Cricket Week: College and Westville notch up big wins

2009-01-13 00:00

THERE were comprehensive victories yesterday for hosts Maritzburg College and Westville on day one of the Maritzburg College Cricket Week in Pietermaritzburg.

On their Goldstones home ground, College dismissed Trinity House for 95, with Calvin Savage picking up three wickets for eight runs. College opener Craig Letcher wrapped up the 10-wicket win with an unbeaten 62.

At Varsity’s number two oval, Westville’s Nabeel Bhayla led the run charge in pursuit of Pretoria Boys’ High School’s 129 all out. Bhayla was 70 not out accompanied by Bruce Kruger’s undefeated 51, as they chased down the target just before rain rendered play impossible. Steve Neveling’s four for 20 had done the damage for Westville with Michael Vosey the lone PBHS batsman to pass 30.

The three-day week sees College take on St John’s on Goldstones today with their final match against St David’s at the same venue tomorrow.

Scores in brief: Trinity House 95 (Calvin Savage 3/8) Maritzburg College 98/0 (Craig Letcher 62*). Maritzburg College won by 10 wickets.

Pretoria Boys’ High 129 (Michael Vosey 32, Steve Neveling 4/20) Westville 131/0 (Nabeel Bhayla 70*, Bruce Kruger 51*). Westville won by 10 wickets.

St John’s 206/9 (Devon Conway 68, Murray Workman 46, Keegan Pearce 4/36) Glenwood 57/2. Match abandoned – rain.

Clifton 180/5 (Matthew Hughes 35, Ross Logan 43, Andrew Dunn 64*) St David’s 72/3. Match abandoned - rain

Remaining fixtures – Today: College vs St John’s (Goldstones); Glenwood vs PBHS (Collegians); Westville vs St David’s (Barnes): Clifton vs Trinity House (Varsity 2). Tomorrow: College vs St David’s (Goldstones); Glenwood vs Trinity House (Barnes); Westville vs St John’s (Collegians); Clifton vs PBHS (Varsity 2).

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