CBC – Northerns Squash League Champions

CBC & TUT has had an extremely successful league this year with winning 4 out of our 5 finals! 

The first one came under our belt when our ladies 2nd league took on tough opponents against CSIR. However, the team lead by Nikita Backer, which compromised of Jessica Cullinan, Carina Walters and Teegan Bothma were able to take the narrow win! It came down to points at the end but the ladies had done enough to take it 181 to 175!

The following day promised to be a big one! Both our 1st and 2nd leagues were playing in their respective finals with the 1st league on the hunt for that much alluded trophy. They were up against a strong Uitsig outfit but with our regular number 4, Brendon Paul, who has had a remarkable season, unable to make the final it was up to the rest of the team to make that difference! The team of Kundanji Kalengo, Kelvin Ndhlovu, Sipho Ncube and Arno Vrey were just too strong on the night and were finally able to be crowned 1st League Northerns Champions for 2021 with a dominant 12-5 win! 

Meanwhile, at Glenwood, the 2nd League were also in a hotly contested battle for that top spot! The team of Tafadzwa Tembo, Eric Kpama, Jason Maher and Pierre Mornet also proved to be too strong and came away with a 13-4 win! A special shoutout goes to TK, Eric and Pierre for having an unbeaten season!

The following Monday saw the likes of the 11th league take the stage against an unbeaten Bronkhorstspruit team. With losing the fixture earlier on in the year against the team, our new captain Johan Grobler and his team of Sifiso Nguenha, Kgosi Khiba and Jessica Cullinan were up for the challenge! After a few closely contested games, it took a captains effort from Johan to win his game 3-0 to ensure that it went down to points! The match was on a knife’s edge but the team had done enough to win 207 to 200. Only 7 points in it!

The last fixture of the season saw the 5th league go up against another strong Uitsig team at home. Originally labelled the “Dad Team”, Tobie Botha and his now recently young new team (all the older guys got injured) of Sean White, Armand Pretorius and actual new dad Henco Harmse were up for a cracking day! Unfortunately, the result didn’t go our way and they lost the fixture 16-4, but I heard they still feasted on some ribs at the end of the night to celebrate a fantastic season! 

CBC & TUT is incredibly proud of all our league results and teams this year! With being one of the only clubs to grow during lockdown and Covid, the future is sure looking bright! Next up on our agenda is our Club Champs which is currently underway and you can be sure we are all looking forward to our End of Year Function on the 4th of December. I don’t know where I heard this from but apparently there is going to be a fire breathing performance . . .  

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CBC Old Boys Bowls Club

There was a good turnout of club members at a Farewell Function in honour of those members who are travelling to provincial and national tournaments.

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