Glenwood pulls one over College in cricket run fest

2011-10-25 00:00

THERE was plenty of excitement in the top three schools cricket matches on Saturday with Glenwood causing a major surprise by defeating Maritzburg College, and Carter’s Ramon Pienaar­ reached the magical three figures for the first time in a win against Voortrekker.


Glenwood vs Maritzburg College

This was the match between the two top schools in the province. College­ had won the first-term game in a relatively low-scoring affair.

The home side turned it around after College had made a respectable 228-6 in the allotted 50 overs. Wickets fell fairly regularly as players­ got out as they appeared settled.

Gareth Orr and Calvin Savage were patient in their innings of 40 and 37 respectively, adding 75 runs for the third wicket.

Tim Guise-Brown hurried the total along making 39 in 38 balls. The best of the Glenwood bowlers was Sibonela­ Mthimkulu who captured two wickets for 36 runs in his 10 overs.

Glenwood got off to a good start when Javier Frost (42) and Mishkal Ramsaroop (74) added 116 for the first wicket. With 15 overs remaining Glenwood still required 94 runs to win. College bowling became less disciplined­ and Grove Venter used the long handle in scoring 59 in 57 balls to win the game for Glenwood in the 48th over. His undefeated knock included three sixes and five fours. The best of the College bowlers was Andy Charters whose figures were the best of the day with three wickets for 28 runs in his 10 overs.

Glenwood had bowled better and their batting was more controlled thus deserving their win on the day.

Maritzburg College 228-6 (Orr 40, Savage 37, Guise-Brown 39)

Glenwood 229-6 (Frost 42, Ramsaroop 74, Venter 59*, Charters 3/28)

Glenwood won by four wickets.


Clifton vs Westville

The home side have made it difficult for Westville over the past few years with a win and a tie. This game was not much different as Westville won by a mere four runs.

Westville opted to bat first and after adding 40 runs for the first wicket lost five wickets adding a further 35 runs. Kyle Simmonds (34) and Michael Harvey steadied the ship adding 50 runs for the sixth wicket. Kyle Sterling wagged the Westville tail making a quick-fire 41 and taking them to 207-9. Cameron Weir was the most successful of the bowlers taking three wickets.

Clifton were never really in the hunt as they lost wickets regularly, but 18 runs scored in the penultimate over of the game took them close. A good last over by Nicholas Pentz prevented a repeat of the first-term loss as Clifton reached 203-7 at the close.

Ben Compton top-scored for his side with 58.

Westville 207-9 (Simmonds 34, Sterling 41, Weir 3/48)

Clifton 203-7 (Compton 58)

Westville won by four runs.


Northwood vs DHS

This was a game of contrasting fortunes with home side Northwood being on a parlous 60-5. A good seventh wicket partnership between David Baine and Mitch Nethercott enabled them to reach 210.

DHS had a reasonable start and they reached 150-3. John Grewar top-scored with 63 at the top of the order. The loss of three quick wickets with the addition of just 10 runs put them under pressure. The tail could not hold on and they ended 19 runs short.

Mikko van Breeman was the chief destroyer taking four wickets and Jason­ Forge took three wickets.

Northwood 210 (Baine 51, Nethercott 58)

DHS 191 (Grewar 63, van Breeman 4/25, Forge 3/28)

Northwood won by 19 runs.



Carter 216-6 (Pienaar 101)

Voortrekker 166 (G Theunissen 3/36, Anthony 3/43)

Carter won by 50 runs

George Campbell 123 (Raath 3/25, Mkhize 3/31)

Hillcrest 125-4 (Mkhize 34, Watson 45)

Hillcrest won by six wickets.

MCS 53 (Finlayson 4/19, Van Rooyen 3/3, Wilson 3/3)

Wartburg 56-4

Wartburg won by six wickets.

New Forest 124 (Morris 32, MacDonald 4/33, Paul 3/21)

St Henry’s 125-2 (Paul 70)

St Henry’s won by eight wickets.

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