De Klerk takes 9 wickets for Bobbies

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Gus de Klerk with the still relatively new looking match ball. De Klerk took nine wickets for just six runs against Rocklands at Bobbies Park on Saturday. PHOTO: STAN DIAKOS

The seamer bowler, Gus de Klerk of the Police’s first XI cricket team (Bobbies), achieved a remarkable feat over the past weekend in a club league match.

De Klerk took a staggering nine wickets for just 6 runs in 6.3 overs against Rocklands.

Rocklands won the toss and elected to bat first at Bobbies Park and in hindsight it’s a decision the visiting team will regret after being bowled out for just 24 runs in 12.3 overs.

De Klerk opened the bowling for the home side and along with Cobus Snyman took all 10 wickets. Snyman returned figures of 18/1 in his six overs. Amazingly, just three of De Klerk’s runs conceded came off the bat, with the seamer bowling three wides.

To rub salt into injury, Bobbies chased down the 25-run target in the second over of their innings to win by 10 wickets.

The captain of Bobbies told OFM Sport that it was truly as special performance by his now star bowler.

“It was a very special performance by De Klerk, as well as from the entire Bobbies first team. As the captain I can only stay that I’m extremely proud of each and every player who played on Saturday.”

It is believed that 24 is the lowest recorded score in Premier League club cricket in Bloemfontein.

The score card of the match between Bobbies 1st XI and Rocklands 1st XI, displaying De Klerk's remarkable 9/6. PHOTO: STAN DIAKOS
The score card of the match between Bobbies 1st XI and Rocklands 1st XI, displaying De Klerk’s remarkable 9/6. PHOTO: STAN DIAKOS

– MORGAN PIEK