Independent Schools’ Festival: KwaZulu-Natal sides do well

2012-02-28 00:00

THE penultimate Saturday of school’s cricket had only one major game in KwaZulu-Natal with the independent schools away in Pretoria at the festival hosted by St Albans.


Northwood vs Glenwood

The home side batted after winning the toss, a decision which suited Glenwood who felt that if there was anything in the wicket they would extract it in the first hour. This did happen with Northwood limping to 140 all out in the 44th over. Sayuran Naidoo just missed a half-century being dismissed for 49, but few others gave much support. Gareth Wissing was the best of the Glenwood bowlers with three wickets.

A partnership of just over 100 runs for the third wicket between Risher Ramlugan and Richard Wissing ensured that Glenwood would reach their target. This they did in the 38th over with six wickets in hand. Ramlugan ended undefeated on 50.


Northwood 140 (Naidoo 49, Wissing 3/17); Glenwood 141-4 (Wissing 46, Ramlugan 50*). Glenwood won by six wickets.


Carter vs Howick

Carter elected to bat and found runs difficult to find. Rowan Kadar top scored with 31, but no meaningful partnerships developed as they lost wickets at regular intervals. They were eventually all out off the last ball of their 50 overs for 155. Matthew Webb was the best of the Howick bowlers taking three wickets for 28 in nine overs.

Howick scored at double the rate of the Carter batsmen, with Brendan Stead dominating. He ended on 66 and Howick reached their target in the 26th over for the loss of five wickets. Of the five wickets to fall, Jarrod Woodley captured four.


Carter 155 (Kader 31, Webb 3/28); Howick 156-5 (Stead 66, Woodley 4/40). Howick won by five wickets.


At the Independent Schools’ Festival, hosted by St Albans in Pretoria, the KZN sides did reasonably well although not all scores were received. On the Saturday Hilton played Michaelhouse as it was the designated fixture between the two schools.


Hilton vs Michaelhouse

On an exceptionally good batting track at St Davids, Hilton backed themselves to chase whatever target Michaelhouse would set up. Michaelhouse, and Robbie Anderson in particular, found batting a dream as they made 247 for five in the 60 overs of a forced declaration game. Anderson ended on 117 not out, with Kyle Pyne-James (51) and Greg Oldfield (32) adding to the total. Lungisa Ngidid was the most successful of the Hilton bowlers with three wickets.

Unfortunately, a Highveld thunderstorm put paid to cricket, but Michaelhouse would have been happy as Hilton were on 34 for two when play was abandoned.


Michaelhouse 247-5 dec (Pyne-James 51, Oldfield 32, Anderson 117*, Ngidi 3/57); Hilton 34-2. Rain stopped play, match drawn.


Other highlights from the results received were the back-to-back centuries scored by Dean Robinson in the first two-day game for St Charles against St Albans. In the first innings he was undefeated on 131 and reached 137 in the second innings also not out. He was thus on the field for the entire duration of the game.

Hilton’s Brian Pfaff captured five wickets for 45 in an 18-run loss in a limited-overs game against St Johns.

No further results were received.


S t Charles 275-9 dec (Ford 46, Robinson 131*, Mitchell 47*); St Albans 308-6 dec; St Charles 252-2 (Philpott 66, Robinson 137*, Mitchell 35*).

Match drawn.


Hilton 146 (Talmage 31, Fainsinger 45); St Davids 198 (Ngidi 3/20, Pfaff 3/93); Hilton 189-8 dec (Fainsinger 30, Van Wymeersch 37, Talmage 40); St Davids 110-8 (Curran 3/26, Ngidi 3/19). Match drawn


St Johns 186 (Pfaff 5/45); Hilton 168 (Talmage 33, Curran 43). Hilton lost by 18 runs.

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