CATHCART – The T20 cricket tournament was a resounding success despite the weather on Saturday afternoon causing the final match to be abandoned.
Teams from Komgha, Molteno, Fort Beaufort and a local team took part with the finalists, Kempston-Cathcart and Komgha being the joint winners. The batting prize went to Jamie Renton with 74 not out, the bowling prize to Richard Armstrong with three wickets for 28 runs in four overs, the fielding prize was won by Dries Pienaar. A special prize was given to Wade Bailey for scoring two ducks. Nelius Rossouw won the all-rounder of the tournament, being the most dedicated cricketer, both on and off the field.
Close to 200 people listened to the talk by Fanie de Villiers in which he highlighted the difficulties facing the Protea cricketers presently.
CALLIE Evens Lodge celebrated spring day with a morning tea where residents wore hats specially decorated for the event. Aileen Berrington judged the hats and awarded Yvonne Kemp the prize for the most charming hat, Berenice Waters the prize for the most original hat, Ronnie Sporky won the funniest hat section with Audrey van Rensburg winning the most practical hat on show.
The morning tea was followed by a farewell lunch for Sister Nonkukemezo Sesi who has retired from nursing and she was presented with a gift from the staff.
THREE local bowls teams played in the tournament in Stutterheim with the team of Arthur and Sally Brandt, Kevin Wearing and Tommy Farrell faring best of the local teams. The golf league side lost against Gonubie in the final league game, ending in second place overall.