St Charles favourites for a hot day’s cricket

2011-02-12 00:00

THERE are two top school matches in the midlands today and three others in the Durban area.

It promises to be a hot day so the matches at Hilton and Michaelhouse will be in more pleasant conditions.

Hilton will be hosting Kearsney and after three losses without a win they will be determined to do better today. Kearsney, however, are one of the better teams when looking at this year’s results and they will expect to win. Both teams are similar in that they are dependent on one or two senior players coming off and if they fail then their team do not do as well as they should.

The game further north in Balgowan sees Michaelhouse hosting Maritzburg College. The sides met in a T20 match that College won by nine wickets.

The home side will have improved their confidence after winning last week against Northwood. College are a confident unit and they can dig into their reserves when under pressure, as they did to beat Glenwood last time out.

Probably a match that will be close is at DHS, where they play Westville. Both teams beat Glenwood by eight wickets, but many of their other games have been a disappointment to their respective coaches.

St Charles travel to Durban to play against Northwood. As the Northwood field is still not operational after Fifa had prepared it for use by Greece during the World Cup last year, they will be playing at Crusaders.

Northwood have only played two matches, a surprising win against DHS and the loss to Michaelhouse last week. St Charles have already played 10 games and are one of the few teams that have shown an upward curve. The Maritzburg lads should win this one.


Selected fixtures (home side first): Hilton vs. Kearsney; Michaelhouse vs. Maritzburg College; DHS vs. Westville; Northwood vs. St Charles; Glenwood vs. Howick; Carter vs. Voortrekker; Pinetown vs. Glenwood II; Clifton vs. Crawford LL; George Campbell vs. Kloof; Hillcrest vs. Durban & Districts; St Henrys vs. Thomas More; Weston vs. Wartburg; Treverton vs. Grantleigh

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