Maritzburg College bounce back

2010-10-26 00:00

IT was a Saturday with a few top matches played due to the independent schools’ half-term break. Maritzburg College have bounced back after their defeat at the hands of Kearsney two weeks ago. The game at Westville was unfortunately rained off after some good batting by the home side against Durban High School. Maritzburg College vs Michaelhouse (played under lights at Maritzburg Oval)

College were stung by their two-wicket loss against Kearsney and they showed this in the match against Michaelhouse on Tuesday afternoon when they pulverised the Michaelhouse bowling, totalling 240-3 in 40 overs.

Greg Walsh, after an undefeated half-century against St Charles, again carried his bat after a superb 113 in just 116 balls. Earlier Tyler Lortan had made 43 and Calvin Savage, back in the team, but purely as a batsman, made a quick-fire 33 not out in 26 balls.

Michaelhouse were not able to score at the rate required due to tight bowling and some good ground fielding. They were all out for 158 and only Andrew Stephens, who made 44, stood up to the bowlers. Pieter Pelser tried to make their score more respectable making an undefeated 33 in 17 balls at the tail-end of the innings.

M College 240-3 (Lortan 43, Walsh 113*, Savage 33*)

Michaelhouse 158 (Stephens 44, Pelser 33*)

College won by 82 runs.

Glenwood vs St Charles (played under lights at Kingsmead)

Glenwood opted to take first knock, always a wise decision if playing under lights at Kingsmead. At one stage they appeared as if they would get in excess of 250 in the 45-over game, but slowed dramatically in the last eight overs ending on 228-6. Top scorer was Mishkal Ramsaroop with 70.

St Charles just never got going on the flat track against a disciplined bowling performance despite the 21 wides that were added to the 124 made by the Maritzburg side. Sumanth Sunkari and Prenalen­ Subrayen captured three wickets apiece.

Glenwood 228-6 (Ramsaroop 70, G. Venter 46, Tweddle 3/22)

St Charles 124 (Sunkari 3/17, Subrayen 3/17)

Glenwood won by 104 runs.


Maritzburg College vs Glenwood

A slow start after winning the toss saw College reach a moderate 231-7 in the allotted 50 overs. Walsh scored another half-century, but a patient one, and together with Lortan, added 100 runs for the second wicket. Nicholas Hendrie with four sixes, scored an undefeated 62 in 63 balls adding some impetus to the innings. The best of the Glenwood bowlers were again Sunkari and Subrayen who took two wickets each.

After 12 overs, Glenwood had lost their three top batsmen and were slipping below the required rate. They never­ recovered as College tightened the noose. The visitors were all out in the 42nd over for 147. Ramsaroop, Subrayen and Javier Frost were the only batsmen who spent time at the crease. Wade Lezar nipped two of the first three wickets to fall and then it was three wickets for each of Andy Charters and Lortan.

M College 231-7 (Walsh 52, Lortan 67, Hendrie 62*)

Glenwood 147 (Ramsaroop 28, Frost 31, Subrayen 28, Charters 3/31, Lortan 3/23)

College won by 84 runs.


Westville vs DHS

Winning the toss, the home side chose to bat first and on a fairly heavy outfield made one of their better totals this year, 220-8 in the 50 overs. It was a good knock of 75 by Dylan Buckthorp, with good support by Michael Harvey (60) that was the platform for their total­. Jared van Heerden bowled very well, to take five of the eight wickets to fall.

Unfortunately, an exciting finish was on the cards when play was called off because of rain. DHS was 113-3 after 32 overs and Nathan Poole set on 48. At that stage, Westville were probably in the ascendency, as DHS needed to score at almost six runs to the over, with the pitch starting to get slower.

Westville 220-8 (Buckthorp 75, Harvey 60, van Heerden 5/41)

DHS 113-3 (Poole 48*)

Rain stopped play — no result.


Howick vs Clifton

This was always going to be a difficult game for Howick as Clifton have shown good improvement and they needed the senior players to do well. Unfortunately for the home side the bowling was not penetrative enough and Clifton scored 236-6 with Ben Compton and Ross Logan­ top-scoring. Howick were saved from defeat by the rain as they had struggled to 103- 7 with Phillip Davies taking three wickets.

Clifton 238-6 (Compton 78, Logan 46, Muthusamy 34*)

Howick 103-7 (Davies 3/11)

Rain stopped play — no result.


Weston vs Carter

Last week Carter were saved by the rain against Kloof, but on Saturday the rain that might have saved them again was quickly over and play continued. Carter’s total of 125 was always going to be under threat and despite Grant Theunissen taking four of the seven wickets to fall, Weston got home with 10 overs to spare and three wickets in hand. Daniel Stephens top scored for the visitors making 34, while Werner Rembold captured four Carter wickets. For Weston, Keegan Francis-Pope held the batting together making an undefeated 41.

Carter 125 (Stephens 34, Rembold 4/33)

Weston 129-7 (Francis-Pope 41*, Theunissen 4/41)

Weston won by three wickets.


St Henry’s 188 (Maharaj 60, McKay 3/42)

Amanzimtoti 158 (McKay 46, McDonald 4/31, Mbangwa 3/26)

St Henrys won by 30 runs.

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