Michaelmas Week gets off to a wet start as most KZN teams fail to inspire

2012-10-01 00:00

AFTER the storms and a wet Friday, it was amazing any cricket was played on the first day of the 53rd Oppenheimer Michaelmas Week. Five of the matches played got off to the scheduled start, but the other four had reduced overs.

It was generally not a good start for the KZN teams as only two, Maritzburg College and Clifton, managed to win their games against St Albans and Hudson Park.

The two most competitive games were at the St Charles Oval where the home side lost by six runs against St Andrews and on Barns’ ground, where St Stithians beat DHS by 16 runs. Both matches were played over the full 50 overs and were relatively high scoring games. Despite Tylor Trenoweth being the only player to score a ton on the first day and a half-century by Austin Pruthab, it was just not enough to give DHS a win. Ryan Rickleton (80), Collin Campher and Nick Hern (54) set up the 266 for 6 scored by St Stithians.

St Andrews made 200 for six, with Charles Bowren top-scoring with 66. Wiaan Luttig made 67 and Robin Mitchell 45, but St Charles fell six short at the close. Chris Ford was the star for St Andrew’s, capturing five St Charles wickets for 33 in a tense ending.

Other batsmen to score half-centuries were Athi Mfazwe (Hudson Park) with 68, Gareth Orr (Maritzburg College) and Ben Compton (Clifton) both scoring 67, Vishay Singh (KZN Dev) with 59, Diaan Vorster (Affies) with 51 and an undefeated 52 by Yaseen Valli of KES. He and fellow opening bat Grant Roelofsen (48) took their side to a 10 wicket win against Glenwood.

The top bowling performance was by Mlugiseleli Gcado, of the KZN Development team, with six wickets for 34 against St David’s. In addition to the five wickets taken by St Andrew’s Ford, four wickets apiece were captured by Matthew Savadier (St David’s), Campbell Caley (Hilton) and Richard Thatcher (Clifton).

Results Day 1

• Clifton vs Hudson Park (Varsity 1 - reduced to 40 overs)

Clifton 221/8 (Ben Compton 67, Andrew Earle 48, Joshua Masojada 31, Tim Niemand 3/33)

Hudson Park 192/9 (Athi Mfazwe 68, Craig Sansom 38, Richard Thatcher 4/51)

Clifton won by 29 runs

• DHS vs St Stithians’s (Barns)

St Stithian’s 266/6 (Ryan Rickelton 80, Collin Campher 76, Nick Hern 54)

DHS 250/7 (Tylor Trenoweth 100, Austin Pruthab 56)

St Stithian’s won by 16 runs

• Glenwood vs KES (Varsity Oval - reduced to 40 overs)

Glenwood 111

KES 112/0 (Yaseen Valli 52*, Grant Roelofsen 48*)

KES won by 10 wickets

• Hilton vs Affies (Eston - reduced to 45 overs)

Affies 167 (Diaan Vorster 51, Campbell Caley 4/15)

Hilton 124 (Sebastian Negri 37)

Affies won by 63 runs

• KZN Development vs St David’s (Harwin)

St David’s 255 (Asher Binder 51, Stuart Cox 42, Reynard Van Zyl 41, Mark Wyatt 32, Mlungiseleni Gcado 6/34, Sphamandla Mlambo 3/55)

KZN Dev. 177 (Vishay Singh 59, Sboniso Mabaso 30, Matthew Savidier 4/14)

St David’s won by 78 runs

• Maritzburg College vs St Alban’s (Goldstones)

College 187 (Gareth Orr 67, Tim Guise-Brown 46, Devan Landman 3/14, Kieran Rogers 3/36)

St Alban’s 97 Daryn Dupavillon 3/20, Lwandiswa Zuma 3/8)

College won by 90 runs

• Northwood vs Pretoria BHS (PMB Oval)

PBHS 208 (Corhin Bosch 34, Matthew Hawken 32, Shane Horsley 32, Sureshan Moodley 3/42, Dale Moolman 3/35)

