School cricket festivals results

2010-01-06 00:00

The second day of the College Cricket Festival started like the first day had ended with some scattered showers, so some games started late. Conditions improved as the day progressed so all matches in both the College Festival and on the first day of the Alex Festival played to the end.

The game on Goldstones, between hosts Maritzburg College and St Johns, was reduced to 40 overs because of a late start. St Johns bowling was tight, keeping the runs down to 3 to the over for most of the 40 overs and only Gareth Sharpe scored freely making a half century in 49 balls. Kewan Harries (38) following his century on the first day, put on 89 with Sharpe for the 3rd wicket, but there was not much else in the College batting, as they were restricted to 177 for 8 in the 40 overs. Nicholas Surgey and A Maserow took three wickets apiece. It was a tight finish as St Johns ended 5 runs short of winning but Bradley Dial batted through the innings and ended on 95.

Collegians was not affected by a morning shower and a full day’s play was possible. Marcus Laudenbach was run out on 94 after he and Mitchell Taylor-Bruce (37) had added 72 runs for the second wicket. This enabled Canberra Grammar to post a useful 206 for Glenwood to chase. The Durban lads got a great start as Javier Frost (69) and Mishkal Ramsaroop added 140 for the first wicket, enabling Glenwood to get home in the 43rd over for the loss of 3 wickets.

Clifton won their first match against Trinityhouse after making 245 for 8 in their 50 overs. Senuran Muthusamy was the second batsman to lose his wicket in the 90’s when he was out for 93. Ben Compton and Matthew Hughes also made valuable contributions. M Feinstein was the best of the bowlers taking 4 for 48. Trinity lost wickets regularly and were 183 all out.

St Davids had a good win against Westville after Barry Marisse had made 75 to take them to 214. They then bowled Westville out for 185 with Kyron van Dyk producing the best bowling figures of the festival taking 5 wickets for 16.

Scores in brief:

Maritzburg College 177-8 (Harries 38, Sharpe 51, Surgey 3/17, Maserow 3/40)

St Johns 172-9 (Dial 95*, Lezar 3/41, Charters 3/41)

College won by 5 runs

Canberra 206 (Laudenbach 94, Taylor-Briscoe 37, Atkins 3/42)

Glenwood 207-3 (Frost 69, Ramsaroop 51)

Glenwood won by 7 wkts

Clifton 245-8 (Muthusamy 93, Compton 37, Hughes 34*, Feinstein 4/48)

Trinityhouse 183 (Gouldie 37*, Davies 3/23, Maasdorp 4/20)

Clifton won by 62 runs

St Davids 214 (Marisse 75)

Westville 185 (van Dyk 5/16)

St Davids won by 29 runs

The major highlights of the Alex Festival was the bowling of Stefan Fortmann from Wartburg and Gary Hodgkinson from Howick who captured 6 wickets for 30 and 5 for 53 respectively. Dean Wickham from Treverton, was the batting star, scoring the first century of the festival.


The Glen 73 ( Ngququ 36, van der Merwe 3/10, Fortmann 6/30)

Wartburg 78-6 (van der Merwe 39, Ngququ 3/41)

Wartburg won by 4 wkts

Howick 208 (Gardner 30, Mortimer 30)

Hudson Park II 120 (Coetzee 30, Hodgkinson 5/53)

Howick won by 88 runs

Voortrekker 196 (Wagenaar 59, Kriel 4/40, Nicholson 3/47)

Clapham 126-8 (Kriel 41, Klopper 3/22)

Voortrekker won by 70 runs

Alexandra 64 (van Straaten 3/11, Sishi 3/14)

Carter 68-2 (Nicholson 36)

Carter won by 8 wkts

Treverton 269-6 (Wickham 139, Wright 40)

Cumberwood 211 (Gopal 78, Wright 4/14)

Treverton won by 58 runs

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