Good cricket week for Westville Boys’

2014-02-11 00:00

ON the cricket field last week, Westville Boys’ High School enjoyed productive times, beating Glenwood in the semi-final of the schools’ T20 competition, then travelling to Michaelhouse on Saturday where they returned victorious.

T20 v Glenwood

Westville skipper Bruce Kerr called correctly and chose to bat first as his men posted 145-5 in their overs. Kerr led from the front with 50 from 43 balls, his innings mixed with reverse sweeps and unorthodox strokes that frustrated the opposition.

He shared a 97-run partnership with Jesse Smit, who bashed 38 from 31 balls, leaving Glenwood to score at 7,25 an over to win the match.

They only managed 119-9, giving Westville a 26-run win. With early wickets the key, Westville’s bowlers found their mark early, only Matthew Kirkham with 37 from 26 balls offering any resistance.

Tyron Koen was the best bowler with 3-26.

Westville now meet Northwood in the final of the Coastal schools competition at Kingsmead.

Westville v Michaelhouse

Kerr lost the toss as Michaelhouse opted to bat first. They reached 167-9 in their 50 overs. Bradley Roberts (47) and Jason Marshal (35) were the best with the bat. Kerr did the damage with ball in hand, taking 3-35.

Westville’s reply was a little edgy, with the batsmen playing and missing regularly. However, Kerr once again knuckled down, scoring 63 and guiding his side across the line by three wickets. Tyron Koen showed his all-round ability with 34, as the Durban side made 170-7 in 48.2 overs.

This weekend, Westville meet Clifton College.

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