Maritzburg College launch cricket season with brave effort against Old Boys

2012-09-04 00:00

MARITZBURG College got their cricket season off to a solid start in the traditional opening match against a College Old Boys XI last weekend.

This serves as the warm-up for the St Davids T20 series next weekend and the first school fixture the following weekend. Batting first, the MC Old Boys made 222 all out in 49 overs, thanks to a sparkling century by James Bryant.

Bryant scored 126 in 140 balls.

The next highest was 34 by Stuart Theunissen. Best of the College bowling was six for 26 in 8,5 overs from Lwandizwa Zuma.

College went in and made a good attempt to reach the target, falling 23 runs short.

What was disappointing was that they still had nine overs available when they were all out in the 40th over. If they had played out their overs, they could well have won the game. Shaun Wormington top-scored with 44 off 53 balls, with support coming from Shaun Sinclair and an undefeated 31 by Daryn Dupavillon.

Paul Howel captured three wickets for the Old Boys.

Two KZN teams will be playing in the annual T20 series of matches starting on Thursday.

Maritzburg College and Hilton Coillege will join 10 schools mainly from Gauteng for the matches. Grey College of Bloemfontein, St Andrews of Grahamstown and Rondebosch of Cape Town will also be playing.

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