Rain has final say in school cricket matches

2012-09-25 00:00

AFTER all three matches were washed out the week before, rain again had the final say in most of the games played this last Saturday. The match between Kearsney and Glenwood at Kearsney did not start with the weather threatening.

There were two results, one at Howick in a T20 match and the other at Clifton where the match was over before the heavens opened. The games at Michaelhouse, where they hosted Northwood, at Westville, where they hosted St Charles and at DHS, where they hosted Maritzburg College, were over shortly after lunch due to the storms.

The surprise of the day was the eight-wicket win by home-side Clifton against Hilton. It was not a good toss to lose, with the heavy overcast conditions and a pitch with a lot of grass on it and Hilton paid the price by being asked to bat. To make it worse, they were missing four senior players.

Clifton bowlers used the conditions well by bowling both a good line and length, and not trying too much with the ball. Kelcin Donnelley was the pick of the bowlers taking three wickets for 15 as Hilton only managed to survive for 26 of the allotted 50 overs reaching a total of 65.

With the heavens getting darker and rain threatening, Clifton batsmen came out hard and they reached the target in 16 overs for the loss of just two wickets. Senuran Muthusamy was the top scorer with an undefeated 20.

As Howick and Weston will both be involved in the Weston Cricket Week where all matches will be played over 20 overs an innings, it was decided that they would play two T20 matches at Howick.

Howick batted first and reached a creditable 124 for three in their 20 overs. The top scorer was Josh Foster with 52 and Brendon Stead made 25. Weston were unable to reach the required six runs per over and in trying to force the pace wickets fell. They were all out for 85. Foster followed his good batting with three wickets for six and Kyle Page took three for nine.

The second game started and Weston were again in trouble as they had lost five wickets when the rain came.

College bowled DHS out for 184 in the 47th over in their match at DHS. Lwandiswa Zuma and Sohail Mahmoud did most of the damage taking three and four wickets, respectively. Taariq Booley and Shaylin Moodley top scored for DHS. When the storm broke College were on 28 without loss after eight overs.

At Michaelhouse, Northwood made 182 for five in their 50 overs. A second-wicket partnership of 95 between Bevan Williams and Johnny Riekert was broken by Nick Elliot in his first match. He ended with three wickets for 37 of which 13 came in the last over when Northwood tried to get as many as possible. When lightning and then rain caused play to be abandoned, Michealhouse were 12 without loss in the fifth over.

St Charles, after winning the toss and asking Westville to take first knock bowled them out for 206. Senior players Brendon Hartslief, Kyle Simmonds and Luke Sclemmer were the top scorers. In his debut game for St Charles, Matt Dukes captured four wickets. St Charles had just started batting and were nine without loss when the game was abandoned.

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