Rollers lose on the last ball

 

Having lost a last-over thriller to Groot Drak last week, the Rollers took it to the last delivery on Sunday against Durbanville – and ended on the losing side once again.

It was a first ever game against Durbanville proper, and it resembled something of a homecoming for half the team, who used to call the club home. Continue reading

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Groot Drak clinch last-over thriller

If ever there was an advertisement for all that the Friendly Cricketers’ Association stands for, the Rollers’ clash against Groot Drak on Saturday was it.

The game had it all: some high quality cricket, serious desire on both sides to win, plenty of laughs, drama, and a fantastic post-match session.

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Rollers win low-scoring game against Pumas

 

The Rollers finished a very successful first half of the 2017/18 season with another victory, this time against the Bellville Pumas at Rondebosch CC.

We had played at the venue a month earlier, and perhaps that experience gave us the edge on another unpredictable track and slow outfield, though at one stage Pumas must have really fancied their chances. Continue reading

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Rollers roll their way to first defeat

It’s been a good while since we’ve seen a proper Rollers ‘roll’, but it returned in all its glory on Saturday afternoon as Wellington inflicted a first defeat of the season.

The 2017/18 campaign has been a good one so far, with our notoriously fragile batting showing a strong underbelly in the preceding five matches.

But at Schalk Burger’s farm on a two-paced pitch, it all went tits up again. Continue reading

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Cornell stars as Rollers’ run continues

Cornell Keulder was the star of the show as the West Coast Rollers fought off a spirited challenge from Cape Town Cricket Club to make it five games unbeaten.

Meetings between the two sides have always been closely-contested affairs, and Sunday proved no different at the Boon Wallace Oval with the game still up for grabs going into the final over before the visitors secured victory by 11 runs. Continue reading

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Rampant Rollers roll on

The Rollers continued their fine start to the 2017/18 season on Sunday, cruising to a 63-run win against Squirrels at the revamped Alma Marist grounds.

It’s a fixture that has caused us a few headaches in years gone by, and after winning the toss and batting on a testing wicket and a slooooooow outfield, it seemed more misery was in store. Continue reading

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Rollers still unbeaten after nail-biter in Somerset West

It was a tense affair on Sunday as the the West Coast Rollers travelled to Somerset West to take on the Oaks in a match that ended in a tie, but could have gone either way right to the last ball.  Continue reading

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