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Tuks squash lose the final of the NSA Blitz League

ANELE MANANA

There is massive action every year for UP’s squash ladies when they compete in the two-week long National Squash Associations Blitz League tournament, in preparation for the new season league. This year, two UP ladies’ teams were entered into the tournament into two different pools to fight for the throne as league champions.

UP-Tuks 1, consisting of Megan Page, Hannelize Human, Mariska Wiese and Tayla Diepenbroek, kick-started their tournament on 30 January with a comfortable win over Pretoria Country Club (PCC) 12-1. They later played Harlequins where they ended up 7-7 in games, but unfortunately lost the match by four points. The four-women team finished second in their pool, while UP-Tuks 2 finished top of their pool, forcing the first team to face their own as opposition in the cross-over (semi-final).

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Tuks triumphs over Madibaz

CARLY TWADDLE
Last night, UP-Tuks faced FNB Madibaz in the third round of Varsity Cup. Tuks won 33-16, scoring five tries to one. This win has sent Tuks to third on the log, an impressive achievement coming from fifth. This result was especially pleasing for last week’s man of the match, Chris Massyn, as it was his first win as captain. Man of the match went to Tuks’ Impi Visser, who will be playing in the pink Player that Rocks shorts next week against UJ.

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Rising star Lungi Ngidi debuts for the Proteas

POOJA PUNDIT

Right-arm fast bowler for Assupol, TuksCricket and the Titans, Lungisani Ngidi, made his debut for South Africa in the T20 series against Sri Lanka, as the opening bowler. Ngidi walked in as debutant with the economy of 3.20 and a best bowling figure of 9/32 for the Titans. Ngidi’s best bowling international score is an accomplished 4/19 with a striking economy of 5.16. Before his debut match Ngidi admitted to “being a tad bit nervous”.

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UP defeated by old rivals NWU-Pukke in Varsity Cricket Cup

ANELE MANANA AND HUVASAN REDDY

4 February marked the end of North West University’s (Pukke) two-year Varsity Cricket trophy drought, as they defeated back-to-back defending champions UP-Tuks in the final on their home soil. UP won the toss and elected to bat first. It didn’t take long for Pukke to get an early advantage when captain Wilhan Lubbe made an astounding catch to dismiss Donavon Ferreira for five in the third over, leaving Tuks on 11/1 after just 2.1 overs.

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Rising star Lungi Ngidi debuts for the Proteas

ANELE MANANA

Durban native and UP student, Lungisani Ngidi is someone to watch out for. At the tender age of 20, the Industrial Sociology student has bowled for the Northerns and is currently a bowler for the Titans. The young star was called up by the Proteas in January to represent them in his first T20 International debut.

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