Batsman take advantage in Hilton

2010-01-15 00:00

IT was a glorious day for cricket and some batsmen took advantage, particularly Leon le Roux of Paarl Boys High, as he scored an undefeated 175 against the hosts, on the second day of Hilton’s cricket festival.

As this is the second score over 150, good batting wickets are indicated. There were two matches where a draw took place, but the other two were won by Kearsney and Paarl Boys.

Paarl declared on 276 for four after Hilton did some ball chasing in the morning, mainly when Le Roux was hitting the ball to all parts of the relatively small Etheridge ground. His knock included 10 sixes and 16 fours. He didn’t stand back but attacked from the word go.

Hilton started with intent, but as they lost wickets so they lost momentum, and they were all out for 175. Jason Shield batted well for a half century.

Kearsney had St Johns in all sorts of trouble on 83 for nine, but a10th wicket partnership of 69 between Richard Robbie (52*) and Sean Gale (41) took them to 152 all out. Although Kearsney lost Chad Bowes early on, they went on to win by eight wickets. Mark Airey batted patiently for 70 not out and Jason Lacon-Allin made 38.

Michaelhouse batted a little too long against Bishops, but as they were on Falcon, a small field, they were on the cautious side in their declaration on 218 for nine. Here Michael Good was the top scorer with 70 and Jamie Strang captured four wickets for Bishops. Paul Kuiper, son of past SA cricketer Adrian, top-scored with 70 in their total of 142 for eight.

Results in brief:

Paarl BHS 276-4 dec (L le Roux 175*, J Bredenkamp 41)

Hilton 175 (J Shield 56, J Matthews 31)

Paarl won by 101 runs

St Johns 152 (R Robbie 52*, S Gale 41, J Lacon-Allin 4/22, J van der Merwe 3/16)

Kearsney 153-2 (J Lacon-Allin 38, M Airey 70*)

Kearsney won by 8 wkts

Michaelhouse 218-9 dec (M Good 70, J Strang 4/62)

Bishops 142-8 (P Kuiper 70,

Match drawn

St Charles 249-6 dec (D Hobbs 51, M Ford 40, G Stone 83*)

Churchie 93-8 (M Ford 3/26, M Tweddle 3/8)

Match drawn

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