This weekend we started off with some sad news. A good friend, family member and talented cricketer passed away on Saturday morning following a tragic motor vehicle accident. Archie, we will miss you! Our deepest condolences to the Archer family. A moment of silence was held pitch side.

 BCC Toss4A moment of silence for Archie

Match Report: Brackenfell III vs Van Der Stel III

BCC TossOn Saturday, 25 October, Brackenfell 3 travelled to Stellenbosch to face an enthusiastic Van der Stel 3rd team. Brackenfell 3 choose to bat first on a fairly green pitch and lost an early wicket. A strong wind and high temperatures caused the wicket to dry out quickly.

Tim Stegen and André Rautenbach steadied the ship and both posted respectable scores, with Quentin Olivier also contributing nicely to the scoreboard. Brackenfell 3 scored a defendable 195/8 after 40 overs.

Chasing the total Van der Stel lost two early wickets, but quickly recovered, with opening batsmen R. Bettisworth and T. Pauw scoring big totals to take control of the match. A few more wickets went down, making the home team nervous.

However, in the end they were too strong for Brackenfell 3 and won the match with 3 wickets in the 37th over of the match, with a score of 196/7. Wicket takers on the day for Brackenfell 3 were Quentin Olivier, Jamile Jooste, Jason Butler and Miguel de Sousa.

Although disappointed to lose the match, Brackenfell 3 walked away with their heads held high, knowing that a very old cricketing saying rang true on the day: "Catches win matches"!


 Batting  Runs  Balls Faced
 T Stegen  33  17
 A Rautenbach  73  32
 Q Olivier  35  18


Bowling Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Q Olivier 5 0 23 2
J Jooste 7 0 35 1
J Butler 6 0 28 1
M de Sousa 8 1 37 2