Hope signs off with a bang

2014-11-11 00:00

BRAD Hope finally notched his maiden century for Maritzburg College in a losing cause against Glenwood at the weekend and Kearsney clung on to beat Westville Boys’ High in a tense finish.

In other matches, Hilton were too strong for Northwood, Michaelhouse pulled through against DHS and St Charles enjoyed a good win against Weston.

College v Glenwood

Although College lost this match on Goldstones by 34 runs, it was a fitting way for 15-year-old Brad Hope to end his days at College before emigrating to Perth in January.

He reached his maiden century for the first side in scoring 112* and then added 4-57 with the ball.

College skipper Bryce Tullis asked Glenwood to bat first and the visitors negotiated the first 10 overs safely as the College bowlers gleaned no luck.

David Small got the initial breakthrough but the change bowlers were ill-disciplined, allowing Glenwood to be handily placed at 130-4 at the halfway stage (25 overs).

With Glenwood’s score on 150, the dangerous Jason Bossr was dismissed for a brutal 66 and the turning point came soon after, when Jiveshan Pillay, bowling for the first time in the first team, saw the dangerous Andile Phehlukwayo dropped at short third man as he attempted a reverse sweep.

He was on 32 and went on to reach 76 from 49 balls, changing the course of the match. Hope returned to bag some wickets at the end and Randall Ramnarine claimed 2-43.

SA U19 bowler Lwandiswa Zuma finished his days at College with 99 first team wickets, his 100th denied by a dropped catch. Thirty wides in the College bowling was a point of concern.

Tullis and Pillay opened the batting, Pillay out early as Hope joined Tullis for a 57-run second-wicket partnership.

Tullis was out for 28 trying to hit over the top, bringing Lyle Getkate and Hope together.

Another 50-run partnership evolved and going into the last 25 overs, College needed just under eight runs to the over.

It was heavy pressure on the batsmen, many getting out trying to up the rate. Jody Saayman (20 from 16 balls) and Charl Frackers (20 from 23) gave their all but to no avail.

College lacked a big partnership up front to harbour any hope of reaching the Glenwood score, despite Hope batting from the fourth over through to the finish.

College reached 256-7, losing by 34 runs.

College coach Mike Smith paid tribute to Hope saying, “It was fitting he signed off his College career with his maiden century and a bag of wickets.

“We wish him well and know it’s just a matter of time before we see him on TV playing the game he loves.

“All the best young man, you have made a huge impact on all who had the pleasure of watching you play.”

Glenwood 290 (Phehlukwayo 76, Bossr 66; Hope 4-57, Ramnarine 2-43)

College 256-7 (Hope 112*, Tullis 28)

Glenwood won by 34 runs.

Kearsney v Westville

Played on Bowden’s at Westville, this match went down to the wire, Kearsney getting over the line by 10 runs.

Batting first in difficult, testing conditions, Kearsney reached 166 all out, thanks to contributions from Tristan Tedder (43), Keegan Foss (30) and a valuable 25* from James Stamatis at the end of the innings.

Tyrone Koen with 4-31 was the pick of the Westville attack in a total which, given the conditions, was defendable.

Needing to be at the top of their game with the ball and in the field, Kearsney delivered, bowling Westville out for 156, despite Simon von Staden fighting a lone battle with a fine 68.

Backed up by a fine effort in the field, Kearsney’s bowlers rose to the occasion, Francois van der Merwe (2-14), Tristan Tedder (2-18) and Matthew Lees (2-24) supported by James Tedder, Keean Rencken and Stamatis who chipped in with a scalp each.

Tristan Tedder was particularly effective at the death, taking care of Westville’s tail to see his side edge home.

Kearsney 166 (T Tedder 43; T Koen 4-31)

Westville 156 (Von Staden 68)

Kearsney won by 10 runs.

• Last Wednesday, College and Glenwood met in a televised T20 match at Kingsmead in a curtain-raiser to the Dolphins against Warriors Ram Slam T20 Challenge match.

Glenwood won the toss and batted first, reaching 141-4, thanks to Joel Veeran’s unbeaten 47 and Jordan Grobbelaar contributing 33.

College replied with 136-5, Sohail Mahmoud 59*, to give Glenwood a slender five-run win.

College’s bowlers started well but the seamers suffered at the end, the last three overs producing 40 runs after Glenwood had been 61-1 at the halfway point.

Reaching 61-3 after 11 overs, College needed to put their foot down and score 80 from nine overs, which soon became 30 from 16 balls.

The last over saw College needing 20 to win. Six runs came off the first three balls and Jiveshan Pillay smacked the fourth for six. Two runs came off the fifth ball and a maximum was needed off the final ball for a dream finish and win for College. Pillay swung hard and got under the ball, only to see the catch taken on the boundary.

Although there had to be a loser on the day, both teams relished the opportunity to play on the hallowed Kingsmead turf and cricket was the overall winner.

Glenwood 141-4 (Veeran 47*, Grobbelaar 33; Mahmoud 1-23, Hope 1-36)

College 136-6 (Mahmoud 59*, Getkate 20)

Glenwood won by five runs.


DHS 148 (Armstrong 3-22)

Michaelhouse 149-8 (Tattam 38, Cowley 38)

Michaelhouse won by two wickets.

Hilton 136 (Ngidi 34, Morris 32, Talmage 34)

Northwood 30 (Bosch 4-9, Reeves 3-7)

Hilton won by 106 runs.

Weston 121 (De Rauville 4-47)

St Charles 122-3 (De Rauville 83*)

St Charles won by seven wickets.

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