Rollers make light work of Ceres

The West Coast Rollers took the relatively long trip to Ceres on Sunday for our penultimate match of the 2016/17 season.

It’s rare for us to still be playing in April, and the state of the pitch when we arrived perhaps alluded to the fact that indeed the season had stretched on a bit. Continue reading

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Rollers blown away in Hermanus

On the day the Cape Argus got cancelled because of strong winds, the Rollers ran into something of a hurricane themselves when they faced Hermanus on Sunday.

Coming off a two-game winning streak in which our batsmen surpassed 200 on both occasions, it was a confident line-up that took first strike on a wicket with a fair bit of turn and bounce. Continue reading

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Rollers win at the Old Enemy

vineyardAfter a wretched run at the turn of the year which yielded three successive losses, the West Coast Rollers cruised to a second win on the trot against Western Province Cricket Club on Sunday.

For whatever reason, Neil Watson’s team is the one we feel we MUST beat every season, and on a beautiful sunshine day at the Vineyard we got off to the perfect start. Continue reading

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Rollers bounce back in style

After three defeats on the spin, the Rollers returned to winning ways in emphatic style with a comfortable 94-run victory at Gardens on Sunday.

As usual, the scenery was beautiful and the wind was blowing, but looking at the pitch one could have been forgiven for thinking you were staring at a Day 5 pitch in Pune. Continue reading

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Rollers’ woes continue in Constantia

gentsAfter such a strong start to the season, the wheels have come off proper for the Rollers in recent weeks, and it proved no different at Claremont Gents on Sunday.

After big losses to Strikers and Wellington, a game against the strong Gents side is hardly what’s needed, and once again some sloppy catching and wayward bowling led to defeat. Continue reading

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Rollers bashed on Burger’s farm

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Schalk Burger is known for his big hits, and the Rollers experienced some of that pain on his dad’s farm on Saturday after being schooled by the Wellington Socials at Welbedacht.

We haven’t had the pleasure of facing the boys from Wellington in many a year, and after Saturday’s carnage there may be a few bowlers opting out of facing them in the coming years as well. Continue reading

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Rollers v Strikers post-mortem

The unbeaten West Coast Rollers travelled to Brackenfell for a game against our old rivals Coastal Strikers. Continue reading

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