Kearsney’s batting shaping up to be tops

2012-01-17 00:00

THE second day at the Independent Schools festival at Kearsney on Thursday was a limited overs day. There were also good individual performances with both bat and ball.

Kearsney scored at over six runs to the over to reach 310/4 against Australian team Churchies. The first century of the festival was scored by Ryan Wallace (110) and two half centuries by Travis Pears (51) and Tyler Smith (50) enabled them to reach the 300 mark.

Churchies, in trying to score at the required rate, lost three wickets to run-outs with wicketkeeper Tom Healey top-scoring with 48.

They were all out for 208.

Michaelhouse again lost after their bowlers were unable to mount the pressure against the Bishop’s batsmen.

Despite five wickets by St John’s Devon Bell, his side still lost after Hilton had made 168 with Marc van Wymeersch top-scoring for Hilton. He and Luke Maingard both scored half centuries. St John’s were all out for 105 of which Alistair McLeod scored an undefeated 40.

St David’s continued their good form, scoring 251 and then bowling Peterhouse out for 82.


Scores in brief day two (all 50 overs):

Kearsney 310-4 (R Wallace 110, T Pears 51, T Smith 50)

Churchies 208 (T Healey 48)

Kearsney won by 102 runs

Michaelhouse 158-9 (J Marshall 34, N Hellens 33, C Immelman 3/25)

Bishops 162-2 (T Westwood 58, D Russell 53)

Bishops won by 8 wickets

Hilton 168 (M van Wymeersch 58, L Maingard 52*, D Bell 5/51)

St John’s 105 (A McLeod 40*, S Negri 3/10)

Hilton won by 63 runs

St David’s 251 (A Binder 62, S Cox 58, A Boomgaad 50)

Peterhouse 82 (D Flack 37, S Cox 3/14, R van Zyl 4/5)

St David’s won by 169 runs


FRIDAY saw two matches using the limited overs format and two using the captain’s declaration. Both the latter games ended in draws.

St David’s and Hilton were arguably the top teams at the festival, winning two games and drawing one. There was an exciting finish in Hilton’s last game with Bishops just five runs short of the target set by Hilton.

Ryan Wallace from Kearsney scored his second consecutive ton against Peterhouse and was the only player to reach three figures in the 12 matches played at the festival. Although Kearsney narrowly lost their first match, they promise to be one of the better batting sides in the domestic season.

Michaelhouse won their last game as Sean Donaldson grabbed four wickets and they were able to bowl St John’s 58 runs short of the 192 set by Michaelhouse. For the Balgowan lads, Kyle Pyne-James and Robbie Anderson shone with the bat.


Scores in brief day three:

50 0vers: Kearsney 264-7 (R Wallace 140, R Hawke 48, J Lambert 33)

Peterhouse 163-9 (S Nyanusa 39, J de Bruin 3/29, J Gregory 3/37)

Kearsney won by 101 runs

Michaelhouse 192 (K Pyne-James 36, R Anderson 43, H Crous 3/50)

St Johns 134 (J Murray 34, S Donaldson 4/30)

Michaelhouse won by 54 runs.

Declaration: Hilton 182-7 dec (S Negri 58, L Maingard 34*, J Baikoff 3/37)

Bishops 178-8 (D Russell 82, B Pfaff 4/78)

Match drawn

St Davids 232 (J Steere 57, S Cox 50, J Louw 44, N Sale 4/33)

Churchies 192-8 (G McDermott 56, H Jones 48)

Match drawn

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