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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.

Pic­ture: SUP­PLIED

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’

Pic­ture: DES­MOND COET­ZEE

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

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