Summer storms shower matches

2010-02-16 00:00

SATURDAY was the first typical summer’s day, with hot day temperatures and late afternoon storms. This affected results, with a number of matches being rained off. Both matches that were declaration games were affected by the weather.

 

Hilton vs St Charles

St Charles opted to bat first on the Hart Davis Oval at Hilton and they batted steadily, but lost regular wickets.

Dean Robinson (36) and Ryan Sclanders­ (41) made most of the early runs. The rate did increase particularly when Matthew Ford and Gareth Dukes added 88 for the sixth wicket.

St Charles was probably overcautious and only declared in the 72nd over when Dukes was out for 68. Ford had scored an undefeated 51 in 50 balls.

Hilton threw caution to the wind thinking that they had to score rapidly. They lost three wickets for just 13 runs.

Jason Shield and Tom Abendanon took the score to 39 when bad light stopped play. It was unlikely that Hilton would have received more than 48 overs if conditions had been ideal.

 

DURBAN HIGH SCHOOL vs Michaelhouse

DHS won the toss and batted on a steamy morning against visitors Michaelhouse. A half century by Jarryd­ Michaux gave some stability to the innings, after the loss of early wickets.

Chris Trenowith with an undefeated 75 and 30 by Amir Jeena enabled them to declare on 225 for seven wickets after­ 65 overs.

Michaelhouse was never in command as wickets fell at regular intervals without the necessary partnerships developing.

From 30 for four and 100 for six they appeared unlikely to reach the required target. Bad light probably saved them, although the score had advanced to 131 for six when play was halted after­ 43 overs.

 

Glenwood vs Northwood

The match between one of the top three sides in KwaZulu-Natal and one of the bottom two sides in the top tier was very one-sided.

Glenwood was strangely sent in to bat and they made the Northwood fielders suffer in the humid conditions.

Glenwood made 226 for nine in their 50 overs, to which Northwood could only reply with 80.

Prenalen Subrayen with 59 and Travis Gouws with 34, were the mainstay of the Glenwood batting and Wesley­ Atkins was the most successful bowler with three wickets.

 

Kearsney vs Westville

Kearsney lost some early wickets after­ being sent in to bat with Chad Bowes looking on from the other end.

From 70 for five, but with Bowes scoring a chanceless century and a quick 46 by Brynne Campbell, Kearsney reached 214 in the 47th of the required 50 overs.

Westville were in early trouble on 13 for three. Kearsney then a dropped a catch off the first ball to Sashlin Reddy to let him off the hook and he reached an undefeated 78. The weather closed in and with 11 overs remaining the players left the field with Westville on 135 for eight. Legspinner Mark Airey had captured three wickets. Craig Kirsten missed a hat trick when Reddy was dropped.

 

Weston vs Wartburg

Home side Weston asked their visitors­ to bat and D. Govender made sure that Wartburg did not get off to a good start. Wickets fell and other than Robert Wichmann, who made 31 in 45 balls, there was not much to enthuse about in their batting. Govender ended with four wickets for 11 in his 10 overs.

Govender (39) was the anchor of the Weston innings, but wickets fell at the other end. Jesse Wilson started the rot and then Stefan Wortmann bowled superbly­ taking five wickets for 18 in seven overs to finish Weston off, 22 runs short of the target.

 

Howick vs Clifton U16A

Howick were expecting to play against Clifton first, but the latter played George Campbell and Howick played the U16 A. Ryan Stanbury made these younger players suffer as he scored a magnificent 172 in only 117 balls. He and Cody Mortimer (59) added 164 for the fourth wicket after Howick had been seven for three. They were bowled out with 11 balls remaining for a massive 297.

The young Clifton side faced a mountain and although they were not bowled out they were 170 runs short at the close of play. With a storm threatening, the Howick spinners hurried through their overs and completed the 50 just before the heavens opened.

As it happened Clifton first XI struggled on a difficult pitch to beat Campbell by two wickets in a low-scoring game.

 

Carter vs Voortrekker

Carter might have thought that they had not made enough runs when Voortekker bowled them out for just 107, but Carter were determined to maintain their unbeaten season and they had Voortrekker all out in the 30th over for 76.

Tom Nicholson was the top-run scorer of the match making 30 in the Carter total. Nikus Lourens captured three wickets for Voortrekker and Darren van Straaten three for Carter.

 

Scores in brief

St Charles 263-6 dec (Robinson 36, Sclanders 41, Dukes 68, M Ford 51*). Hilton 39-3. Match drawn — bad light stopped play.

DHS 225-7 dec (Michaux 53, Trenowerth 75*, Jenna 30);

Michaelhouse 131-6 (Davson 41). Match drawn — bad light stopped play.

Glenwood 226 (Subrayen 59, T Venter 34); Northwood 80 (Atkins 3/18). Glenwood won by 146 runs; Kearsney 214 (Bowes 102, Campbell 46, Henshaw ¾; Westville 135-8 (Reddy 74*, Airey 3/24). No result — rain stopped play.

Wartburg 142 (Wichmann 31, Govender 4/11). Weston 120 (Govender 39, Wilson 4/36, Fortmann 5/18). Wartburg won by 22 runs.

Howick 298 (Stanbury 175, Mortimer 59, Weir 3/29, Fenten 3/48); Clifton U16A 128-7 (Thatcher 43). Howick won by 170 runs.

Carter 107 (Nicholson 30, Lourens 3/26); Voortrekker 76 (van Straaten 3/20). Carter won by 31 runs.

George Campbell 84 (Davies 6/18); Clifton 85-8 (Robertse 4/19). Clifton won by two wickets.

Thomas More 180 (Lanz 36, Fox 31, Fortmann 3/27);

Hillcrest 127 (Lott 58, Blewitt 4/21, Hazell 3/36). Thomas More won by 53 runs.

St Henry’s 127 (Mchunu 33*); Grantleigh 128-9.

Grantleigh won by one wicket.

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