KEARSNEY had a busy weekend with fixtures in cricket, basketball and waterpolo. CRICKET Kearsney faced a powerful Hilton on Saturday, batting first after securing the toss. Kearsney started well enough and were 61/1 off just five overs, with an aggressive 48 off 30 balls from Louis Nel. However, the sheer pace of M. Booth (3/52) and J. Turner (5/37) was always going to be a factor. The tight spin bowling of C. Dyer also played a major role on a flat deck, restricting free scoring. A patient, workman-like 57 from Dylan Hulett was the only other contribution from a batting side under siege, which saw many wickets fall due to injudicious shot selection. Set a target of 177 in 45 overs, Hilton got the necessary runs in 27 overs to win by eight wickets, with fine knocks from C. Meyer (65*) and N. Hatton (59). BASKETBALL Kearsney hosted Hilton in the penultimate basketball game of 2019. After a fast exchange of baskets, the pace fizzled as the teams began to execute their game plans. It was not Kearsney’s best performance to date, but they regrouped in the second half to win the match by 57-39, continuing their good home win record. WATERPOLO Kearsney 1st water polo team played in the Northwood Knight Stayers tournament over the weekend.Kearsney beat the Invitational and Glenwood teams 12-5 and 10-7 respectively on Friday and continued winning on Saturday, defeating Maritzburg College 10-6 and Clifton 7-3. Clifton managed to set up a rematch with Kearsney for the quarter-final, which saw Kearsney completing their double over Clifton with 7-5 win.The final was between Kearsney and Reddam Helderburg. Kearsney lost by 7-6. Kearsney’s Brett van Noordwyk was the best goalkeeper and captain Tyson Andrews was Kearsney’s most valuable player.• Sue Miles is the publicist for Kearsney College.