St Charles scrape to win against a strong-fighting Northwood side

2013-10-29 00:00

THE three major games this weekend did not all go as expected.

St Charles scraped to a win against Northwood, Maritzburg College could not reverse the results from the first term against Glenwood and Kearsney had a surprisingly easy win against Durban High School.

Northwood vs St Charles

Northwood obviously play better at home than when away. However, they surprised visitors St Charles, putting up a fight, but eventually lost by just one wicket in a game that ebbed and flowed throughout. A strong wind had an effect on the game, making it particularly difficult for the bowlers, where a large number of extras were conceded by both teams.

St Charles won the toss and asked the home side to bat first. Northwood started well, adding 48 for the first wicket inside 13 overs. However, a dramatic batting collapse left them 95 for six and they looked as if again they would not get much over 100 as has happened in their last two matches.

A recovery came in the form of Duran Krummeck, Gregory Wright and Kuzi Kazembe before they were all out in the 42nd over for 163. Ferdie Luttig and Eric de Rauville accounted for six of the wickets between them and captain Andrew Durroch took two.

St Charles started well, reaching 69 for two with Ben Philpott in command. There was some good bowling from Northwood by Keegan Rawling, who took three wickets, with two each for Dale van der Merwe and Kyle Pillay. This saw the visitors get to 140 for six then collapse to 162 for nine, and needing two runs to win with five overs to spare. St Charles saw through the last two runs for a nail-biting finish.

Northwood 163 (Du Plessis 31, Luttig 3/34, De Rauville 3/34).

St Charles 164-9 (Philpott 35, Ortmann 26, Rawling 3/26).

St Charles won by one wicket.

Glenwood vs Maritzburg College

The 205 runs scored by College, after being asked to bat, was probably 30 to 40 runs short of what they would have wanted. Piero Zanone again was the top scorer for his side with 58. He and Bryce Tullis (33) added 94 runs for the third wicket, but there were no other major partnerships as wickets fell at regular intervals. Bradley Hope was unbeaten on 38 after the allocated 50 overs.

Glenwood would have been disappointed with the 41 extras conceded, but Nhlakanipho Madwe with three wickets was the most successful of the bowlers.

After the loss of an early wicket, Smanga Nhlebela (53) and Gareth Wissing (30) added 65 for the second wicket, putting Glenwood well ahead of the required rate. College managed to slow down the rate, but too many wides let the pressure slip. When the sixth wicket fell, Glenwood still required about 3,5 runs per over and College were back in the game. However, Callan Pearce scored 26 in 19 balls to get Glenwood home in the 48th over. Jean de Wet was the best of the College bowlers, taking three wickets for 37 in just over nine overs.

M College 205-8 (Tullis 33, Zanone 58, Hope 38*, Madwe 3/47).

Glenwood 206-6 (Nhlebela 53, Wissing 30, Phehlukwayo 27, Pearse 26*, de Wet 3/40).

Glenwood won by four wickets.

Kearsney vs DHS

After electing to take first knock, DHS were soon in trouble, losing two quick wickets. They never really recovered and lost wickets regularly. Wade Canham top-scored with 31, with the next best score of 28 being extras, but they were all out for 134 at the end of the 50th over. Two run-outs and two wickets apiece by Ryan Wallace, Tristan Tedder and Keagan Rencken led to the dismissal of the visitors.

Kearsney reached the target in 25 overs as they attacked from the first ball. An impending storm also hastened the run chase as Keegan Foss and Ryan Wallace scored most of the runs. Sibonele Makhanya captured two of the three wickets to fall.

DHS 134 (Canham 31).

Kearsney 135-3 (Foss 61, Wallace 40).

Kearsney won by seven wickets.

Voortrekker vs Kloof

Kloof opted to bat first and two relatively early wickets by Voortrekker were soon cancelled out, as Dillon Agnew and Kameer Naicker added 123 for the fourth wicket to eventually take Kloof to a commanding 252 all out in the 48th over.

Voortrekker batsmen were not patient enough and their wickets fell at regular intervals. They lasted only 30.5 overs to be all out for 144. Strydom ended a good all-round performance, making the top score of 33 to go with his three wickets. Clinton Pienaar made 27. The best of the Kloof bowlers was Sheldon Naransamy with four wickets.

Kloof 252 (Agnew 79, Naicker 62, Zaayman 3/64, Strydom 3/26).

Voortrekker 144 (Strydom 33, Pienaar 27, Naransamy 4/28).

Kloof won by 108 runs.

Other results

Crawford LL 81 (Rossler 4/20); Clifton 83-1 (Mulla 32, Scott 36*); Clifton won by nine wickets.

Hillcrest 138; Treverton 139-6; Treverton won by four wickets.

Weston 207-9 (Bauer 62, Duncan-Anderson 42, Storey 34); Carter 97 (Duncan-Anderson 3/19); Weston won by 110 runs.

George Campbell 149 (Crouch 42); Thomas More 89 (Land 4/21); Campbell won by 60 runs.

Howick 195 (Foster 46, M Adams 53, Stead 35, Masojada 5/6); Clifton II 110 (Baker 31, G. Adams 3/27); Howick won by 85 runs.

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