The WPCC innings started off with a bang as their opening duo of Derek Mitchell and James Crowson took the attack to the AUCC bowlers by smashing boundaries in quick succession at a strike rate of 6.5. Mitchell (28) was the first batsman to fall when he was caught off the bowling of Anees Davids after trying to play the ball over the bowlers head.
WPCC reached the 50 run mark in just eight overs as the onslaught continued. Bernard Mukondiwa picked up the second wicket as Kyle Schreuder was caught for 20 by the man at point. Opener Crowson fell shortly afterwards which brought the Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras pair, Clyde Fortuin and Sybrand Engelbrecht to the crease, however Engelbrecht did not last as long as he would have liked being caught and bowled by Almar Dilraj for 20.Fortuin reached his half-century in a stylish manner as he guided the ball down the leg-side for 4. Fortuin, the star of the WPCC innings was eventually dismissed for 67 as WPCC posted a formidable 258 all out with 1 ball remaining. AUCC strike bowler, Anees Davids, picked up three wickets for 55 runs in his 9 over spell.
The AUCC chase began with the team suffering an early loss when their opener, Muneeb Abbass was clean bowled for just 1 run by Jonathan Meintjies. Abbass’ fellow opening batsman, Almar Dilraj (13) was next to fall after a piece of brilliant fielding saw the batsman run-out. Clyde Fortuin then showed quick reflexes as he took a catch behind the stumps to dismiss Ridah Haywood who had been struggling to face the inform Shawn Dyson. Colin Sher caused problems for WPCC as the youngster played a solid innings to ensure that his side still had a fighting chance in winning the trophy but unfortunately for the number 5 batsman’s innings were cut short by Crowson for 68. Crowson picked up two more wickets as AUCC fell apart and were eventually bowled out for 200 in the 48th over losing the game by 59 runs.