Eagles swoop in for T20 reunion

Pieter Haasbroek bats for the Eagles Cricket Club tenth anniversary Weterman invitational side with wicketkeeper Adols Swanepoel keeping for the Van Zyl invitational at the Polokwane Cricket Club,

POLOKWANE – Four teams of the Eagles Cricket Club (ECC) came together on Saturday for the T20 limited overs reunion matches.

The venue for this 10-year anniversary tournament was the Polokwane Cricket Club’s A and B fields. The four teams competing are the Roodt Invitational, Van Zyl Invitational, Weterman Invitational and Maasberg Invitational.

A bowler from the Van Zyl invitational during the Eagles 10 year anniversary tournament.

The first match on the A field saw the Roodt and van Zyl teams doing battle. The Van Zyl side won the toss and elected to bat first, posting 185 runs in 20 overs.

In reply, the Roodt Invitational team could only manage 130 runs in their 20 allocated overs.

The Weterman and Maasberg teams slogged it out on the B field. The side of Weterman won the toss and decided to bowl first. The side of Maasberg then went on to set a target of 150 runs in their innings.

The Weterman-side chased down the 150 runs with two overs to spare to go through to the final match of the day against the van Zyl Invitational side on the A field.

A batsman from the Weterman invitational during the Eagles Cricket Club’s 10 year anniversary tournament.

The toss of the final match saw the van Zyl side taking the honours and deciding to bat first.

The van Zyl team made 151 runs in their 20 overs innings. In reply the batsmen of Weterman could only post 121 runs in their 20 overs to see the Van Zyl side taking a joyous victory.

JP Lopes, ECC Club Manager, says on behalf of the club they firstly would like to thank all their sponsors of the day, and secondly, all the cricket players who contributed to the success of the event.

“After Saturday’s T20 reunion matches, we as a club are looking into hosting a similar event in future, perhaps even later this year, due to the success of this event and also the format of the tournament that was so popular among the players.”

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