Schools' cricket: batsmen dominate Michaelmas week in PMB

2009-09-28 00:00

THE third day of the 50th annual Oppenheimer Michaelmas Cricket Week at Maritzburg College was played in warm conditions and batsmen generally fared well in declaration games.

Unfortunately, the much-awaited game between hosts Maritzburg College and Grey College did not take place as half the College team was in bed with a bug. Two teams called Composite XIs, consisting of the Grey boys mixed with the fit College boys and players from some of the other teams, took each other on. College boy Gareth Sharpe scored a ton in the 45-over game and schoolmate Jarryd Walsh scored 58. Two Grey boys also made runs, Niel Marais with 66 and Dirk van der Spuy 47.

Three of the declaration games were drawn with the other four resulting in wins for DHS, Glenwood, KES and Pretoria BHS, the latter beating Kearsney. A second ton in the day was scored by St Charles captain Matthew Hulett, but they batted too long and their game against Affies ended in a tame draw.

Other half centuries were scored by Michael Sherratt (68) from St Davids, his second in three matches, and team-mate Kevin Steyn (57). DHS’s Nathan Poole again took wickets with his second four-wicket haul and then made 74 not out to see DHS home.

For Hilton, Louis Taylor scored 72 and Nathan Roberts, an undefeated 72, which helped the team to 302 for six declared. They did not leave enough time to bowl St Stithians out.

Glenwood won after bowling Hudson Park out for a paltry 63.

Kearsney surprisingly lost against Pretoria BHS by two wickets in a high-scoring game. Jarryd Phillips scored his second half century in three matches but it was the bowling of Jordan Leppan and Michael Voysey, both of whom captured four wickets, that gave the Pretoria boys the edge.

KES won their third game with a resounding 137 run win against Westville.

An exciting draw was between Michaelhouse and St Johns, who fell three runs short of beating the Balgowan team. Paul Heaton Nicholls and Cameron Macaskill both scored half centuries for Michaelhouse.

SCORES IN BRIEF:

St Davids 210-7 dec (Sherratt 68, Steyn 57, Poole 4/30, Frost 3/25)

DHS 211-4 (Poole 74*, Frost 38, Robertson 42)

DHS won by 6 wkts

Hudson Park 63 (Koopman 26, Pearce 3/26)

Glenwood 65-1 (Pillay 41*)

Glenwood won by 9 wkts

Hilton 302-6 dec (L Taylor 72, Roberts 70*)

St Stithians 189-6 (Rhoda 63, Cook 40*)

Match drawn

Kearsney 229-9 dec (Phillips 64, Lacon-Allin 44*, Leppan 4/45, Voysey 4/57)

Pretoria BHS 230-8 (Coetzee 40, C Gallagher 41, Gultig 34*)

PBHS won by 2 wkts

St Charles 232-6 dec (Hulett 121*, Robinson 53, Stone 39, Hutchinson 5/38)

Affies 139-6 (Boshoff 59*, Kaber 33)

Match drawn

KES 263-9 dec (de Kock 38, Piveteau 25, Biassoni 80, Jennings 56, McAuley 4/75)

Westville 126 (Kruger 48, Nofal 3/21, Sartor 3/29)

KES won by 137 runs

Michaelhouse 221 (Mudariki 38, Macaskill 53, Hitchcock 43, Heaton Nicholls 57, Hopkins 3/29)

St Johns 218-6 (Maserow 63, Workman 58)

Match drawn

Composite A 209-8 (Walsh 58, Marais 66, Nic Linde 3/28)

Composite B 212-4 (van der Spuy 47, Sharpe 106*)

Composite B won by 6 wkts

The Hilton Under 14 Festival saw 4 draws in the 6 matches on their second day.

Scores in brief:

St Charles 259-9 dec (Darroch 71, Philpott 47, Joslin 3/24)

Parktown 162-7 (Adams 58)

Match drawn

St Stithians 185 (Campher 67, Livingstone 35, Parak 4/48)

Maritzburg College 142 (Wicks 51*, Simpson 5/71)

St Stithians won by 43 runs

Rondebosch 265-5 dec (Steel 42, Humza 48, Petersen 92, Le Roux 32)

St Albans 181-6 (Krick 36, van Heerden 46, Erasmus 46, Steel 3/46)

Match drawn

Grey College 217 (Galhenage 35, Stevens 3/47)

Michaelhouse 109-2

Match drawn

Hilton 196 (Mainguard 53, Rodgers 3/18, Phillips 3/26)

Wynberg 197-4 (Zeeman 114*)

Wynberg won by 6 wkts

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