Glenwood win comfortably against Michaelhouse

2010-01-26 00:00

THE second week of the Sunfoil Schools’ Night League continues with three games this week, starting this afternoon.

Last week only one match was played, where Glenwood won comfortably against Michaelhouse. The other scheduled game between Maritzburg College and Westville was rained out without a ball being bowled.

The match this afternoon starting at 4 pm is between Hilton and Kearsney. Kearsney did not play on Saturday but in their previous four games they won three and drew one.

The most significant win was against Paarl Boys in a 50-over game.

Hilton will have gained some confidence after winning their first match against Northwood on Saturday. At the Hilton Festival they lost to Paarl Boys in a declaration game and drew with Bishops.

Kearsney have a strong top batting line-up and if the Hilton bowlers stray in line and length, Kearsney could build up a big total if they bat first. For Hilton only Jason Matthews has been consistent in his batting in most of their games and he will need other batsmen to build partnerships to help his side to a good score.

The second match tomorrow afternoon is from the other pool and sees Westville against the Presidents XI. Westville won their first match against Clifton on Saturday after losing to St David’s and St John’s at the College Festival.

The Presidents XI was only finalised this afternoon, but it is very likely that Ryan Stanbury from Howick will be in the side.

It will be interesting to see how he fares in both his bowling and batting against a top-level school.

The match on Thursday sees Kearsney in action again, this time against Michaelhouse.

The latter need to win this game if they hope to proceed to the knockout stages, or at the least, to make sure that they can increase their run rate in the event of another side being equal on points at the end of the pool stages.

With storms currently prevalent it is likely that rain will interfere some time this week and if points are shared between teams, the eventual sides that go through to the knock-out stages may not be the favourites.

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