Weather didn’t deter all schools from playing

2009-10-13 00:00

THE weather led to the early cancellation of the majority of school matches that were due to be played on Saturday. The early morning drizzle and the forecast that predicted an 80% chance of rain saw schools who had to travel cancelling.

As it turned out cricket probably could have been played in most areas­. The match between Glenwood­ and Northwood did take place, as did the game in Mooi River between Treverton and Weston.

Northwood vs Glenwood

An exciting game was won by visitors­ Glenwood in a match that was curtailed due to a late start. Batting­ first, Glenwood never really got on top of some steady Northwood bowling to be 184 all out.

The bulk of the runs were scored by Youlon­ Moonsamy (53) and Sumanth Sunkari (37).

Northwood started slowly and then pushed up the scoring rate. However, from being in a winning position, the loss of their two set batsmen at crucial times led to time running out with Northwood only eight runs short of the target. Khalipha­ Cele (42) and Daniel Sincuba­ (33) looked to be taking their side to victory.

Although Northwood lost the game, it was further evidence of an improvement in their cricket after the good win against Hilton at the end of the last term.

Weston vs Treverton

Weston won the toss and sent in visitors Treverton to bat in the derby game. It appeared a good choice as Treverton were 53 for two after 15 overs. However, with two young bowlers and Treverton captain Stewart Chaperon in good form and punishing anything loose, the score mounted quickly.

Reece Cairns (52) was also in a batting mood and together they steered Treverton to a respectable 228 for eight in the 50 overs. Chaperon ended on 79. Best of the bowlers was W. Rembold, who captured three wickets.

Weston started off slowly, scoring only 24 runs in the first 10 overs. Sheldon Carter, Weston captain, played a superb innings holding his side together and enabling them to reach the target with five overs to spare. Rembold chipped in with 32 but it was Carter with an undefeated 87 that enabled Weston to win by five wickets.

 

SCORES IN BRIEF

Glenwood 184 (Moonsamy 53, Sunkari 37).

Northwood 176-5 (Cele 42, Sincuba 33).

Glenwood won by eight runs.

Treverton 228-8 (Chaparon 79, Cairns 52, Rembold 3/59).

Weston 229-5 (Carter 87*, Rembold 32).

Weston won by five wickets.

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