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Voorburg CC enters Europe as T20 country champions!

 

 

VCC became champions of the T20 competition in the Top Class. Because the final against HBS could not be played out on a rainy Sunday, the league leader was declared the national champion. VCC may participate in the European T10 competition in Spain in early 2025.

VCC-VRA

In the semifinal against VRA, VCC’s Gavin Kaplan started with two beautiful fours. The score was 35 runs for the loss of two wickets after the first Powerplay (six overs). At an intermediate score of 57/2 in the 11th over, Kaplan (28) was caught by former VCC player Shariz Ahmad at deep mid wicket.

Without Levitt and Engelbrecht in the team (World Cup commitments), VCC’s batting side was weakened. That was evident when VCC managed to put only 127/7 in the books. Only Kaplan, captain Noah Croes (a solid 55 off 49) and Flip Boissevain (16) made runs. The other batsmen had no answer to an army of spinners, including three left armers. Still, it was a seamer (Elijah Eales) who had the best marks (2-20). VRA’s innings lasted only one over. No result meant VCC was in the final.

HCC-HBS

In the shortened other semi-final, HCC came to 89/4 in the available thirteen overs (McInerney 35). HCC had surprisingly lost at Salland and again did not look entirely armpit fresh. It was then that HBS – thanks mainly to Botha (62 not out) – reached the final.

Final: HBS – VCC

HBS – VCC was, on paper, a nice poster. Unfortunately, the weather gods had other plans. Shortly after five, it began – at a score of 17/1 for VCC – to rain. Resuming the match was unfortunately not an option. As a result, the league leader was crowned champion. VCC may compete against other European national champions in Spain in March 2025.