SA Champs 2012 - Marks Park

One by one they fell at the hands (and sheer class) of the World and now TeamKit SA Champs KINGS VIII.  This years tournament culminated in what many would term a “dream final” with the much fancied centurion outfit matched against the (then) current and two time Champions from Johannesburg, Rebels.

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Rebels won the toss and elected to bat.  

Their opening pair built a decent platform, but none of the duo were able to really press on and make telling scores.  This was further compounded by the demise of their next duo in quick succession. Alex Nel (5) came in and delivered a few lusty blows helped by Nicholas Hyslop (5) but by then it was a little too late.

Rebels ended  with a score of 148 from their allotted overs, which was a decent total but one always felt that they were 20-30 runs shy of a competitive total.

Rebels

Player

BO

R

BF

HO

SR

OB

RC

BE

W

S

C

Andrew Roy

 

0

0

NA

0.00

3

28

9.33

0

0

0

Grant Hutcheon

1

25

20

Bowled

125.00

3

29

9.67

0

0

0

Leroy Dekker

2

34

22

Bowled

154.55

0

0

0.00

0

0

1

Johan Meyer

3

12

13

Bowled

92.31

0

0

0.00

0

0

0

Werner Pretorius

4

6

8

Caught

75.00

3.3

21

5.83

1

0

0

Alex Nel

5

37*

19

 

194.74

4

16

4.00

1

0

0

Nicholas "Wilbur" Hyslop

6

25

13

Caught

192.31

0

0

0.00

0

0

0

Adriaan Janse van Rensburg

7

6*

5

 

120.00

3

44

14.67

2

0

0

 

KINGS VIII showed their class when coming out to bat, they made light work of it getting their target in 16.2 overs, largely thanks to a ferocious knock from their man of the moment George Wolhuter (2) whose 50 came from a mere 18 balls, the second fastest 50 of the tournament.

 

KINGS VIII

Player

BO

R

BF

HO

SR

OB

RC

BE

W

S

C

Jg Adendorff

1

22

19

Caught

115.79

3

20

6.67

0

0

0

George Wolhuter

2

50*

18

 

277.78

4

32

8.00

0

0

0

JAMES NELSON

3

32

21

LBW

152.38

2

19

9.50

1

0

0

Stefan Nelson

4

10

5

Caught

200.00

4

22

5.50

3

0

0

Auke Compaan

5

10

5

Bowled

200.00

0

0

0.00

0

0

0

Ian Nel

6

13*

10

 

130.00

4

27

6.75

1

0

0

Ryno Roets

7

0*

0

 

0.00

3

23

7.67

0

0

0

 

 

KINGS VIII vs Rebels

Date: Mon 24 Sep 2012

Umpire(s): Kitso Matjile,Mukesh Ramjee

Batted First: Rebels

Rebels Score: 148 for 5 after 20.0

KINGS VIII Score: 151 for 4 after 16.3

KINGS VIII won by 4 wickets

 

The business end of the tournament began with last 16 encounters on Sunday morning, followed by the quarter finals soon after.

 

 

Sun 23 Sep 2012

Home Team

 

Away Team

Umpire

Royal Super Challengers Punjab 

100 - 126

KINGS VIII 

Kitso Matjile 

Futura Sports Agency 

162 - 128

Alberton Black Mamba's 

Mukesh Ramjee 

Johannesburg Protea 

153 - 138

To Be Confirmed 

Anthony Mahachi

The Muffin Men 

110 - 114

Team Blazers 

Kitso Matjile 

KINGS VIII 

95 - 91

Futura Sports Agency 

Mukesh Ramjee 

Counter $triker$ 

119 - 141

Johannesburg Protea 

Anthony Mahachi

Rebels 

178 - 122

Team Blazers 

Kitso Matjile 

On the Field 

168 - 171

Knights 

Mukesh Ramjee 

 

Mon 24 Sep 2012

Home Team

 

Away Team

Umpire

Rebels 

155 - 146

Knights 

Jarryd Kuiper,Kitso Matjile 

KINGS VIII 

109 - 105

Johannesburg Protea 

Anthony Mahachi,Mukesh Ramjee

KINGS VIII 

151 - 148

Rebels 

Kitso Matjile,Mukesh Ramjee 

 

There were a few notable and “surprise” results as this meant the end of the road for all but four teams. The young side from Durban, Futura Sports Agency, impressed in their last 16 encounter match against Alberton Black Mambas.

