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THE second week of the King William’s Town Netball Association (KWTNA) League games took place at the weekend and have already produced netball of the highest standard.
The league kicked off its season with their opening games played in Zwelitsha the previous weekend and moved to the Farrer’s Fields in King last Saturday where the supporters doubled in numbers.
All Stars from Sweetwaters, Balasi Tigers and Black Aces (Border Post), Breidbach Professionals, Hunters (Tshatshu), King Eagles (A+B), Pakamisa and Young Chiefs (Zwelitsha) are the nine participating clubs.
“We decided to rotate games so each club has the privilege to play at home and at present it seems it’s working wonders,” KWTNA official Thandi Badi said.
“The next games are again scheduled here [Farrer’s] as this court served as home ground to Aces and we will move to Breidbach for the fourth round.”
Aces played a double header and kept the Border Post flag high, winning both games after their 19-16 win against King Eagles B in the opening game and in the final game had to make a remarkable comeback to beat Breidbach 15-12.
Pakamisa kept their unbeaten run after they walloped Young Chiefs 17-6 in a one-sided game.
The third game saw King Eagles A too strong as they handed a 29-2 netball lesson to the young and inexperienced Hunters.
Balasi Tigers made their intentions clear from the onset, playing with speed and agility and forcing their All Stars opponents onto the back foot to register a convincing 12-2 win.
Badi said Zwelitsha All Stars had indicated they would be the 10th club and would also be in action this weekend.
“They have joined the league but faced challenges with some of their players and have requested to be fixtured at a later stage, so they promised to play.”
Fixtures scheduled for Farrer’s Field (home ground for Aces) on Saturday:
12pm: Sweetwaters All Stars vs Zwelitsha All Stars; 1pm: Balasi Tigers v Hunters; 2pm: Breidbach Pros v King Eagles A; 3pm: Young Chiefs v King Eagles B; 4pm: Pakamisa v Black Aces.
INTO THE SWING: Team Crusaders players Richard Pretorius (captain) and Dennis Block of King William’s Town took part in a golf Betterball Stableford competition which saw them come second in Stutterheim over the weekend. The competition is played by two players per team, with the best score or points on each hole taken. For their efforts, they were rewarded with a blesbuck as runners-up in the competition, in which 26 teams from different town participated. ‘The weather was perfect, the competition tough but I am over the moon with our achievement,’ an elated Block said. ‘Our next competition will be in Stutterheim again when we participate in a Fourball Alliance on August 26, but our focus is set for the next Betterball Stableford staged by Hoërskool De Vos Malan in King William’s Town on September 2’
ON THE BALL: Breidbach Professionals wing attacker Shanaaz Fritz looks for support to make a pass during their KWTNA League game played against Black Aces in King William’s Town at the weekend