Ottoman Cricket Club, Claremont Cricket Club produce twin centurions in WPCA premier league

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The 2022-23 Western Province Cricket Association premier league witnessed two sets of twin centurions last week.

Claremont Cricket Club now have the most centurions – three – in this season’s WPCA premier league.

Western Province Cricket Club and Ottoman Cricket Club have two each. Durbanville Cricket Club, Rylands Cricket Club, Rondebosch Cricket Club and Brackenfell Cricket Club have one each.

Ottoman Cricket Club v Green Point Cricket Club – Behardien and Salie

Openers Taariq Behardien and Raees Salie scored 118 and 112, respectively, in Ottoman Cricket Club’s 98-run victory over Green Point Cricket Club.

Behardien and Salie shared a 224-run partnership – and shared 20 fours and five sixes – at Ottoman Cricket Club.

Behardien moved to fifth position among the 2022-23 WPCA premier league’s top run-scorers. He is flanked by Durbanville Cricket Club’s Fritz de Beer and Green Point Cricket Club’s Zac Elkin in fourth and sixth position, respectively, according to WebSports.

Claremont Cricket Club v Kraaifontein Cricket Club – Smith and Came

Opener Daniel Smith and overseas professional Harry Came struck 160 and 115, respectively, in Claremont Cricket Club’s 160-run win over Kraaifontein Cricket Club.

Smith and Came shared a 214-run partnership at Claremont Cricket Club. Smith had earlier shared a 137-run stand with fellow opener Zaheer Lorgat.

Came will soon return to the United Kingdom and be replaced by fellow overseas professional Harry Finch at Claremont Cricket Club.

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2022-23 WPCA premier league centurions and highest scores – updated 24 January

  1. Justin Broad (Western Province Cricket Club) – 172 not out
  2. Daniel Smith (Claremont Cricket Club) – 160
  3. Derek Mitchell (Western Province Cricket Club) – 150 not out
  4. Jack Newby (Rylands Cricket Club) – 144 not out
  5. Fritz de Beer (Durbanville Cricket Club) – 119 not out
  6. Daniel Bell-Drummond (University of the Western Cape Cricket Club) – 119 not out
  7. Taariq Behardien (Ottoman Cricket Club) – 118
  8. Chris Dent (Brackenfell Cricket Club) – 117
  9. Harry Came (Claremont Cricket Club) – 115
  10. Raees Salie (Ottoman Cricket Club) – 112
  11. Lenert van Wyk (Rondebosch Cricket Club) – 108
  12. Matthew de Villiers (Claremont Cricket Club) – 102 not out

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