SA Over-40 win Africa Cup title, SA Over-40 Invitational finish third

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South Africa Over-40 beat Namibia Over-40 by 85 runs in Friday, 2 December 2023’s Africa Cup final at Irene Country Club in Pretoria.

South Africa Over-40 posted a final total of 224 for nine in 45 overs. Opener Brandon Buckley hit 60 and all-rounder Abdul-aziz Temoor 38 not out. Namibia Over-40’s Nicolaas Buys and Riaan de Witt took three wickets each.

Namibia Over-40 responded with 139 all out in 37.4 overs. Opener Johan Nel and player-coach Norbet Manyande hit 47 and 42, respectively. South Africa Over-40 spinners Ridiwaan Williams and Yasser Ditta took three and two wickets, respectively.

SA Over-40 Invitational beat Zimbabwe Over-40 in third-place play-off

South Africa Over-40 Invitational, meanwhile, beat Zimbabwe Over-40 by one wicket in Friday’s third-place play-off at Sinovich Park.

Zimbabwe Over-40 posted a final total of 255 for seven in 45 overs. All-rounder Arch Harley hit 100 not out. SA Over-40 Invitational spinner Sadiek Davids took three wickets.

SA Over-40 Invitational responded with 260 for nine in 44.4 overs. Opener Werner Pretorius and middle-order batsman Ahmed Bharoochi hit 59 and 54, respectively. Zimbabwe Over-40’s Harley, Doug Marillier and Mark Ferrao took two wickets each.

Africa Cup top 5 run-scorers overall

  1. Arch Harley (Zimbabwe Over-40) – 189 runs
  2. Brandon Buckley (SA Over-40) – 146 runs
  3. Johan Nel (Namibia Over-40) – 146 runs
  4. Marc Nicolle (Zimbabwe Over-40) – 136 runs
  5. Nathan Jones (SA Over-40) – 135 runs

Africa Cup top 5 wicket-takers overall

  1. Jaco Castle (SA Over-40) – 7 wickets
  2. Henrik Geldenhuys (Namibia Over-40) – 7 wickets
  3. Lundi Mbane (SA Over-40) – 7 wickets
  4. Arch Harley (Zimbabwe Over-40) – 7 wickets
  5. Mark Ferrao (Zimbabwe Over-40) – 7 wickets

Upcoming Over-40 World Cup

South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia will compete in next year’s inaugural Over-40 World Cup.

Namibia and Zimbabwe have been pooled with England, Australia, United States of America and Canada for the 2024 Over-40 World Cup.

South Africa have been pooled with New Zealand, India, Wales, Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates.

The inaugural Over-40 World Cup will be played in Cape Town and surrounds from 19 February to 1 March 2024.

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