College beat Michaelhouse

2012-01-27 00:00

IN the fourth match in the first week of the Sunfoil Schools’ Night League Maritzburg College opted to bat first against Michaelhouse.

Although they lost the first two wickets for 20, they kept up a healthy run rate.

At the end of the first mandatory power-play of 10 overs, College reached 55 for two.

Jason Alexander and Gareth Orr went on to add 66 for the third wicket.

Orr became the top scorer in the competition when he made 69 off 86 balls. College ended on a very competitive 184 for eight. Luke Stevens took two for 20 in his eight overs.

Michaelhouse started solidly losing their first wicket in the 13th over when Kyle Pyne-James was caught for 11.

He and Dean Stephen had added 58 for the first wicket.

Michaelhouse had just lost their second wicket in the 19th over, Sohail Mahmoud’s first of two wickets, with the score on 83. Stephen was stumped by Tyron Maher for 46.

It was a match-changing fantastic diving catch by Alexander that removed Robbie Anderson. The middle order then became bogged down and although Greg Oldfield scored 41, the runs required started to climb.

With a few overs remaining Michaelhouse still required 41 runs and although they scored 20 in the last three they lost four wickets, three bowled by Daryn Dupavillon. He finished with four for 43 in eight overs.

Mahmoud was the next most successful with two wickets for 18 off six overs.

Michaelhouse eventually lost by 11 runs.



Maritzburg College 184-8 (Alexander 29, Orr 69)

Michaelhouse 173-9 (Stephen 46, Anderson 28, Oldfield 41, Dupavillon 4/43)

College won by 11 runs

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