JCCA up against Sparta in final

The coastal first division 40 overs league is heading for a thrilling finish.

04 March 2019 | Sports

The Junior Coastal Cricket Academy (JCCA) will take on Sparta today at 11:30 in the final of coastal first division 40 overs cricket league at Sparta.

Defending champion JCCA is aiming for a double after having pocketed the T20 league earlier this season.

JCCA defeated Blue Waters Cricket Club (BWCC) II with 9 wickets at the Oval, and Sparta defeated BWCC with 142 runs in the semi-finals at Sparta cricket grounds on Sunday.

BWCC II, a mixed girls and boys team, won the toss, batted first and scored 103 runs in 35.1 overs. JCCA replied and scored 104 runs for the loss of 1 wicket in 12 overs.

Simon Shikongo (25 from 64 balls) and Johannes Erasmus (21 from 21 balls) were the top run scorers for BWCC II. William Lottering was the best bowler for JCCA with 4 wickets for 22 runs from 8 overs. Gerhard Lottering and GP Greef also took 2 wickets each.

Marco Malan hit 59 including four 6s and three 4s from 35 balls, and was the top run sorcerer for JCCA. Johannes Erasmus claimed the scalp of Malan for BWCC II.

Blue Waters CC I won the toss and decided to let Sparta bat first. Sparta scored 210 runs for the loss of 7 wickets. Vincent Murapo with 56 from 37 ball including two 4s and five 6s, and John Calaca with 35 runs from 54 balls were the top batsmen for Sparta.

Ben Shikongo was the top bowler for BWCC I with 3 wickets for 46 runs in 8 overs.

Sparta bowled BWCC I out for 76 runs. Matthew de Gouveia was the top batsman for BWCC I with 20 runs from 34 balls. Justus Hangula also added 19 runs from 25 balls.

JCCA finished at the top of the log with 27 points from 7 wins in 8 games. Sparta followed in second place with 24 points. Blue Waters I and Blue Waters II occupied the third and fourth places respectively.

Windhoek High School Old Boys Cricket Club (WHSOBCC) also defeated Welwitschia with 178 runs in a 50 limited overs match at Sparta on Saturday. Welwitschia won the toss and send WHSOBCC in to bat first.

WHSOBCC scored 305 from 300 balls for the loss of 6 wickets in 50 overs.

Gerhard Erasmus was the top batsman for WHSOBCC. He scored 118 runs including eight 4s and five 6s from 123 balls. Scott Winborn was the top bowler for Welwitschia with 3 wickets from 5 overs for 38 runs.

Welwitschia scored 127 runs with Lauritz Haccou being the best batsman. He scored 25 runs from 25 balls. Vernon Cloete was the top performing bowler for WHSOBCC with 3 wickets for 23 runs in 6.5 overs.

Welwitcshia has a slight chance of making it into the semi-final round of the Premier League 50 overs competition scheduled for 30 March. United needs to beat Wanders for this to happen. The finals will be played on 6 April.

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