Top PMB schools in exciting weekend cricket

2014-02-11 00:00

A NUMBER of schools in Pietermaritzburg were involved in some mouthwatering cricket clashes over the weekend.

St Charles College won a close game against Durban’s Northwood while the encounter between Maritzburg College and Hilton College ended in a draw.

College had a strong performance with the bat, but seemed to run out of time as they could not bowl out Hilton in their game.

Jean de Wet was the star of the College innings when he made 68 not out as they finished on a score of 228/8 declared. De Wet was well supported by Shaun Wormington, who scored 39, and David Small who contributed 33 to the total.

Jarred Edy was Hilton’s best bowler, taking three wickets for 46 runs.

In their response, Hilton could only manage 168/8. But College’s failure to bowl them out by the end of the day meant the spoils were shared between the two cricket powerhouses.

Ross Talmage scored 56 while Armar Cook made 41. Sohail Mahmoud continued his impressive form with the ball and he ended the match taking 4/76. Bradley Hope ended up with figures of 2/33.

In the other match over the weekend, a superb batting performance by St Charles’ J. Saayman and K. Naidoo made sure that they put together a total of 180/9.

They managed to bowl Northwood out for 154 to win by 26 runs with F. Luttig taking three wickets for just 22 runs.

Balgowan’s Michaelhouse were also in action against a strong Westville Boys’ outfit.

Michaelhouse, who are getting used to life without Greg Oldfield, made 169/9 in their 50 overs. Bradley Roberts and Jason Marshall scored 47 and 35 respectively as they struggled against the bowling of Bruce Kerr (3/35) and J. Smit (2/26).

Westville, who went through the whole of last year unbeaten, eventually won by three wickets, reaching the target with just seven wickets down.

After having put in an impressive bowling display, Kerr then did the same with the bat, scoring 63. He was supported by T. Koen, who made 34. Nick Glassock (2/23) and Dale Beckley (2/29) were Michaelhouse’s best bowlers.

Westville won the game by three wickets.


St Charles: 180/9 (J Saayman 50, K Naidoo 41)

Northwood: 154 all out (F Luttig 3/22)

Result: St Charles won by 26 runs

College: 228/8 dec (Shaun Wormington 39, Jean De Wet 68*, David Small 33, Jarred Edy 3/46)

Hilton: 168/8 (Armar Cook 41, Ross Talmage 56, Sohail Mahmoud 4/76, Bradley Hope 2/33)

Result: Match Drawn

Michaelhouse: 169/9 (Bradley Roberts 47, Jason Marshall 35, Bruce Kerr 3/35, J Smit 2/26)

Westville: 170/7 (Bruce Kerr 63, T Koen 34, Nick Glassock 2/23, Dale Beckley 2/29)

Result: Westville won by 3 wickets

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