Grey College and St Andrew’s experienced mixed fortunes on their trip to Joburg, writes THEO GARRUN.
St John’s and King Edward played host to Bloemfontein schools Grey College and St Andrew’s at the weekend, and it was Grey College and KES who came out on top.
Grey drew with KES in a rain-affected game on Saturday and beat St John’s on Sunday, while KES followed up their Saturday draw with Grey by beating St Andrew’s on Sunday.
St Andrew’s are in a re-building phase after losing most of their stars at the end of last year, and they lost both games.
The big individual performance of the weekend came from KES players. Jason Bracher got his second century in as many weeks, following up his 107 against Noordheuwel last Saturday with a 103 against St Andrew’s on Sunday. Bryce Parsons took 5-40 as St Andrew’s were bowled out for 154.
Grey College seamer Christean Neethling took 5-19 in their win over St John’s on Sunday, while in other action over the weekend, Jeppe continue to go from strength to strength. They recorded their first-ever win over Affies in Pretoria last weekend and followed that up with a 10-wicket victory over Pretoria Boys’ High on Saturday.
The win could not have been more convincing. Jeppe bowled Boys’ High out for 100, with Cian Robertson taking 4-17. They needed a little over an hour to knock off the target and did so without losing a wicket. Brayden Hicks was 70 not out and Dylan Nicholas was with him on 24.
King Edward 245-9 (Keagan Janse van Rensburg 61, Heinrigh Pieterse 38, Mickey Copeland 60, Crispin Mc Kenzie 33; Juan Olivier 2-45, Christean Neethling 2-53)
Grey College 129-4 (Marco de Kock 73)
Rain stopped play, match drawn
King Edward 297-6 (Jason Bracher 103, Keagan Janse van Rensburg 46, Heinrigh Pieterse 63, Kian Schwartz 53)
St Andrew’s 154 (Pheko Moletsane 32, Henré Koekemoer 46; Bryce Parsons 5-40)
King Edward won by 143 runs
St Andrew’s 88 (Jack Lees 3-21, Jack Stewart 3-24).
St John’s 90-5 (Connor Esterhuizen 48 not out).
St John’s won by five wickets.
Grey College 151 (Juan Dee Olivier 55, Lerato Nqoyi 35; Liam Oosthuizen 4-28, Jack Lees 2-22; Bismark Olivier 2-31)
St John’s 119 (Connor Esterhuizen 53; Christean Neethling 5-19)
Grey College won by 32 runs
Pretoria Boys’ High 100 (Ruan van Rooyen 29; Kgaudise Molefe 2-18, Cian Robertson 4-17).
Jeppe 102-0 (Dylan Nicholas 24 not out, Brayden Hicks 70 not out)
Jeppe won by 10 wickets
St Benedict’s 208-8 (Tiaan de Klerk 70, Chris Bosman-Jansen 51; Thamsanqa Fuyane 3-28, Brad Griffin 3-37)
St David’s 190-7 (Joshua Pilling 68, Kushdeep Nanra 54)
St David’s won on DLS method
Helpmekaar 276 (Keune Kirkham 130, Joshua Smith 29; Dylan Knox 3-43)
Parktown 97 (Ricardo Steenkamp 32; Ruben Weideman 3-25)
Helpmekaar won by 179 runs
Photo: Theo Garrun