St Charles hoping for a return to form against Glenwood today

2009-09-19 00:00

ON the second Saturday of the schools cricket season, all the major sides in the province are playing, but many schools have not taken advantage of the earlier start to the cricket season. The top eight schools in KZN will be playing in the 50th Michaelmas Week hosted by Maritzburg College, which begins next Thursday.

One of the feature games today will be at Glenwood, where they are hosting St Charles. The latter were at St Davids last weekend, playing in the Twenty 20 festival, whereas Glenwood had a good win against Michaelhouse. St Charles will endeavour to turn their fortunes around after losing three of the four matches at St Davids.

The Maritzburg side will have the confidence as they beat Glenwood during the first term, however, Glenwood will also be buoyed by their win last weekend, which should result in a competitive match today.

Westville will host Kearsney in another close fought game as the latter were arguably the form team in the first term. Westville will be keen to maintain their form after their win against Hilton last week.

Michaelhouse, after their loss last Saturday, will attempt to win at home against visitors DHS, who will be having their first outing. Northwood, who cancelled their match last week, host Hilton and the latter will undoubtedly raise their level of play to make it difficult for the home side.

Maritzburg College have a home game against Clifton. The latter is wanting to be considered as one of the top sides in the province, but they will have a difficult game against a young College team who did well in the first term and last weekend at St Davids.

A derby game takes place in Mooi River, where Weston will host Howick. Weston was hard hit by the wet weather in the first term and hardly finished a game, whereas Howick lost just one match. The visitors, after losing against Kingsway last weekend, will be determined to improve their batting against a potentially strong Weston side.

Fixtures (home side first): Glenwood vs St Charles; Westville vs Kearsney; Michaelhouse vs DHS; Northwood vs Hilton; Maritzburg College vs Clifton; Weston vs Howick; Kingsway vs Felixton

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