The heat is on at Michaelmas

2013-09-24 00:00

IN contrast to the first two days, the third day was warm for the most part and again there were some good performances, mainly in the batting.

Perhaps the biggest news was Northwood beating Grey College, the second loss by them, and Michaelhouse having a relatively comfortable win against the acclaimed St Stithians.

Michaelhouse and Westville hold the KZN flag high as they have won all three games, together with Affies, and KES. One of Westville and Affies will lose their fourth game as they play one another.

The most consistent batsmen have been Rawdon Capell from Northwood with three half centuries, Tafara Mupawira from DHS with two half centuries and a score in the 30s, followed by Kevin Short from PBHS, with one fifty and two scores in the 40s.

There were no centuries on the third day, but two batsmen came close. Nic Hern just missed out, with 99 for a losing cause in St Stithians’ loss against Michaelhouse, and Jake Alfred, who was 93 not out in St John’s win against DHS. The heat probably prevented any great bowling performances, with just Sahil Rugbar (Westville) and Devon Landman (St Alban’s), each capturing four wickets.

SCORES IN BRIEF

Varsity 2: Kearsney 108 (R Koekemoer 39, D Melton 3/13); Pretoria BHS 112-3 (K Short 47*); PBHS won by 7 wkts

Barns: Michaelhouse 259 (J Marshall 85, L Stevens 40, B Forrester-Smith 35, B Glover 3/46); St Stithians 181 (N Hern 99, J Landsberg 33, D Beckley 3/27, B Forrester-Smith 3/30); Michaelhouse won by 78 runs

Goldstones: Affies 212 (U Boezaart 89, J Brink 32, D Small 3/34); M College 136 (Walsh 29, Wormington 49, D Bruwer 3/23); Affies won by 76 runs

Varsity Oval: DHS 211-6 (T Mupawira 59, S Makhanya 51, W Canham 38); St John’s 212-5 (J Alfred 93*, M Strydom 70); St John’s won by 5 wkts

PMB Oval: Westville 246-4 (N Pentz 88, A Whitelaw 67, L Schlemmer 52*); St David’s 154 (D Weisz 41, L Schlemmer 3/27, S Rugbar 4/35); Westville won by 92 runs

St Charles Oval: Hudson Park 177 (A Ntondini 62, A Mafazwe 27); St Charles 150 (T Niemand 3/25); Hudson Park won by 27 runs

Collegians: Northwood 181 (R Capell 53, D van der Merwe 38*, H Olivier 3/40); Grey College 131 (C Steyn 42, H Olivier 32, N Jaffar 3/19, K Rawling 3/28)); Northwood won by 50 runs

Richmond: Glenwood 199-8 (D Landman 4/36); St Albans 187 (J Jenkins 44, E Kriek 44, Hulme 28); Glenwood won by 12 runs

Eston: Hilton 174 (Lauryssen 45*, Dedekind 31); KES 176-4 (K Melville 35*, T de Zorzi 55); KES won by 6 wkts

Fixtures today (some playing T20, some 35 overs, some 40 overs and one 50 overs).

Barns: DHS-KES; Collegians: Glenwood-St John’s; PMB Oval: Hilton-St Alban’s; Richmond: Kearsney-Hudson Park; Goldstones: M College-Pretoria BHS; Varsity 2: Michaelhouse-Grey; Eston: Northwood-St Stithians; St Charles Oval: St Charles-St David’s; Varsity Oval: Westville-Affies.

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