Schools cricket season gets under way today

2009-09-12 00:00

THE official second half of the schools 2009 cricket season is scheduled to begin today, but only a few schools will be involved.

Kearsney and St Charles 1st XIs are both in Johannesburg at the Twenty 20 Festival at St Davids, but the rest of the teams are playing one another.

Maritzburg College is also in Johannesburg, but no other College teams are playing. This leaves three matches locally.

Michaelhouse will be hosting Glenwood and during the first term Michaelhouse were hanging on when rain caused the game to be abandoned. Glenwood had made 200 for seven and with 10 overs still to be bowled when the rain came, Michaelhouse were 123 for eight and not likely to reach their target.

Today’s game will be tightly fought with visitors Glenwood hoping to win their first match of the term and Michaelhouse hoping to improve their performance from the first term.

The game at Hilton against Westville, two of the better performing sides in the first term, promises to be closely fought. A good performance by Hilton will help their confidence ahead of some tough fixtures at Michaelmas Week in two weeks time.

Two of the weaker of the top cricket schools, Clifton and Northwood, were scheduled to play, but Northwood cancelled. This is disappointing for Clifton who have already played a few warm-up matches and would have been keen to measure their ability in this game.

The only second-tier schools playing today are Howick and Kingsway and this will be a good test for Howick who had a successful first term.

Fixtures (home side first): Michaelhouse v Glenwood; Westville v Hilton; Howick v Kingsway; St Charles, Maritzburg College and Kearsney in Johannesburg at the 20/20 Festival

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