Teams get into the swing of things

2010-09-21 00:00

THE schools that played cricket on Saturday would have enjoyed the conditions. The highlight was a well-structured century by Nicholas Hendrie of Maritzburg College, his sixth this year.


Maritzburg College vs Westville

Playing on Goldstones, College were asked to bat by visitors Westville and the home team lost two wickets with just 10 runs on the board. Hendrie and Tyler Lortan worked hard to rebuild the innings on a seaming wicket. When Lortan went off after cramping, Hendrie was joined by Gareth Sharpe. The latter wasted little time for a run-a-ball 38.

Lortan returned and they took the score to 212 before Hendrie was out just after reaching his three figures, scored off 119 balls. College reached 245 for five in their 50 overs with Lortan undefeated on 73.

After Westville lost an early wicket, Dylan Buckthorp (40) and Dudu Zondo (40) added a slow second-wicket partnership of 82, which all but ended Westville’s chances of a victory. Some sharp fielding and good catching saw Westville reach 158 for nine at the close, giving College a convincing 87-run win. Wade Lezar captured three wickets.


Maritzburg College 245-5 (Hendrie 102, Sharpe 38, Lortan 74*). Westville 158-8 (Buckthorp 40, Zondo 40, Lezar 3/22). College won by 87 runs.


Kearsney vs Clifton

On an unusually flat pitch at Kearsney, Clifton opted to take first knock. The loss of an early wicket did not deter them and they reached 190 for six in the 50 overs. Ross Logan top-scored with 80, well supported by Andrew Dunn who made 60. Brynne Campbell was the best of the Kearsney bowlers taking three of the six wickets to fall.

This was not going to be enough against the strong Kearsney batting line-up and so it turned out with Kearsney taking just 26 overs to reach the target and losing just one wicket. Mark Airey was the one wicket to fall but he scored a blistering 74 in 48 balls. A more sedate 81 not out was scored by Chad Bowes in their nine-wicket win.


Clifton 190-6 (Logan 80, Dunn 60, Campbell 3/32). Kearsney 192-1 (Bowes 81*, Airey 74). Kearsney won by nine wickets.


Michaelhouse vs Northwood

Northwood batted better than last week but the 186 they scored was not enough to prevent Michaelhouse from a comfortable win. Pieter Pelser captured three wickets for 26 in his nine overs as Northwood was bowled out in the 47th over.

The home team reached the target in the 44th over with six wickets in hand. Cameron McCaskill and Jimmy Hitchcock were both undefeated on 74 and 38, respectively. Ross Reid in his debut game scored 58.


Northwood 186 (Pelser 3/26). Michaelhouse 188-4 (Reid 58, McCaskill 74*, Hitchcock 38*). Michaelhouse won by six wickets.


DHS vs St Charles

When St Charles were all out for 128 on the slow outfield, their minds must have returned to the first term when DHS had scored a massive 266 for one against them. However, they bowled well and had DHS in trouble, but the hosts held out to win narrowly by one wicket. Best bowling performance was by Richard Curtis of DHS with four wickets for 27 as batsmen on both sides struggled.


St Charles 128 (Curtis 4/27). DHS 129-9. DHS won by one wicket.


Howick vs Weston

In preparation for the Weston Cricket Week, it was decided to play two Twenty20 games. Howick dominated the matches, winning the first by 10 wickets and the second by nine wickets. Brian Kunz top-scored on the day with an undefeated 68 in the first game and Ryan Stanbury took six wickets for just five runs in the second game.


Weston 81. Howick 82-0 (Kunz 68*). Howick won by 10 wickts; Weston 73 (Stanbury 6/5). Howick 74-1 (Stanbury 38*, Mortimer 33*). Howick won by nine wickets.



Port Shepstone 200-6. Grosvenor 123. Port Shepstone won by 77 runs; St Henrys 93 (Maharaj 38, Pillay 3/17)

Kloof 94-2 (Ramphall 32). Kloof won by eight wickets.

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