The Rollers’ winning start to the 2018/19 season came to an abrupt end on Saturday following an eight-wicket defeat to Scorpions at Distell.
The men from Stellenbosch beat us time and again in the early days of our involvement in the FCA, but for the last few years the Rollers had been chipping away at that lead. Continue reading
The Rollers started the 2018/19 season with a victory on Sunday against the Pumas, though at one stage it looked very much if the FCA ‘rookies’ would get their first win against us.
With very, very little in the way of pre-season practice, the Rollers had to rely on good old natural talent and muscle memory on a Kraaifontein pitch that, to put it very mildly, offered something for the bowlers. Continue reading
Ryan Cooper walked away with the Player of the Season award at the Rollers end-of-season function on Saturday night. Continue reading
Jarryd van Wyk smashes one over mid-wicket
The Rollers ventured into foreign territory on Sunday with a debut appearance in the Last Man Standing format at the Distell fields in Stellenbosch.
The concept of eight fielders, five-ball overs, double-plays and ‘home runs’ blew our minds, but the basic concept of ‘see ball, hit ball’ was still in play, so with that in mind we took to the field against the brilliantly-named Bacon Bacon Bacon full of confidence.
Debutants: Marcell Hattingh, Tom Stapylton-Smith, Leon Theron and Robbie Carlson
If it were runs you were after, Kelvin Grove was the place to be on Saturday as the West Coast Rollers took on Western Province Cricket Club in a hugely entertaining game.
Given that we had packed our kitbags away some time ago due to the cancelation of matches, it was a wonder we managed to be competitive against a strong WPCC side, let alone emerge as winners. Continue reading
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
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.