Cricket: Poor running restricts Raisethorpe’s total

2010-02-09 00:00

FOUR second-tier schools from Pietermaritzburg were involved in the Sunfoil15 Challenge cricket contest at the Maritzburg Oval on Friday afternoon. With just 15 overs per innings, three matches could be played.

The first match was between Voortrekker and Raisethorpe at 2 pm. Batting first, Raisethorpe managed just 65 for nine in the 15 overs, which was not going to be enough.

This could have been more, but poor running between wickets lost them a number of runs.

Voortrekker made heavy weather of reaching the target, which they did in the 14th over with seven balls to spare for the loss of seven wickets.

The second game was between Carter and Alexandra, and here Carter romped home winning by 75 runs, after they had made 108 for six, with Brendan Mays making 34. Alex was all out in the 11th over for just 33.

A feature of the match was the bowling of spin bowler Jevon Rajah who captured five wickets for just three runs. He missed getting a hat trick by one ball as in his first over he took two successive wickets and one ball later, the third. His fourth wicket came in his second over and the fifth with the first ball of his third over, to finish the Alex innings.

This set up the final between Voortrekker and Carter. This time Carter ended with 102 for five, but they were assisted by some loose Voortrekker fielding and throwing to the wicket.

Darren van Straaten was undefeated on 36 and earlier Grant Theunisson had made 34.

Carter won the tournament by restricting Voortrekker to 70 for nine in the 15 overs. If Kyle Rossouw (36) had got some better support from his fellow batsmen they may have put Carter under pressure but it was Jason McGarry that finished off Voortrekker, taking three wickets in four balls.

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