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Kovsies wins the National Cricket Club Championships
2010-10-07

Kovsies who represented Free State at the National Club Championships were, from the left: Obus Pienaar, Patrick Botha, Wiann van Zyl and Juanre van Wyk.

The first cricket team of the University of the Free State (UFS) recently represented the Free State at the National Club Championships. Under the leadership of Rudi Steyn, Free State Provincial Coach, the team came out victoriously and brought back the trophy to the Free State for the first time in eleven years. The games were as follow:

Day 1: UV vs. Pretoria High School Old Boys (Northerns) – won by 17 runs
Day 2: UV vs. Burma Lads (Griqualand West) – won by 122 runs
Day 3: UV vs. Impala (North-West) – won by 3 wickets
Day 4: UV vs. Brackenfell (Boland) – won by 5 runs
Day 5: UV vs. Old Edwardians (Gauteng) – won by 5 wickets
Day 6: UV vs. Crusaders (KwaZulu-Natal) – won by 5 wickets

Three players, Juanre van Wyk, Obus Pienaar, and Patrick Botha, received Man of the Match Awards for games played during the week and Wiann van Zyl, Captain, received the award for the bowler of the tournament. Kovsies was the only team to end the week undefeated.
 

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