Inclement weather plays havoc on day one and day two in Oppenheimer week

2011-10-04 00:00

WESTVILLE Boy’s High opening batsman Dudu Zondo, Ian Herold (St Andrew’s Grahamstown) and Wesley Coulentianos (St John’s Johannesburg) notched up centuries on days one and two of the prestigious Oppenheimer Week hosted by Maritzburg College.

Oppenheimer Week includes many of South Africa’s top cricket schools and the quality of play on the first two days of this four-day festival underlined that fact.

However, inclement weather plagued much of Saturday’s and Sunday’s cricket for the 18 teams playing in and around the KZN capital, but there was enough time out in the middle for Zondo to hit exactly 100 against St Alban’s College

(Pretoria) at Collegians Club on Saturday in a match that the KwaZulu-Natal school won by 95 runs on what was generally a good day for the KZN lads.

On Sunday it was Herold’s turn to plunder the bowling and his 140 on Maritzburg College’s

fast-paced Barns’ field put St

Andrew’s in a commanding position against Michaelhouse, only for the poor weather that effectively ruined the day’s cricket to rear its ugly head, resulting in all nine matches having to be abandoned at various stages of completion.

At the Maritzburg Oval, St John’s captain Wesley Coulentianos hit an unbeaten 105 against KZN Development in another match ruined by rain.

Maritzburg College pacemen Calvin Savage and Reegan Smith had Grey College in all sorts of trouble at Goldstone’s on Sunday, but the weather that arguably saved the host school against a dominant Affies on Saturday came back to thwart the red, black and white on


On Saturday, Glenwood enjoyed a three-wicket win over Pretoria Boys’ High with much of the credit going to Prenelan

Subrayen, whose four for 13 pegged the PBHS lads back to a modest total. Hilton were involved in a nerve-jangling one-wicket win over Hudson Park despite the best of all-round efforts by the East London school’s vice-captain Russell Sansom.

St Charles pulled off a nail-biting one-run win over the strong King Edward VII School (Kes) of Johannesburg, which have SA U19 cricketer Shaylen Pillay in their midst, but Pillay’s 49 and the in-form Paul de Chaud’s 59 were just a run or two short of defeating the Saints’ run chase.

Also on day one, Michaelhouse edged St John’s by 19 runs thanks largely to a telling contribution with bat and ball by the Balgowan school’s skipper,

Cameron Macaskill.

St Andrew’s and Grey College upset the day’s KZN dominance with good wins over KZN Development and Kearsney respectively.

While yesterday’s rain by and large put an end to any thought of play, there was hope that the final day today of the 2011 Oppenheimer Week, the 52nd edition, would take place.

No scores were available from the U14 cricket week at Hilton.


Day one:

Maritzburg College vs Affies (50 overs): Affies 233/6 (Edrich Lubbe 44, Zendon Verster 71, Diaan Voster 34*). College 178/8 (Calvin Savage 77,

Kewan Harries 36). Bad light stopped play.

DHS vs St Stithian’s (45 overs): St Stithian’s 236/7 (Yassar Cook 71, David Rhoda 39, Colin Campher 41*). DHS 210/5 (Tariq Booley 64, Byron Bosch 35*). Bad light stopped play.

Glenwood vs Pretoria BHS (50 overs): PBHS 86 (Connar Gallagher 31, Prenelan Subrayen 4/13). Glenwood 87/7 (Kyle Pastor 4/18). Glenwood won by three wickets.

Hilton vs Hudson Park (50 overs): Hudson Park 150 (Russell Sansom 30, Grayson McMullen 4/25). Hilton 151/9 (Russell Sansom 4/40). Hilton won by one wicket.

Kearsney vs Grey College (50 overs): Kearsney 172/7 (Michael Shadwell 48). Grey 173/4 (Sachinta Galhenage 59, Ruben Bouwer 72*). Grey won by six wickets.

KZN Development vs St Andrew’s Grahamstown (50 overs): St Andrews 210 (Michael Rushmere 38, Tshepo Moreki 4/38, Preneshan Padayachee 3/31). KZN Dev 174 (Senuran Muthusamy 62, Ishan Maharaj 37, Greg King 4/21). St Andrews won by 36 runs.

Michaelhouse vs St John’s (40 overs): Michaelhouse 154/8 (Greg Oldfield 33, Cameron Macaskill 31, Bradley Dial 3/21). St John’s 135 (Wesley Coulentianos 31, Cameron Macaskill 3/24). Michaelhouse won by 19 runs.

St Charles vs KES (50 overs): St Charles 180 (Pavi Indrajith 33, Yaseen Valli 4/23, Carmi le Roux 3/27). KES 179 (Shaylen Pillay 49, Paul de Chaud 59, Andrew Darroch 3/48). St Charles won by one run.

Westville vs St Alban’s (50 overs): Westville 267/7 (Dudu Zondo 100, Brendon Hartslief 30, Sashlin Reddy 74). St Alban’s 172 (Estiaan Kriek 80, James Warsop 37). Westville won by 95 runs.

Day two

Maritzburg College vs Grey College (50 overs): Grey 71/8 (Calvin Savage 4/23, Reegan Smith 3/17). Match abandoned.

DHS vs St Alban’s (50 overs): DHS 168/7 (Byron Bosch 50, Aatish Maharaj 34). St Alban’s 35/1. Match abandoned.

Glenwood vs St Stithian’s (50 overs): St Stithian’s 151/4. Match abandoned.

Hilton vs KES (50 overs): KES 227/8 (Paul de Chaud 59, Kyle Melville 40, Tom Curran 3/41). Hilton 82/3. Match abandoned.

Kearsney vs Pretoria BHS (50 overs): PBHS 127/1 (Matthew Hawken 63, Murray Coetzee 44*). Match abandoned.

KZN Development vs St John’s (50 overs): St John’s 244/8 (Wesley Coulentianos 105*, Bradley Dial 48). Match abandoned.

Michaelhouse vs St Andrew’s Grahamstown (50 overs): St Andrew’s 288/6 (Ian Herold 140, Andrew Rushmere 38, Greg King 31). Michaelhouse 94/3 (Dean Stephen 30). Match abandoned.

St Charles vs Hudson Park (50 overs): St Charles 123/2 (individual scores not available). Match abandoned.

Westville vs Affies (50 overs): Affies 175/8 (Edrich Lubbe 62, Leus du Plooy 49, Wentzel Gordon 5/42). Westville 84/5 (Damien Hutchinson 3/25). Match abandoned.


Tuesday (all 45 overs):

Maritzburg College vs St Andrew’s (Goldstone’s); DHS vs Affies (Collegians Club); Glenwood vs Hudson Park (Eston); Hilton vs St Stithian’s (Hilton); Kearsney vs St John’s (Varsity Oval); KZN Development vs Grey College (Barns’); Michaelhouse vs KES (Alex); St Charles vs St Alban’s (St Charles Oval); Westville vs PBHS (Varsity II).

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