Two in a row for Knights


16 May 2018 | Sports

Otis Finck - PPS Knights clinched a second consecutive Spur 5-a-side 8-over cricket tournament title on Sunday in Walvis Bay.

The Knights batted first and outplayed Spur in the final. The champions scored 86 runs including 8 sixes and 5 fours for the loss of 2 wickets in their innings.

Gerhard Lottering contributed 32 runs and Zhivago Groenewald added 24 runs. Both hit three massive sixes for their side. Jaco Marias was the best bowler for Spur with 1 wicket for 6 runs.

Spurs managed 54 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in their allotted 8 overs. Chris Fourie was the top run scorer with 29 runs. Zhivago Groenewald was the top bowler with 1 wicket for 5 runs for PPS Knights.

The top wicket taker of the tournament was Ricku Mans with 5 wickets. Gerhard Lottering was the top run scorer with 137 runs. Six teams were in action during the event.

Spur topped the log with 10 points, followed by PPS Knights (8), NRSA (6) and Swakop (4) and booked their places in the semi-final round.

Spur defeated Swakop in the first semi-final and PPS Knights defeated Namibian Radio Services Agency (NRSA) in the second semi-final. Swakop scored 52 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. Spur replied with 57 runs without losing a wicket. PPS Knights scored 58 runs without losing a wicket and bowled NRSA out for 15 runs.

The teams now shift their focus to the T20 format of the game. The first shots in the 2017 Spur T20 Cup will be fired this weekend at the Walvis Bay Oval. The semi-finals of this tournament are slated for 28 July and the final will be contested on 29 July. PPS Knights are the defending champions and defeated Fuel Pump Repair Warriors (FPRW) in the final with 5 wickets.

Twelve teams participated in the 2017 edition of the event with 9 teams expected to compete this year.

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