College, Howick win, while storms cause some matches to be cancelled

2011-03-01 00:00

AS the independent schools were on half-term and storms overnight on Friday caused some matches to be cancelled, there are just three matches from which reports were received.


Maritzburg College vs Westville

Visitors Westville opted to take first knock and they got off to a reasonable start putting on 46 for the first wicket against the College opening pair.

Calvin Savage made the breakthrough in his first over removing the bail to get rid of Dudu Zondo for 30 scored off 41 balls. Thereafter it was a procession as wickets fell at regular intervals.

Some tight bowling by Savage and Andy Charters in particular, backed by good fielding where seven overs between them resulted in just 10 runs, caused pressure to build resulting in wickets falling.

Savage ended with three and left- arm spinner Sean Sinclair ended with four wickets. Only Kyle Simmonds showed some resolve in making 31. Westville were all out for 152 in the 44th over of the allotted 45 overs.

A patient 36 by Sinclair and a more aggressive 79 in 98 balls by Savage were largely instrumental in getting College to the target.

This they did with almost 10 overs to spare as the Westville spin trio did not trouble them too much. Wenzel Gordon, one of the trio, was the most successful taking two wickets for 29 runs.

Westville 152 (Zondo 30, Simmonds 31, Savage 3/25, Sinclair 4/22; M. College 155-3 (Sinclair 36, Savage 79)

College won by seven wickets.


Glenwood vs Durban High School

Glenwood was delighted to be asked to bat on a pitch that was devoid of much grass and would probably get lower and slower over the day. They made merry with the bat and then bowled their rivals from across the Berea out for a low total.

Glenwood started well and lost their second wicket with the penultimate ball before the break.

With DHS bowlers sending down a number of short-pitched deliveries, the Glenwood batsmen took advantage of this and Grove Venter and Prenalen­ Subrayen enabled them to reach 227 for five wickets. A score of over 180 is usually a winning score.

At the halfway stage DHS had also lost two wickets and they were slightly ahead of Glenwood’s score of 76.

After tea, however, with the introduction of the slower bowlers, Subrayen and Lance Padayachee, DHS batsmen became frustrated in being tied up.

As the pressure built, wickets began falling until they were all back in the pavilion for just 120, giving Glenwood a surprisingly easy win. Padayachee bowled well, taking six wickets with his wrist spin.

Glenwood 227-5 (Venter 48, Subrayen 67); DHS 120 (Padayachee­ 6/15). Glenwood won by 107 runs.

Voortrekker vs Howick

On an underprepared wicket at Voortrekker, Howick after winning the toss, found batting difficult and they   were   bowled   out    for    just 102.

Medium­-pacer Pieter van Jaarsveld returned his best figures for the Vories­ team, taking seven wickets for 23 in eight overs.

A number of his wickets fell to poor shots rather than good balls, but nevertheless a haul of seven wickets is a feather in his cap.

Only two Howick batsmen reached double figures. Gareth Gardner mixed aggression with some caution, top-scoring with 32.

This was invaluable in enabling them to reach 102.

With the unpredictable bounce in Howick’s favour when they bowled, their hosts fell for a paltry 54.

Cody Mortimer took six wickets for 10 in six overs and Grant Bowles the other four for 21 in 10 overs.

Howick 102 (Gardner 32, van Jaarsveld 7/23); Voortrekker 54 (Bowles 4/21, Mortimer 6/10). Howick won by 48 runs.



Crawford LL 144 (Hook 48, von Baelebon 5/9); Thomas More 146-6 (Clark 44, von Baelobon 31*, Moodley 3/26). Thomas More won by four wickets.

Northwood 225-7 (Moreki 48, Williams 43, Baine 65*); George Campbell 117 (Cele 4/22, Ford 4/29). Northwood won by 108 runs.

St Henry’s 125 (MacDonald 33, Mandass 3/20, Sibiya 4/23); Pinetown 126-5 (Adrene 48, Pillay 50, Attwell 3/29.) Pinetown won by five wickets.

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