Bowlers hold main sway on third day

2012-01-07 00:00

AFTER two sunny days, the third day at the Alex Cricket Festival on Thursday was overcast with some drizzle. But it was the bowlers, not the rain, that held the main sway and only one game ended without a result.

St Charles Colts and Hudson Park both won their third match in succession with St Charles posting the highest score of the day against hosts Alexandra High.

Brent Kennedy scored 41 and Christopher Jones followed his 80 against Treverton on Wednesday with 44.

Mark Ortmann was top scorer with 46.

Alex then capitulated against the bowling of David Krone and Ferdie Luttig, who took nine wickets between them to have Alex all out for a paltry 41.

In a low-scoring match Wartburg, after making only 90, beat Howick by 31 runs. There were two fifers in the game. Matthew Webb from Howick captured five wickets for 17 in 8.3 overs, before Ian Finlayson achieved even better figures of five for nine in four overs to bowl Howick out for 59.

Treverton’s Don Paterson and Rikus van der Westhuizen captured four wickets each and made runs to take their side to their first win of the festival against MCS.

Mikyle Naidoo from Raisethorpe took four of the five Hudson Park wickets, although Hudson Park took the win.

A late start at Howick, where Weston was playing Carter, resulted in overs being reduced to 35 a-side. Drizzle and bad light caused the match to be abandoned without a result.

SCORES IN BRIEF

• St Charles Colts 212-8 (M Ortmann 46, B Kennedy 41, C Jones 44, S Mchunu 3/23). Alexandra 41 (D Krone 5/19, F Luttig 4/3). St Charles Colts won by 171 runs

• Wartburg 90 (C van Rooyen 29, M Webb 5/17, K Page 3/10). Howick 59 (I Finlayson 5/9). Wartburg won by 31 runs

• MCS 151 (R van der Westhuizen 4/48, D Paterson 4/22). Treverton 154-3 (L Richardson 34, D Paterson 34, R van der Westhuizen 39*). Treverton won by 7 wkts

• Raisethorpe 134. Hudson Park II 135-5 (M Naidoo 4/38). Hudson Park won by 5 wkts

● Carter 136-6 (J McGarry 46). Weston 90-5. Rain stopped play — no result.

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