Northwood 120

PBHS won by 89 runs

St Charles vs St Andrew’s (St Charles Oval)

St Andrew’s 200/9 (Charles Bowren 66, Fletcher Grafton 44, Blake Mingay 3/18, Matt Dukes 3/32)

St Charles 194 (Wiaan Luttig 67, Robin Mitchell 45, Chris Ford 5/33, Tyler Paul 3/25)

St Andrew’s won by 6 runs

• Westlake BHS vs Grey College (Collegians - reduced to 35 overs)

Westlake 126/8

Grey College 129/4 (Hanco Olivier 43)

Grey College won by 6 wickets

There were some surprise results on the second day, and some disappointing batting by some. Clifton won their second game, a significant eight-wicket win against St Stithians, where Ben Compton and Senuran Muthusamy scored half-centuries. Hilton won a game after scoring only 107 when they bowled St Andrews out for 90. The other KZN side to win was Glenwood against St David’s.

The top batting of the day came from the two KES players, Grant Roelefsen (91) and Shaylen Pillay (82*). They took KES to an eight-wicket win against DHS following their 10-wicket victory on the first day. Grey College openers Hanco Olivier (85*) and Christian Steyn (67*) who made 161 for the opening partnership, helped to clinch a 10-wicket win against St Charles. The only other batter to get a score over 75 was Craig Sansom of Hudson Park, but in the losing side against the New Zealand side, Westlake.

There were two good all-round individual efforts, one by by Corhin Bosch, of Pretoria Boys’ High, who made an undefeated 44 and then took four wickets with some excellent pace bowling to have Maritzburg College all out for 100 and give his side a good 96 run win. The other was Shaylin Narainsamy of KZN Development, who took three wickets and then made 36, but it was not good enough to prevent his side from being defeated by 130 runs by St Alban’s.

Day 2 results

•Clifton vs St Stithians (Varsity Oval)

St Stithians 141 (C Campher 40, A Ellis-Cole 31)

Clifton 142-2 (B Compton 57*, S Muthusamy 67*)

Clifton won by 8 wkts

• Glenwood vs St Davids (Varsity 1)

Glenwood 145

St Davids 119 (D Weisz 36, C Pearce 3/26)

Glenwood won by 26 runs

• KZN Dev vs St Albans (Barns’)

St Albans 230 (L van Heerden 58, J Jenkins 37, K Swetlove 32, M Erasmus 33, P Cronje 30, S Narainsamy 3/39)

KZN Dev 100 (Narainsamy 36, K Rogers 3/19)

St Albans won by 130 runs

• Maritzburg College vs Pretoria BHS (Goldstones)

PBHS 196 (D Campbell 37, C Bosch 44*, S Sinclair 3/31)

M College 100 (S Mahmoud 36, Bosch 4/16, D Melton 3/22)

Pretoria BHS won by 96 runs

• St Charles vs Grey College (St Charles Oval)

St Charles 160-8 (EW Viljoen 3/)

Grey 161-0 (H Olivier 85*, C Steyn 67*)

Grey College won by 10 wkts

• Hilton vs St Andrews (Collegians)

Hilton 107 (Cook 38, G Stretton 4/18)

St Andrews 90 (C Cayley 3/13, M Lauryssen 3/23)

Hilton won by 17 runs

• Northwood vs Affies (Harwin)

Northwood 170-9 (B Williams, G Janse van Vuuren 3/21)

Affies 171-2 (F Marais 66, L du Plooy 42)

Affies won by 8 wkts

• DHS vs KES (Eston)

DHS 211 (T Trenoweth 45, B Makhanya 35, A Mahaaraj 35)

KES 212-2 (G Roelefsen 91, S Pillay 82*)

KES won by 8wkts

• Westlake vs Hudson Park (PMB Oval)

Westlake 213 (J Houghton 59, L Steyn 30, O Gqili 3/32)

Hudson Park 182 (B Isaac 36, D Jasson 36, C Sansom 79*, N Montgomery 3/27)

Westlake won by 31 runs

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