Glenwood beat Northwood by six wickets

2013-10-15 00:00

GLENWOOD High School’s first cricket team did enough to beat Northwood by six wickets in a fascinating encounter at Glenwood on Saturday.

Sending Northwood in to bat, Glenwood struck with the first ball of the match, Nipho Madwe giving the green caps the perfect start.

With Andile Phehlukwayo, who played for the SA U19 side in India, operating from the other end, Glenwood created havoc among Northwood’s top order, having the visitors reeling at 15-4.

However, a middle order recovery and some sensible batting from Northwood saw the damage repaired somewhat as the lads from Durban North reached 100 all out.

It was not a great total, but it gave something for the Northwood bowlers to defend and at one stage, it looked as though they could have pulled off the most unlikely of victories. As Northwood had struggled in their innings, so too did Glenwood.

Careless batting at the top of the order saw them sitting at 12-4 and the game was definitely on.

Opener Mekhalin Naidoo settled down and grafted his way to an undefeated 27, while Phehlukwayo proved his worth as an all-rounder, smashing 50 not out to see the side home with six wickets to spare.

In other matches, Glenwood’s U14A, U15A and U16A sides all notched wins, with the day belonging to Jordan Grobbelaar in the U15A side, who wielded the willow to the tune of 168 not out.

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