Back-to-back bonus point victories for Badgers in 1-day competition!

Sintu Majiza of Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers during the CSA One Day Cup, Division 2 match between Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers and Eastern Storm at Recreation Ground on December 08, 2022 in Oudtshoorn. (Photo by Richard Huggard/Gallo Images)

Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers celebrate the dismissal of Juan Lubbe of Eastern Storm during the CSA One Day Cup, Division 2 match between Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers and Eastern Storm at Recreation Ground on December 08, 2022 in Oudtshoorn. (Photo by Richard Huggard/Gallo Images)

Sean Whitehead of Six Gun Grill South Western Districts during the CSA One Day Cup, Division 2 match between Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers and Eastern Storm at Recreation Ground on December 08, 2022 in Oudtshoorn. (Photo by Richard Huggard/Gallo Images)

The Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers recorded impressive back-to-back bonus point victories in their first two home fixtures in the Cricket South Africa (CSA) Division 2 One-Day Cup competition recently!

Captain Onke Nyaku and his troops added a 7 wicket bonus point victory against the Eastern Storm at the Six Gun Grill Recreation Ground in Oudtshoorn on Thursday.

The Storm, who won the toss and opted to bat first on a hot summer day in perfect batting conditions made a solid start and was at 174/4 thanks to a 5th wicket partnership of 121 between Mekyule Pillay (38 from 71 balls; 1×4) and Shane Dadswell (87; 71 balls; 3×6, 5×4). A brilliant fight back by the Badgers bowlers led by Sintu Majiza (4/30), Sean Whitehead (3/35) and Jarred Jardine (2/29) dismissed the visitors for a modest 191 (all out).

In the run chase of the Badgers both Blayde Capell (20) and Jhedli van Briesies (21) were dismissed in the twenties, but it was however Matthew Christenen (54 from 81 balls; 2×5, 3×4) who posted his second consecutive half-century. An unbeaten 73 runs partnership for the fourth wicket between Hanno Kotze (52* from 34 balls, 1×6, 7×4) and the skipper Onke Nyaku (35*; 52 balls, 1×6, 1×4) took the Badgers over the line with 11.5 overs to spare.

The Badgers will now be on the road for three consecutive away fixtures:
• vs Limpopo Impala in Polokwane:  Tuesday 13 December 2022
• vs Northern Cape Heat in Kimberley:  Friday 16 December 2022
• vs Tuskers in Pietermaritzburg: Sunday 18 December 2022