Bowlers will determine the outcome at St Charles

2012-11-17 00:00

TODAY is the last official day of school cricket in the province and there are just three scheduled matches. Wet weather has frustrated the show, with some sides not able to even play a full match this term.

The St Charles Oval with one of the better school pitches, will enable some good cricket to be played.

Visitors Michaelhouse have shown good form with the bat in their last two matches with Greg Oldfield and Robbie Anderson in particular, in good form. An area where the visitors have been weaker is their bowling and this may give St Charles an opportunity to post a good score.

Dean Robinson appears to have turned the corner after a spell of poor form and if he and Ben Philpott can build a solid foundation, the match could be a high-scoring one.

The side that will likely walk away with the spoils will probably be the side that shows the best form with the ball.

Kearsney has won two matches since the holidays and there are a number of players in form. Visitors Hilton have played just the one game where they lost narrowly against Glenwood. Their new players have improved markedly this season, which began before Michaelmas week with the surprise loss against Clifton. Kearsney has the more stable side, one that shows few changes from the first term and it will require Hilton to produce their best form this season if they hope to beat one of the better KZN school units.

The third match is in Durban where Glenwood take on Northwood on Dixons. The visitors will have gained much confidence from their win against DHS in their last match. They will need to carry this through today against the home team.

Glenwood will be disappointed with their general batting, but they have a good bowling pair in Andile Phehlokwayo and Nhlakanipho Madwe.

If Northwood can give bowling support to Sureshan Moodley and then bat solidly, they could spring another surprise.

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