Independent Schools’ Festival begins today at Kearsney

2012-01-11 00:00

KEARSNEY played their first match yesterday as preparation for the Independent Schools’ Festival while St Charles played their second match at the Grey College Festival in Bloem- fontein­, which ended with bad light preventing a result.

The game at Kearsney was played over two days against Bishops from Cape Town, with each side batting for a maximum of 100 overs.

Bishops won the toss and they scored 260 with the major contribution coming from Daniel Russell who made 135. Jordan Gregory and Sean Kelly took seven wickets between them.

The Kearsney batsmen were not able to build enough partnerships and were bowled out for 203 with James Lambert (79) and Ryan Hawke (35) the main scorers.

Chris Immelman and Digby Harding­ did the most damage with the ball.

St Charles again lost the toss against Rondebosch and found the going quite tough after being sent in on a rain-affected pitch. As they started late only 40 overs were scheduled per innings.

Matt Ford, after his bowling display the day before, constructed a half-century­ and Kalin Nundlall finished with an aggressive 42 not out in 40 balls.

Ben Philpot opened and made 28 at the toughest time of the innings. After the 40 overs St Charles had reached 186-7.

Rondebosch were favourites to win the game, particularly when Ford had to leave the field after twisting an ankle. However, bad light and lightning brought an early end to a game where the outcome was uncertain.

 

SCORES IN BRIEF

Bishops 260 (D Russell 135, K Jacobs 45, J Gregory 3/31, S Kelly 4/49)

Kearsney 203 (J Lambert 79, R Hawke 35, C Immelman 4/52, D Harding 3/56)

Bishops won by 57 runs

St Charles 186-7 (M Ford 58, B Philpot 28, K Nundlall 42*, A Mather 3/21)

Rondebosch 117-5 (M Christianson 38, H van den Berg 55, Z Hamza 31)

Bad light stopped play — no result.

 

The Independent Schools’ Festival begins today at Kearsney and sees three KZN schools with five from outside the province, including three schools from outside South Africa, doing battle.

Churchies are visiting from Australia and from Zimbabwe are St Johns and Peterhouse. The other two sides are Bishops from Cape Town and St Davids from Gauteng. The two large boys Independent schools, Hilton and Michaelhouse, join Kearsney for three days of cricket.

FIXTURES

Today (declaration cricket): Hilton vs Churchies; Kearsney vs St Johns; Peterhouse vs Bishops; Michaelhouse vs St Davids

Tomorrow (50 overs): Peterhouse vs St Davids; Hilton vs St Johns; Michaelhouse vs Bishops; Kearsney vs Churchies.

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