Hilton outplay College, Glenwood beat Northwood in rain-hit weekend

2015-02-10 00:00

SATURDAY’S rain, which followed ­Friday’s heavy downpour, put paid to a few schools’ cricket clashes, with the DHS versus St Charles clash in Durban called off and Michaelhouse forced to ask Westville Boys’ High School to cancel their trip to Balgowan.

Hilton continued their winning ways against Maritzburg College, Kearsney and Clifton ended in a stalemate and Glenwood had the better of northern neighbours Northwood.

College v Hilton

Despite the violent hailstorm that ravaged Pietermaritzburg on Friday evening, both sides were able to take to Goldstones the next morning, on time, for their clash.

College skipper Bryce Tullis was asked to bat by Hilton counterpart Gavin ­Morris on a pitch that offered much ­assistance to the bowlers.

Kyle Bowman went early, leaving Matthew Dicks and Jiveshan Pillay to survive the early bowling barrage.

After 10 overs, College were 27-1 before a series of loose shots saw them lose a further three scalps for just six runs ­added. At 33-4, the game had a different complexion as Lyle Getkate and Jean de Wet tried to get a partnership of ­substance under the belt.

Getkate left soon after College had reached 50 and Jody Saayman joined De Wet, taking the score to 65-5 after 25 overs. As the sun dried the pitch, ­College’s batsmen settled, De Wet reaching his third half century of the season and Saayman playing his shots.

After adding 79 for the sixth wicket, Saayman went for a decent 32, the score 130-6. David Small and De Wet added a quick 24 and Dylan Shepstone was out for 10, leaving College on 171-8 and in danger of not batting their full 50 overs.

Matthew Diedericks then scored 2* in a unfinished partnership of 39 as De Wet reached his maiden century for College off the last ball of the innings, stopping the scoreboard at 209-8.

Despite College’s bowlers applying good pressure — Hilton needed around six an over with 15 overs remaining — the visitors ran out four-wicket winners, finishing on 211-6, Daniel Hirschowitz scoring a solid 66. Hilton’s cause was helped by 20 wides from College’s ­bowlers, who struggled with discipline in the middle overs.

College 209-8 (De Wet 100*, Saayman 32)

Hilton 211-6 (Hirschowitz 66; De Wet 2-30, Ramnarain 2-56)

Hilton won by 4 wickets.

Kearsney v Clifton

This declaration match was played at Kearsney and saw the Clifton side play out time for a credible draw.

Batting first, the home side reached 222 all out on the back of solid starts from James Tedder (49), Keean Rencken (45) and Luke de Vlieg (38). For Clifton, Zakariya Paruk (3-44) and Chad Scott (3-54) kept the Kearsney batsmen in check.

In reply, Clifton put the wood down, Ryan Slotow making 30 as Clifton blocked out the afternoon to finish on 117-6.

Kearsney 222 (James Tedder 49, Rencken 45, De Vlieg 38; Paruk 3-44, Scott 3-54)

Clifton 117-6 (Slotow 30)

Match Drawn.

Northwood v Glenwood

Glenwood skipper Jerome Bossr asked Northwood to bat in a match played at Northwood on a slow wicket with a heavy outfield. Coupled with good bowling, Northwood’s innings never changed into fourth gear as they laboured to 143-9 in their 50 overs. Stabiso Zungu (4-28) and Turlock Davies (2-28) did the damage with ball in hand, ensuring the target was within striking distance.

An opening partnership of 47 saw a good platform established for Glenwood and from there, it was a formality as they crossed the line for a seven-wicket win, reaching 147-3. Joel Veeran (30), Sheldon Swanepoel (38) and Jordan Grobbelaar (30*) kept the scoreboard ticking for Glenwood.

Northwood 143-9 (Zungu 4 -28)

Glenwood 147-3(Veeran 30, Swanepoel 37, Grobbelaar 30*)

Glenwood won by 7 wickets.

Other Results

DHS v St Charles — rained out.

Michaelhouse v Westville — rained out.

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