The Muffin Men were once again found wanting by Team Blazers during knock outs.

However it was the late game which saw what many might call a shock, On the Field being knocked out by the Centurion team, Knights thanks to a Home Run!

Johannesburg Proteas were undoubtedly this years surprise package, having finished second in their group they went on to comfortably defeat To Be Confirmed and Counter Strikers in the last 16 and quarter finals respectively. Even as they lost out to the eventual winners, they put on a great performance as the KINGS VIII batting reply was nervous at best. It comes as no surprise then that 3 of their players made the dream team!

The Dream Team of the Tournament

Pos

Player

Team

1

Werner Pretorius

Rebels

2

George Wolhuter

KINGS VIII

3

Mohammad Talal

Johannesburg Protea

4

Alamdar Shah

Johannesburg Protea

5

Leroy Dekker

Rebels

6

Alex Nel

Rebels

7

Yasir Butt

Johannesburg Protea

8

Adriaan Janse van Rensburg

Rebels

 

Despite their loss in the finals the Rebels dominate the dream team with no less than 4 of their players making the list of the best 8 players.

The number one batsman Werner Pretorius was in sublime form with the bat and these are some of his scores during the tournament which included the fastest 50 from just 16 balls:

  • Rebels vs Protea

Werner Pretorius

 

53*

16

 

331.25

     
  • Rebels vs Underdogs

Werner Pretorius

 

43*

17

 

252.94

  • Rebels vs Team Blazers

Werner Pretorius

 

52*

27

 

192.59

           

 

BEST INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCES

They say that T20 is a batsmans game but from the performances of these bowlers it might seem otherwise:

  • Alberton Black Mambas vs On The Field

Keagan Africa

         

4 overs

5 wickets

1.25

3 Wickets

   
  • Razed By Squirrels vs Royal Super Challengers Punjab

Wimpie Voges

         

4 overs

21 Runs

5.25

5 Wickets

  • Counter Strikers vs Midvaal Cobras

Marcel Liebenberg

         

3 overs

7 Runs

2.33

3 Wickets

 

  • Royal Super Challengers Punjab vs  Kings VIII

Robert Young

         

4 overs

16 Runs

4.00

5 Wickets

  • The Muffin Men vs Razed By Squirrels

Grant Wilson

         

3.1 overs

8 Runs

2.50

3 Wickets

  • Midvaal Cobras vs Benoni Raiders

Kobus Prinsloo

         

2.2 overs

9 Runs

3.75

4 Wickets

 

ALL ROUND PERFORMANCES

  • Kings VIII vs The Muffin Men

George Wolhuter

 

53*

23

 

230.43

3 overs

13 Runs

4.33

2 Wickets

   
  • On The Field vs East Force

Keagan Africa

 

39*

14

 

278.57

4 overs

21 Runs

5.25

3 Wickets

 

HIGHEST SCORES:

  • Johannesburg Proteas vs Counter Strikers

Mohammad Talal

 

80

31

Bowled

258.06

       

 

  • To Be Confirmed vs Johannesburg Proteas

Bradley Williams

 

78*

41

 

190.24

 

  • Razed By Squirrels vs Kings VIII

Gerard Bester

 

75

32

Caught

234.38

 

WELL DONE TO KINGS VIII AND GOOD LUCK TO THEM NEXT YEAR AT THE WORLD CHAMPS IN ENGLAND!!!