Warriors Cubs: results, player stats at 2016/17 CSA Cubs Week

BY MARC JACOBSON - JANUARY 11, 2017

After winning four out of their five games at the Cricket South Africa Cubs Week last week in Stellenbosch, the Warriors Cubs will have left the Cape holding their heads up high, as possibly one of the top three sides at the cricket week.

What cost the Eastern Cape franchise, may have been their very first and only loss to the Titans Cubs when they lost by 104 runs at the Van Der Stel Cricket Club in Stellenbosch. The Titans batted first and scored 271/8 in their 50-over spell, before getting the Warriors Cubs all out for 167.

Following that encounter, the Titans Cubs went on to win the remainder of their scheduled fixtures, before losing to the Lions Cubs in the final – which gave the Lions Cubs their Cubs Week title. The Lions, however, suffered an upset loss to Zimbabwe Cubs the day before the final by just two runs.

The Warriors Cubs then went on to beat the Cobras Cubs by 21 runs at Spes Bona Cricket Club (Warriors 229/9, Cobras 208); Zimbabwe by 151 runs at Stellenbosch University Ground (Warriors 256/6, Zimbabwe 105); Dolphins by 24 runs at Stellenbosch and Districts Cricket Club (Warriors 240/7, Dolphins 216) and South Africa U17 Invitational XI by 8 wickets at Tassies Oval (SA U17 XI 134, Warriors 136/2).

Warriors Cubs individual player stats:

Highest batting average: Jarryd Lookwhy (Avg- 63.67, 5th overall)

Best bowling average after having bowled more than 20 overs: Jason Niemand (Avg- 15.88, 7th overall).

Most runs scored: Matthew Breetzke (261, Most overall)

Most wickets taken: Jason Niemand (nine wickets, four-way tied with 6th overall)

Highest individual score: Matthew Breetzke (79, 9th overall)

Best innings bowling figures: Siphamandla Krweqe (4/54, 15th overall)

Best overall economy rate: Jade de Klerk (3.09, 2nd best overall).    

Individual batting star-performances worth mentioning: Jason Niemand’s 59 against Titans Cubs; Matthew Breetzke’s 53 against Cobras Cubs; Jason Niemand’s 62 against Cobras Cubs; Matthew Breetzke’s 79 against Zimbabwe Cubs; Jarryd Lookwhy’s 70 against Zimbabwe Cubs; David Masterson’s 62 not out against Dolphins Cubs; Matthew Breetzke’s  61 against Dolphin’s Cubs; Jason Niemand’s 77 against Dolphins Cubs and Jarryd Lookwhy’s 74 not out against SA U17 Invitation XI.

Individual bowling star-performances worth mentioning: Akhona Mnyaka’s 3/49 against Titans Cubs; Siphamandla Krweqe’s 4/54 against Titans Cubs; Luke Dallas’ 3/63 against Cobras Cubs; Jason Niemand’s 2/14 against Zimbabwe Cubs; Jade de Klerk’s 2/15 against Zimbabwe Cubs; Jimmy Sholto-Douglas’ 2/15 against Zimbabwe Cubs and Jason Niemand’s 3/27 against SAU17 Invitation XI. 

Image: Matthew Breetzke in batting action for the Warriors Cubs against Zimbabwe Cubs