Five matches to end this year’s cricket

2010-11-20 00:00

THERE are just five school cricket matches on this last Saturday of the school sporting year. Two of the major games will be in the midlands, with much interest in both.

Michaelhouse will host traditional rivals Hilton in their second contest of the year. During the first term the regular Saturday game was rained off, but they did meet in the Sunfoil Nite Series and here Michaelhouse won fairly comfortably.

Neither side has done well this year as seen by their general results.

This and the fact that no player from either school was selected for the under-19 KZN Inland team illustrates their lack of form. Only Hilton’s Tinswalo Mukansi has been selected for the under-17 team

On this term’s results, Michaelhouse have had the better individual performances and with home ground advantage, are probably slight favourites to win again.

Which St Charles team will pitch today? Will they be the successful XI or the team that merely go through the motions?

As it is their last match, probably the former, and Greg Ford will again want to show the Inland selectors what they may be missing in Bloemfontein in a few weeks’ time.

Visitors Kearsney will also be intent on finishing on a better note than their last match where the bowling let them down and they lost very narrowly but unexpectedly against Westville.

This will be a good incentive to finish on a winning note.

Glenwood host Westville, who will likely have renewed confidence after beating Kearsney. It may not be enough, particularly if Glenwood bat first and put a good total on the scoreboard.

Howick, the top second-tier side in the Inland region, travel to play against Thomas More, the top second-tier side in the Coastal region. This should make for an exciting game.

The other game is between two sides who have battled against one another many times, home side Weston and Wartburg.

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