Inland teams score wins

2011-02-08 00:00

THE three Inland teams all scored good wins against their Coastal opponents on Saturday. Hilton playing Grey College lost their game. Both Maritzburg College and Kearsney, who had been involved in five games over the past eight days, were somewhat flat, but they managed to win their matches despite under-par batting­ performances.


St Charles vs Durban high school

On a warm day, DHS elected to take first knock in a declaration game, using the Coke Week rules. They batted relatively slowly on a batsmen-friendly pitch, but early on did not take quick singles. After 60 overs the declaration had to come and they were shy of at least 40 runs, declaring on 187 for five.

John Grewar batted well to record a century and Deon Kotze made a quick-fire 32 in the last few overs. The best of the Charles bowlers was Keith Stanger who took two wickets for 35 in 18 overs.

Dex Hobbs and Ryan Sclanders (46) added 119 for the first wicket to put St Charles in the driving seat. They reached the target in the 40th over with Hobbs on 83 not out and Pavi Indrajith making a quick 31 in 24 balls. This gave them a very comfortable eight-wicket victory.

DHS 187-5 dec (Grewar 108*, Kotze 32*)

St Charles 191-2 (Sclanders 46, Hobbs 83*, Indrajith 31)

St Charles won by eight wickets.


Maritzburg College vs Glenwood

College was a side that was mentally and physically drained after the day before in the Pro20 final and the matches during the week.

They lost the first five wickets in the first 15 overs for just 63 runs, of which 20 had been gifted by Glenwood as extras.

Grant Glutz stepped up to the plate making a gutsy 58 in 93 balls en-abling College to reach 146 all out in the 46th over. Byron Langley had made the initial breakthrough ending with three wickets.

Glenwood lost two wickets in the first two overs. This gave College a second wind and the bowling and fielding were again up to the normal standard after an under-par batting performance.

Glenwood did not recover as wickets­ fell at regular intervals. The visitors were bowled out in the 42nd over for 108.

Kewan Harries took three wickets with Reagan Smith and Daryn Dupavillon two apiece.

M College 146 (Glutz 58, Langley 3/31); Glenwood 108 (Harries 3/20). College won by 38 runs.

Michaelhouse vs Northwood

Although Michaelhouse had lost against College earlier in the week, they had batted with more confidence. This continued on Saturday with Rob Anderson leading the way. He compiled 83 in 128 balls in their total of 212 for nine in the 50 overs. The diminutive legspinner Mikko van Breeman bowled well to capture four wickets in his 10 overs. Northwood, after their win last week, was expected to do better, but they were bowled out for 111 with T. Moreketi (44) making almost half the runs. Three good run-outs accounted for the majority of wickets with the others shared, to give Michaelhouse a confidence-boosting 101 run win.

Michaelhouse 212-9 (Anderson 83, van Breeman 4/37);

Northwood 111 (Moreketi 44). Michaelhouse won by 101 runs.


Kearsney vs Westville

Having being highly charged to play the Standard Bank Pro 20 KZN final against College on Friday afternoon, the Kearsney boys found it difficult to motivate themselves at the crease and wickets tumbled. Only Ryan Wallace managed to put together some runs.

The Westville spinning duo of Kyle Simmonds and Luke Schlemmer tied the Kearsney middle-order down. Frustration at not getting them away caused the fall of wickets with Schlemmer­ picking up two and Simmonds three.

Kearsney were all out with a few overs to go for 177.

With two of the Kearsney fast bowlers injured and unable to bowl, they opened with spinners and immediately got an early breakthrough. Thereafter the wickets fell at regular intervals and the visitors were all out for 126. Nicholas Pentz used the long handle to good effect, making 45.

Kearsney 177 (Wallace 35, Simmonds 3/19)

Westville 126 (Pentz 45, Airey 3/25)

Kearsney won by 51 runs.


Hilton vs Grey College

This was expected to give Hilton a good test, but unfortunately they were found wanting. While their batting was reasonable the bowling let them down and Grey College won by seven wickets in a comparatively high-scoring game.

Luke Mercer and Seb Negri were the two top-scoring Hilton batsmen.

Hilton 222 (Mercer 65, Negri 39); Grey College 223-3 (Gouws 68, Orros 62*). Grey won by seven wickets. Weston vs Howick

Weston were asked to take first knock and they struggled, reaching 98 in the 33rd over. Grant Swanepoel topped the batting with 31 runs in 42 balls. Cody Mortimer captured three wickets.

Howick may have been too complacent because they reached the target with just one wicket in hand. Gareth Gardner made a whirlwind 48 in 35 balls, but the others got themselves out trying to emulate him.

Richard Upton was the best of the Weston bowlers.

Weston 98 (Swanepoel 31, Mortimer 3/19); Howick 99-9 (Gardner 48, Upton 3/9). Howick won by one wicket.



Clifton 162 (Harris 40); Thomas More 68. Clifton won by 94 runs.

Voortrekker 146; Treverton 147-3. Treverton won by seven wickets.

St Henry’s 273-7 (Maharaj 79, McDonald 62, Hiron 41)

Creston 100 (Pillay 51*, McDonald 4/6, Campbell 3/9)

St Henry’s won by 173 runs.

CrawfordLL 115 (Hook 36); Kingsway 56 (Moodley 4/29, Appelsami 3/16). Crawford won by 59 runs.

Carter 95 (Reddy 42); Grace 33 (Pienaar 3/10). Carter won by 62 runs.

Kokstad 113 (Tshongwe 5/32); Ixopo 116-5 (Gogo 36).

Ixopo won by five wickets.

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