“We won the two-day title of Western Province three years ago and was crowned T20 champions last season,” he said. “We were runners-up in the two-day club campaign in 2016/2017.”
Much of the batting success revolved around the World Sport Betting Cape Cobras stalwart Pieter Malan who batted at number three.
Jean Strydom was sensational in that match against Kempton Park, knocking 22 runs in the penultimate over before the all-rounder Jaco Castle took a single off the last ball to secure a win under enormous pressure.
In the last match of the tournament, Durbanville comprehensively beat Jendamark United Club by chasing down a 101-run target with 26 balls to spare.
Charlie Hartley took 5-19 in four overs against JUC and Kudakwashe Samunderu and Malan both scored 33 as Durbanville secured the title.
Senger said the attack was spearheaded well by the English professional Hartley and his fellow fast bowler Brandon Viret.
Castle, an all-rounder with some potential, was also a stalwart.
One of the greatest strengths of the team is the cohesion. It is a closely knit group team in which players from many different backgrounds and cultures stick together. “We do so much stuff as a group,” he said.
“Corrie van Zyl of Cricket South Africa commented that it look liked a happy team and a well-run unit,” Senger added.
GF Linde, like his World Sport Betting Cape Cobras colleague Malan, form part of Durbanville-club, who finished second in the two-day campaign of Western Province last season.
Nabeal Dien, chief executive officer of the Western Province Cricket Association (WPCA), applauded the achievement by Durbanville.
“We have a legacy of several cricket clubs in our area having plied their trade for decades and being a conveyer belt of excellence with young players being nurtured there and later representing their provinces. We at the WPCA acknowledge Durbanville as one of those clubs, one that continuously sets new standards at club level in the Province,” he said.
Beresford Williams, president of WPCA, said during a trying period in which 57% of club fixtures were cut due to level-five water restrictions, Durbanville is a beacon of hope and inspiration.
“This is a thrilling achievement, winning five out of five while continuing its proud club performances since 2014,” Williams said. “They are setting new standards that other clubs in the Western Province are now aspiring to.”
The past two seasons, the HUBS, Regional Performance Centre and WP Academy received Cricket South Africa’s Incentive Scorecard awards. Now Durbanville joined them on the national podium as club winner in the T20 format, said Clinton du Preez, manager of cricket services at WPCA.
All of these accolades underline the health and quality of the pipeline structures in the region, Du Preez added.