College Cricket Festival: Three matches abandoned due to bad weather on first day of the competition

2010-01-05 00:00

THE weather did not play ball on the first day of the College Cricket Festival. All four matches began in overcast conditions, which deteriorated through the morning and resulted in frequent interruptions due to drizzle. It finally settled in, causing three of the matches to be abandoned for the day.

Hosts Maritzburg College were brutal against the Trinityhouse attack, scoring 311 for four in the 50 overs. Both Jarryd Walsh and Kewan Harries scored the first tons of the Festival and together added 246 runs for the second wicket. Harries was particularly severe on anything loose and was undefeated on 133 in only 113 balls. They were the only teams not to abandon the match when drizzle looked set for the afternoon. Trinityhouse, after a long wait, went back in and Andy Charters cleaned them up for College to win by 190 runs. Wade Lezar had done the initial damage with three early wickets. Michael Drennan showed good resolve to make almost half of his team’s total

St Johns set Glenwood a good target of 227 after they had reached 226 for 7 in the allotted 50 overs. It was the second-wicket partnership of 89 between Bradley Dial (51) and Wesley Coulentianos (61) that set St Johns up for the useful total. Mishkal Ramsaroop bowled his 10 overs of spin, taking four wickets for 36. Glenwood had a good start and after 20 overs were 82 for one with Javier Frost undefeated on 40. He and Ramsaroop (28) had added 70 for the first wicket.

A 135 first-wicket partnership between Michael Harvey and Jamie Koen set Westville up nicely, added to by an unbroken third-wicket partnership of 63 between Dylan Buckthorp (37*) and William Bruce (56*), to enable them to reach 239 for three on Collegians.

An interesting finish was on the cards at Standard when the match was called off with Clifton on 101 for four in pursuit of 178, which would have given them a win against St Davids. Keagen Brady top-scored with 42 in the St ­David’s innings of 177 all out in the 37th over. Clifton’s David Maasdorp took 3 wickets.

The Alexandra Cricket Week begins this morning with five matches.

Results in brief:

Maritzburg College 311-4 (Walsh 135, Harries 133*)

Trinityhouse 121 (Drennan 56, Lezar 3/31, Charters 3/31)

College won by 190 runs

St Johns 226-7 (Dial 51, Coulentianos 61, McGraw 34*, Ramsaroop 4/36)

Glenwood 82-1 (Ramsaroop 28, Frost 40*)

No result - rain stopped play

Westville 239-3 (Harvey 68, Koen 51, Buckthorp 37*, Bruce 56*)

Canberra 53-1

No result - rsp

St Davids 177 (Brady 42, Maasdorp 3/20)

Clifton 101-4

No result - rsp

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