After bowling out Roshnee Cricket Club who only managed 96 runs in the first innings, Croxley Wits showed their dominance despite playing in difficult weather conditions at home yesterday.
The second innings was just as easy for Wits who piled on the runs and declared at 250-5 with a lead of 154 runs.
“I think we executed our plans today. The plan was to bowl them out early and then bat once, declare and then bowl again, so we’re on track for that,” said Wits captain Joshua Datnow.
The batting partnership of JC Maritz and Rob Hendricks gave Wits a solid start with 157 runs with a wicket down.
Maritz was one of the leading batsmen of the day and was bowled out after he managed 111 runs.
Maqsood Saley, Roshnee score-keeper, said his team had lost a number of players during off season last year and had not had enough time to practice with the remaining guys in the team.
“We have weaknesses in both the batting and the bowling, the bowling is alright but the batting is too bad … Fielding is also bad, we dropped a lot of catches. I just think that Wits is the better team,” Saley added.
Wits declared after five wickets, leaving Roshnee to chase 157 to win. The bad light and poor interruptions only seem to weaken the Roshnee side who finished on 42-4 by 6pm.
The Cricket Premier League is played in a timely format with two innings in a day. On Saturday Wits Cricket played Crescents in Lenasia which resulted in a draw.
Wits’ next game is away against its biggest competitor Dobsonville.