Eagles’ wings clipped

13 March 2018  Read: 137


In what was arguably one of the most anticipated clashes in the local cricket league, the Nashua Aces squared off against long-time rivals, The Eagles. The grudge match took place this weekend in Polokwane in front of a good supporter-contingent.

Earlier in the season the Nashua Aces were stumped by defeat against The Eagles, which translated into them seeking retribution. After winning the toss, the Aces elected to field first and sent the Eagles to the stumps. What followed during the next 44 overs was a devastating bowling attack which saw the birds returning to their coop with 236 runs and not a single wicket in hand.

With their feathers sufficiently ruffled, the birds took to the field and threw their best bowlers at the Nashua batsmen who returned the favour with a number of impressive boundaries. Aces stalwart, Armand Pansegrouw held his own under fire and raked in 122 runs off just 107 balls which later earned him the Man of the Match.

Nashua Aces made good on their promise to restore balance to the Ovalverse and won the match in the 37th over with an impressive six wickets in hand. The Nashua Aces are proudly sponsored by Nashua Polokwane which has significantly improved the team’s support structure and overall performance. With the new season waiting, this team is sure to make an impact on the local circuit.




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