Full house for Affies, KES and St Alban’s during Oppenheimer Week

2014-10-08 00:00

THREE Gauteng schools enjoyed most successful Oppenheimer Weeks, with four wins from four starts for Pretoria sides Affies and St Alban’s, while KES were also deserving of a full house, over the four days of glorious schoolboy cricket that took place in and around the KwaZulu-Natal capital, ending yesterday.

There was a rare disappointment of sorts for the hugely promising KES captain Grant Roelofsen, whose ambition of one Oppenheimer Week ton in his illustrious school career was again thwarted, the tall SA U19 batman falling for 96 in his team’s exciting three-wicket win over Michaelhouse at the Maritzburg Oval yesterday, this after the wicketkeeper/batsman had made 94 not out the day before.

St Alban’s won a thriller T20 clash against Northwood by one run off the last ball of the match, while Affies, who were somewhat fortunate to beat Maritzburg College on day one, overwhelmed Kearsney by eight wickets in a lopsided T20 encounter on Barns ground at College.

PBHS were in a tied thriller against the KZN Development XI, while at Richmond, more disciplined bowling, better out-fielding and more intelligent cricket all round ensured that St Andrew’s from Grahamstown were deserved 31-run victors over festival hosts Maritzburg College in a 50-over match in the cosy environs of Richmond Country Club.

Glenwood were too good for Hudson Park at Eston Beaumont Farmers’ Club, while St John’s, Jeppe and St David’s also tasted success.

A total of 36 matches went without a hitch and much of the credit must go to Maritzburg College deputy principal Keith Guise-Brown, colleague Biddy Parker and pitch curator Dave Veitch.


T20: Kearsney 141/8 (Tristan Tedder 62, James Tedder 33, Ruben Trimpelmann 3/15). Affies 142/2 in 14.5 overs (Jaques de Graaf 71). Affies won by eight wickets.

T20: St Alban’s 167/8 (Hayden Symonds 44, Keegan Rawling 4/44) Northwood 166/8 (Junaid Syed 47). St Alban’s won by one run.

T20: KZN Development XI 141/8 (Bradley Wheal 42, Robin Smith 43) PBHS 141/6 (Matthew Nicholls 53, Chris Britz 35, Thula Ngcobo 3/22). Match tied.

40-over: Glenwood 192 in 39.3 overs (Cameron Flowers 41, Sekela Ngadlela 4/40). Hudson Park 96 in 29.2 overs (Bathandwa Isaac 34, Okhule Cele 3/34). Glenwood won by 96 runs.

40-over: Michaelhouse 227/7 (Ryan Anderson 37, Brandon Tattam 48, David Geard 43*, Matthew Thornhill 4/34). KES 228/7 off 38.4 overs (Grant Roelofsen 96, Matthew Thornhill 30, Cameron Oldfield 4/31). KES won by 3 wickets.

40-over: DHS 205 off 38.4 overs (Matthew Noot 36, Tinashe Nenhunzi 36, Clavin Smith 3/23). St John’s 206/5 in 37.1 overs (Lorenzo Masselli 94, Morgan Fairbairn 44*). St John’s won by five wickets.

T20: St Charles College 118/6 off 20 overs (Linaldo Phillips 3/22). Jeppe 119/2 in 18.2 overs (Ryan Doubell 58*, Linaldo Phillips 53). Jeppe won by 8 wickets.

T20: St David’s 137 in 20 overs. Westlake 116 all out. St David’s won by 21 runs.

50-over: St Andrew’s 223/7 (Brendon Owen 47). Maritzburg College 192 in 46 overs (Lyell Getkate 59, Benjamin Dobey 5-20). St Andrew’s won by 31 runs.

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