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Spar Proteas crowned 2022 SPAR Diamond Challenge champs

At the same time, the President’s XII – who was an invitational side gave all the teams a good fight winning third place against Zimbabwe.

South Africa Crowned 2022 SPAR Diamond Challenge Champs on Saturday 26 November 2022. Picture: Netball SA.

JOHANNESBURG – The Spar Proteas dominated the SPAR Diamond Challenge and were crowned the 2022 SPAR Diamond Challenge champions.

READ: Spar Diamond Challenge back after hiatus

After four-year hiatus, the competition, which took place at the University of Pretoria’s Rembrandt Hall saw the SA national netball team beat Scotland’s Scottish Thistles 54 -36 on Saturday.

The Scottish Thistles did not go down without a fight, however, as they kept the Spar Proteas on their toes with the first quarter being closely contested and the Proteas only managing a 10 – 8 lead.

Scotland came back stronger in the second quarter, and took a lead for the better part of the quarter but the Spar Proteas switched up and won the quarter 14 -12, going into halftime leading 24 -20.

At the same time, the President’s XII – who was an invitational side gave all the teams a good fight, securing third place with a 49 -43 win against Gems of Zimbabwe.

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