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.
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
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
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