Night series: College beat St Charles by six wickets

2013-02-13 00:00

IT was inadvertently said in yesterday’s Witness that last night’s Schools Night Series match was between the two sides that shared the Sunfoil trophy in 2012. It was shared between College and Hilton, not St Charles.

The latter, after losing this game will certainly not be in the final, while College still have a chance.

After winning the toss, St Charles lost four early wickets, two each to opening bowlers Fuzzy Memela and Gareth Jeary, and they were on the back foot on 25 for 4 after six overs.

There was some inconsistent bounce in the wicket, but all four were caught behind, one being a superb low catch by Kurtlynn Mannikum.

A 48-run partnership between ­Andrew Darroch and Ben Philpott for the sixth wicket enabled them to reach 89 before Phipott was out for 19.

Darroch was last man out for 36, as Mannikum captured his wicket after polishing off the tail, to have them all back in the pavilion for 107.

At the halfway stage College were on 70, 10 runs ahead of St Charles, but more importantly they had lost two fewer wickets.

Two of the three wickets that had fallen were silly runouts, both going for the second run, when there had been no pressure on College.

If the throws by Matt Dukes had not been as good, both Sohail Mahmoud and Tyron Walsh would have made their ground. Walsh was looking comfortable on 26 when he lost his wicket with a direct throw.

St Charles’s fielding was good, but there were too many loose deliveries by some of the bowlers and this allowed College to reach their target in the 29th over, so earning a bonus point. Matthew Germishuizen was their best bowler, as he bowled his eight overs for just 17 runs.

SCORE IN BRIEF

St Charles 107 (Darroch 36, Mannikum 4/12)

M College 108-4 (Walsh 26)

College won by 6 wickets.

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