George posted an 11-run victory in their clash with the Boland champion, Vredenburg Saldanha, by scoring 177 for six, to which Saldanha replied with 165 for seven.
Durbanville, though, who was comprehensive winners by eight wickets against Vredenburg Saldanha, was equally clinical in the final against George, scoring 132 for two in 15.1 overs to eclipse the 130 for six struck by the South Western Districts champions, George.
Durbanville restricted Vredenburg to 106 for seven, thanks to Malan’s 2-13 and Jaco Castle’s 2-15. Byron Boshoff was the most productive batsman on view and hammered 41 in Durbanville’s 107 for two.
Obus Pienaar, with 36, showcased his talent in the match against Durbanville. He and Marco de Kock, with 29, were George’s best batsmen. Malan nipped out 2-18, while Samunderu captured 2-25. Samunderu assembled 41 in the chase to surpass 130 for six. Bradley Barnes managed an undefeated 39, while Jean Marais struck an unbeaten 18.
“The team plays for one another and everybody knows his role. There is a great vibe going in the team. I just give the coaches another option by bowling, for then they can select an extra batsman.
“I have just played three matches for Durbanville, and I’m impressed with the quality. There is unbelievable talent with the potential to play provincial cricket,” said Malan.
Malan is the captain of the senior Western Province team and the brother of Pieter and Janneman Malan, who both represent the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras.
Janneman Malan is currently plying his trade for the Cape Town Blitz in the Mzansi Super League.