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Vic’s finish strong

After the disappointment of not getting on the field to face Paarl East on Saturday. Where no cricket was played in Paarl due to rain. The Steinhoff Vic’s set there stall out to end there season with a bonus victory. After losing the toss in bowling friendly conditions the early loss of captain Luke van… Read more…

Boshoff’s heroics clinch 1 wicket win over Brackenfell and League Title

With the 5th consecutive Boland League Title as a massive incentive Steinhoff Maties set about the task of playing League contenders Brackenfell away in a crucial fixture. Emile Kriek won the toss and elected to bowl on decent wicket and Jay Stevens and Albert Engelbrecht applied early pressure and never allowed the Brackenfell opener’s to… Read more…

Maties’ Wylie appointed as USSA cricket coach

Maties’ Wylie appointed as USSA cricket coach Steinhoff Maties Cricket coach Andrew Wylie has been appointed as the USSA coach for the upcoming CSA Future Cup tournament in Kimberley and the Triangular Series between CSA Academy, USSA and Sri Lanka Academy later this year. Wylie has been honoured as Maties Sport’s Team Coach of the… Read more…

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Varsity Sports Cricket Tournament

This year’s Varsity Sports Cricket tournament certainly didn’t end as we as Management staff and players had intended it too, it will however prove to be a very valuable experience to a young and developing squad of cricketers. The preparation I feel went really well considering the time available before the tournament, and the warm… Read more…

Excellent bowling performance dismantles Young Peoples

Visitors Young Peoples who batted first against Maties soon found themselves in deep trouble at 20/3 on a good wicket at Coetzenburg. The accurate and skilful bowling as Jay Stevens 3/27, Albert Engelbrecht 2/13 emerged as the chief destroyers up front. The Young Peoples response was to opt for defence and caution but at 51/6… Read more…

Le Roux’s maiden century enables 260 run victory over Paarl

Leon le roux’s 100 off 131 deliveries and his excellent 170 run opening stand with Isma eel Gafieldien (78/83) enabled Maties to score an impressive 335/6 against Paarl at Coetzenburg. Both openers never allowed the Paarl attack to settle and took full advantage of number of free hits made available in the 1st 10 over… Read more…

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Chairman’s Corner

Sidney van Heerden
2005 --

Well done to everyone for another successful season!

All our teams performed very well with some outstanding individual performances thrown in. As a club we would have liked better results at the Varsity Tournament and the National Club Championships. But, as Andrew said sometimes you are just beaten by a better side – and on a particular day. Nevertheless, I am proud of our performances on and off the field.

My thanks to Andrew and the whole coaching team. Also to the university for their continued support. And of course to our official sponsor, Steinhoff International and all our other individual and corporate donors.

We now look forward to our annual dinner on 4 May to acknowledge some of these wonderful performances and to end off the season in style – always a fun evening.

Enjoy the off season – and your studies!

Coach’s Corner

Andrew Wylie
2011 --

The tricky away trip to Robertson proved to be a very challenging yet successful one for Steinhoff Maties. Robertson won the toss and sent Maties in to bat on a very green and sporty wicket. The openers Leon le roux and Jean Bredenkamp really showed good application early on and put on 37 for the 1st wicket before a double wicket blow brought Captain dewald Botha to the crease. The dismissal of Bredenkamp (24) at 68/3 brought David Bedingham (35) to the crease to join Botha and the two of them put on a valuable 54 run partnership. Botha manipulated the ball very well and held the innings together on a difficult wicket to end with 73/97 allowing brother Neil Botha freedom to play a cameo of 26* of only 10 balls and Maties ended on 211/6.

The Robertson reply started rapidly with Philmon throwing caution to the wind and attacking the Maties openers, Faan Fourie once again showed his experience as he eventually had him caught at slip 22/1. The Roberston innings was halted by some decent bowling from the Maties spinners Simmonds 2/27 N Botha 2/27 and D Botha 3/19 as Robertson slumped from 90/4 after 22 overs to 148 all out, thus handing Maties a valuable bonus point victory in tough conditions.