Independent Schools’ Festival begins today at Kearsney

2012-01-11 00:00

KEARSNEY played their first match yesterday as preparation for the Independent Schools’ Festival while St Charles played their second match at the Grey College Festival in Bloem- fontein­, which ended with bad light preventing a result.

The game at Kearsney was played over two days against Bishops from Cape Town, with each side batting for a maximum of 100 overs.

Bishops won the toss and they scored 260 with the major contribution coming from Daniel Russell who made 135. Jordan Gregory and Sean Kelly took seven wickets between them.

The Kearsney batsmen were not able to build enough partnerships and were bowled out for 203 with James Lambert (79) and Ryan Hawke (35) the main scorers.

Chris Immelman and Digby Harding­ did the most damage with the ball.

St Charles again lost the toss against Rondebosch and found the going quite tough after being sent in on a rain-affected pitch. As they started late only 40 overs were scheduled per innings.

Matt Ford, after his bowling display the day before, constructed a half-century­ and Kalin Nundlall finished with an aggressive 42 not out in 40 balls.

Ben Philpot opened and made 28 at the toughest time of the innings. After the 40 overs St Charles had reached 186-7.

Rondebosch were favourites to win the game, particularly when Ford had to leave the field after twisting an ankle. However, bad light and lightning brought an early end to a game where the outcome was uncertain.



Bishops 260 (D Russell 135, K Jacobs 45, J Gregory 3/31, S Kelly 4/49)

Kearsney 203 (J Lambert 79, R Hawke 35, C Immelman 4/52, D Harding 3/56)

Bishops won by 57 runs

St Charles 186-7 (M Ford 58, B Philpot 28, K Nundlall 42*, A Mather 3/21)

Rondebosch 117-5 (M Christianson 38, H van den Berg 55, Z Hamza 31)

Bad light stopped play — no result.


The Independent Schools’ Festival begins today at Kearsney and sees three KZN schools with five from outside the province, including three schools from outside South Africa, doing battle.

Churchies are visiting from Australia and from Zimbabwe are St Johns and Peterhouse. The other two sides are Bishops from Cape Town and St Davids from Gauteng. The two large boys Independent schools, Hilton and Michaelhouse, join Kearsney for three days of cricket.


Today (declaration cricket): Hilton vs Churchies; Kearsney vs St Johns; Peterhouse vs Bishops; Michaelhouse vs St Davids

Tomorrow (50 overs): Peterhouse vs St Davids; Hilton vs St Johns; Michaelhouse vs Bishops; Kearsney vs Churchies.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.