Schools' Series: Second match rain affected

2012-01-25 00:00

THE second match of the Sunfoil Schools’ Night series between Michaelhouse and the Presidents XI was rain affected and ended without a result.

The President’s XI won the toss and opted to bat first.

The first rain stoppage occurred in the fifth over when the composite side were 17 for one.

The second rain stoppage occurred after 16 overs when the score had advanced to 56 for three and the batsmen at the crease were looking fairly comfortable.

The overs had already been reduced to 29 and then a further four overs were lopped off.

The disruptions affected the batting as after the second break wickets started tumbling.

Michael Mvelase was the sixth Michaelhouse bowler to be brought on, with the previous five all having taken a wicket.

Mvelase bowled 3.5 overs capturing four wickets for nine runs and they went from 58 for four to 83 all out in the 25th over.

Best of the batting was opener Yashvir Harbajan from Newcastle. He made 26 off 56 balls.

Michaelhouse came out to bat and were surprised by the two opening bowlers — Devlon Dolan from Weston and Kerwin Mungroo from Ladysmith.

They both showed some pace and aggression, each capturing a wicket.

Mungroo actually thought he had a second, but it had come from a no ball.

Rain finally caused the abandonment of the game after just four overs with Michaelhouse on 10 for two.

 

Score in brief

President’s XI 83 (Harbajan 26, Mvelase 4/9)

Michaelhouse 10-2

Game abandoned-rain

From the 21 identified players, the President’s XI for this game was: Kurtlynn Mannikam cpt (M College II), Grant Thunissen (Carter), Yashvir Harbejan (Newcastle), Kerwin Mungroo (Ladysmith Sec), Devlon Dolan (Weston), Craig Dolan (Weston), Shane Lacon-Allin (Wartburg), Josh Vorster (Howick), Matthew Webb (Howick) Daniel Stevens (Carter).

This afternoon at 3.30 pm the President’s XI will again be in action against Hilton.

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