College pair shine with bat

2011-01-25 00:00

THERE were two surprise results on the first Saturday of schools cricket in the comprehensive Westville victory against Glenwood and Weston trouncing their neighbours Treverton.

The other major results were much as expected, although Michaelhouse made it difficult for Kearsney. Individual highlights were the unbeaten centuries by two Maritzburg College batsmen in their win against Hilton.


Kearsney vs. Michaelhouse

Some tight bowling by Kearsney’s Craig Kirsten and Jacques van der Merwe up front saw a slow start by Michaelhouse. Greg Oldfield and Cameron Macaskill added 86 for the fourth wicket before Andrew Stephens and David Brill scored at better than run a ball to eventually get Michaelhouse to 229 for 8 in the allotted 50 overs. Kirsten and Declan Ahern were the major wicket-takers with three apiece. The home team had a great start to their innings as Mark Airey (90) and Ryan Wallace (62) added 156 for the first wicket. They then lost five wickets for just 22 runs and the required target was not going to be as easy to reach. James Lambert and Ryan Hawke stabilised the collapse and batted aggressively to add 65.

With six overs remaining Kearsney still required 33 runs which they reached with six balls in hand and three wickets standing. Oldfield was the pick of the Michaelhouse bowlers.


Michaelhouse 229-8 (Oldfield 69, Stephens 51, Kirsten 3/37, Ahern 3/56)

Kearsney 232-7 (Wallace 62, Airey 90, Lambert 32, Oldfield 3/25)

Kearsney won by 3 wkts


Maritzburg College vs. Hilton

College after winning the toss were largely untroubled by the Hilton bowlers. After losing a wicket in the second over, Kewan Harries and Gareth Orr added 256 for the second wicket, with both batsmen reaching three figures. Harries made a chanceless knock, reaching his ton in the 44th over, Orr reaching it in the final over after giving five chances. Hilton will regret the lapses in the field which enabled College to reach a very useful 259 for 1.

Hilton lost their first wicket on 31 but then lost another two for just three runs and were immediately on the back foot. Jason Shield and Tom Curran made the major contributions with the bat but a resolute last-wicket stand of an undefeated 45 between Curran and Brian Pfaff ensured that they were not bowled out, nevertheless falling 59 runs short.

Tim Guise-Brown was the only College bowler to capture three wickets.


Maritzburg College 259-1 (Harries 126*, Orr 104*)

Hilton 200-9 (Shield 33, Curran 69*, Guise-Brown 3/45)

M College won by 59 runs

Westville vs. Glenwood

Glenwood elected to bat but did not count on the Westville spinning duo of Kyle Simmonds and Luke Schlemmer. They wreaked havoc amongst the Glenwood middle order, causing the visitors to collapse to 105 all out.

Were Glenwood too complacent after their win in the night series and then making 262 against Krugersdorp HS on Friday? A game they won easily when Krugersdorp were bowled out for 72.

Westville batted sensibly to reach the target with eight wickets in hand and two batsmen established at the crease. Michael Harvey was on 48 and Sashlin Reddy on 41 in their surprisingly easy win.


Glenwood 105 (Simmonds 3/19)

Westville 106-2 (Harvey 48*, Reddy 41*)

Westville won by 8 wkts


Clifton vs. St Charles

The home side elected to bat on a wicket that looked as if it would crumble later on. They struggled to a competitive 160 all out in the 50th over. Senuran Muthusamy contributed 31 and a tail wag by Joshua Masojada, in the power play, made a valuable half-century.

Keagan Davids bowled his 10 overs unchanged, giving away a miserly 18 runs and taking one wicket. Matt Ford and Keith Stranger each took a brace of wickets.

St Charles reached the target in the 39th over when Ford cleared the boundary to win by four wickets and take his score to 42. Robin Mitchell had earlier made 33.


Clifton 160 (Muthusamy 31, Masojada 51)

St Charles 163-6 (Mitchell 33, Ford 42*)

St Charles won by 4 wkts


Treverton vs. Weston

Treverton had done well at the Alex week, but Weston compiled a useful 209 helped in the main by a second wicket partnership of 146 between Scott Wichmann (51) and Werner Rembold (81). Best of the Treverton bowlers was Guy Simmons with two wickets for seven runs.

Kendall Nowlan top-scored with 32 in Treverton’s total of 146 scored in 42 overs. Rembold with three wickets and Deevern Govender with four ensured that Weston would cause an upset.


Weston 209 (Rembold 81, Wichmann 51)

Treverton 146 (Nowlan 32, Rembold 3/29, Govender 4/23)

Weston won by 63 runs


Other available scores in brief:

DHS 241-8 (Booley 39, Coetze 43*)

Krugersdorp 96 (Coetze 3/22)

DHS won by 145 runs

Alexandra 89 (Eggers 3/19, van Rooyen 4/16)

Wartburg 90-9 (Knipe 5/30)

Wartburg won by 1 wkt

Howick 228 (Page 61, Bowles 44)

St Charles II 102 (Hayworth 4/15)

Howick won by 106 runs


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