More surprises in weekend schools cricket

2011-02-01 00:00

THERE was another pot-pourri of results in schools cricket on Saturday, again producing two surprise results and two unexpectedly one-sided games, in the top five school’s matches.

Kearsney vs MaritzburgCollege

The second match this year, between the two top schools from 2010, again saw College with another easy win, with the Kearsney batting capitulating. Losing two wickets with only one run on the board was not the best way to start in pursuit of the target of 226 set by College.

Worse was to come as Kearsney lost four wickets with their score on 38 and they were all out after 26 overs for a paltry 51. Only two batsmen, Mark Airey and Craig Matthews, got into double figures. Tim Guise-Brown, bowling at the stumps, claimed four wickets and Andy Charters captured three, both in eight overs, being the most successful of the College bowlers.

College, who had been sent in to bat, were in a spot of trouble on 46 for four and then 85 for five, but Calvin Savage, back after injury, and Guise-Brown added 77 for the sixth wicket. Savage ended on 77 and Guise-Brown 36.

M College 225-9 (Savage 77, Guise-Brown 36, Charters 27)

Kearsney 51 (Guise-Brown 4/10, Charters 3/14)

College won by 174 runs

Glenwood vs Michaelhouse

The Michaelhouse batting frailty was clear to see. After electing to bat they were bowled out for 85 in the 36th over by Glenwood. At tea, after 25 overs, they had been 78 for five and then they lost the last five wickets for just 10 runs, struggling against the spinners.

Cameron Mackaskill scored 30 and Rob Anderson 19, the only two batsmen to reach double figures. Mishkal Ramsaroop and Sachin Govender both captured three wickets.

Glenwood lost two early wickets, but then Richard Wissing (38 not out) and Grove Venter (24 not out) added 61 runs to take them to an easy eight-wicket win in the 21st over.

Michaelhouse 85 (Macaskill 30, Ramsaroop 3/25, Govender 3/7)

Glenwood 86-2 (Wissing 38*)

Glenwood won by 8wkts

Westville vs Clifton

For the past two years this match has been a hurdle for Westville. In 2009 they won comfortably and then lost the second match. Last year they again won the first match relatively easily and then tied the second game. This year they have lost the first match narrowly.

The scores were low due in the main to some injudicious batting and some good bowling by both teams. After being asked to bat first, Westville were all out for 99 with Shane Yelverton and Kelvin Donnelly both taking three wickets.

Clifton on 77 for four looked assured of a win, but some good bowling by Luke Schlemmer, a touch of panic and suddenly they were 98 for nine. They scrambled the winning runs to win by one wicket. Sashlin Reddy had bowled well up front and Darren Tamboer, who top-scored in the game, gave Clifton the edge.

Westville 99 (Yelverton 3/23, Donnelly 3/22)

Clifton 100-9 (Tamboer 46, Reddy 3/20, Schlemmer 4/16)

Clifton won by 1 wkt

DHS vs Northwood

For many years DHS have been one of the top cricketing schools and so it was a big turnaround when Northwood bowled them out for 110 and then reached the target with eight wickets in hand.

This was particularly surprising as DHS had already played six matches and last week had beaten Glenwood in the semi-final of the KZN Coastal T20, whereas Northwood were playing their first match of 2011.

Northwood won the toss and DHS survived the opening spell on a bowler-friendly wicket, but collapsed to be all out for 110. Wrist spinner Mark van Breeman bowled tidily to take four wickets for 28 in 11 overs in the declaration game. Northwood held their catches and with two run outs the end for DHS came quickly.

Northwood were 20 for two but then Kalipha Cele held the innings together, making an undefeated 60 taking his team to their victory.

DHS 110 (van Breeman 4/28)

Northwood 111-2 (Cele 60*)

Northwood won by 8 wkts

St Charles vs Hilton

This was a declaration game, although the declaration was not needed as Hilton were bowled out in the 57th over for 186. Jason Shield top-scored with 63 and Tintswalo Mukansi and Luke Mercer gave good support. Keith Stanger captured six wickets in his best bowling effort for St Charles. In-form Dean Robinson, following a century on Thursday, was undefeated on 78 at the close.

After a relatively slow start the teams ran out of time and finished in a draw, 30 runs short with three wickets in hand after 53 overs.

Wrist spinner Brian Pfaff bowled unchanged for 24 overs to finish with three for 86. Shield also captured three wickets.

Hilton 186 (Shield 63, Mukansi 41, Mercer 37, Stanger 6/44)

St Charles 156-7 (Robinson 78*, Pfaff 3/86, Shield 3/22)

Match drawn

Other scores in brief:

Carter 133 (Pienaar 31, Gcumisa 3/21)

Alexandra 123 (Gcumisa 36, Anthony 4/30, Boucher 3/20)

Carter won by 10 runs

Pinetown 108 (Chetty 30, Mortimer 4/9, Bowles 3/21)

Howick 110-4 (Gardner 72*)

Howick won by 6 wkts

Weston 147 (Govender 34, Ungerer 4/30)

Voortrekker 130 (Swanepoel 5/18)

Weston won by 17 runs

Greytown 82 (Finlayson 3/7, Eggers 3/16)

Wartburg 83-4 (Lacon-Allin 31)

Wartburg won by 6 wkts

Thomas More 260-6 (Booley 106*, Clark 54, Weekes 38)

Kingsway 39 (Bloot 6/7)

Thomas More won by 221 runs

George Campbell 62 (Attwell 3/11, Mbongwa 3/13)

St Henrys 63-2 (Maharaj 30)

St Henrys won by 8 wkts

New Forest 48 (George 4/18, Mkhize 3/3)

Hillcrest 49-3

Hillcrest won by 7 wkts

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