Schools series: St Charles show good form

2013-01-24 00:00

ST Charles beat the Presidents XI by 172 runs in the second match in the Sunfoil Schools series yesterday.

It was a nervous beginning for the Presidents XI players as they were told only last week that they had been selected to play.

The composite side won the toss and elected to field.

They were buoyed by an early St Charles wicket, but then soon chased leather.

Jamie Gouweloos and Mark Ortmann added 89 for the second wicket, before Ortmann was out to the bowling of Ntobeka Phili.

He soon captured his second wicket, but that was his last success as he went for 54 runs in his eight overs.

Gouweloos ended on 57, but it was the undefeated fifth wicket partnership of 115 between Andrew Darroch (69) and Ben Philpott (50) that took the game away from the Presidents.

At the end of the 40 overs, St Charles had reached a creditable 235/5.

The St Charles bowlers were on fire and had the Presidents under the cosh from the first over. Wickets tumbled to Darroch and Kylan Naidoo to have them 23/4. Matt Dukes in his first over took two wickets and then another two to have the Presidents XI all out for 62 after 18 overs.

SCORE IN BRIEF

St Charles 235-5 (Gouweloos 57, Darroch 69*, Philpott 50*)

Composite XI 63 (Dukes 4/24)

St Charles won by 172 runs

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