good players. It is a combination of young blood and seasoned players who have given us a good foundation.

“Dedication and time saw us make the goal happen – win the second division. There was a real focus on inclusivity. The culture at the club is one of unity and success. No politics. Everyone has a voice. Everyone is equal.

“The committee has been on point throughout and we are happy to have secured a headline sponsor for next season. We can only get stronger – that’s the exciting part. The era of Bergvliet Cricket Club has just started.”

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