Wits Cricket Club picked up an important victory against Randburg Cricket Club on Sunday.

The Croxley Wits Cricket defeated Randburg Cricket this weekend in a Gauteng Premier League B fixture in what was a tightly contested match. The team won on run rates after the match was called off due to rain.

Wits managed to score 166/10 in 44 overs. Bowler Matthew Lovatt picked up four wickets. Randburg managed to reach 130/7 in their 40 overs before the rain interrupted play. The result sees Wits move into fourth spot on the log behind Delfos, Old Parktonians and Lenasia South.

Coach Garnet Kruger told the Wits Vuvuzela that although his team picked up an important win this weekend, he was considerably disappointed in their performance.

“We could’ve scored more but you never going to complain if your team wins,” he said.

“We bowled well and we restricted them. I think that’s all you want as a coach, your team to win.”

Kruger said the team has high hopes for this season.

“It’s going to be difficult for us to win it but Delfos is doing very well, they are way ahead already, but I would like to at least end second,” he said.

Bowler Keegan Oschgar, who bowled 1/35 runs in eight overs, told Wits Vuvuzela that the team’s improvement this year has been a long time coming.

“I think last year we were really inexperienced in a way because we were such a young side and, a new coach obviously coming in, we were still trying to find our feet, trying to settle down,” he explained.

“So this year I think we have a lot more stability in the team and the structures are really in place to succeed.”

Second-year BSc student, Alastair Twiggs said that it has been a thrill to watch the team this year.

“I feel the team is performing well this year, they’ve won most of their games and it’s awesome to watch them.”

As a personal message to the team, Twiggs encouraged the team to “keep up the good work, guys, we’re proud of you.”

The team will next play Delfos C.C on Sunday, March 25, in what is sure to be an entreating encounter.