KZN Schools came off second best at the Oppenheimer Michaelmas Festival in Pietermaritzburg over the weekend, writes THEO GARRUN.
MICHAELMAS – DAY ONE
The winners were Hilton (who beat Jeppe by 55 runs), Glenwood (who beat St Alban’s by four wickets) and Northwood, who were too strong for the New Zealand visitors, Westlake, beating them by seven wickets.
Despite Jared Campbell of Maritzburg College claiming the only century of the day (130 off 144 balls, 16 fours and one six), the hosts still went down to Affies by five wickets after Dian Forrester (91 not out) and Ximus Du Plooy (76 not out) put on an unbeaten 156-run fifth wicket partnership.
Michaelhouse went down to Grey College, St Charles lost to St John’s, Kearsney were beaten by Hudson Park by one wicket, Westville lost to St Stithians and DHS were beaten by Pretoria Boys’ High.
Two wickets by Obakeng Maila in the 49th over and three runs outs in the 50th saw KES pip the CSA Tap team by five runs in the most exciting finish of the day.
Jeppe’s Breidyn Schaper was stranded on 98 not out when his side’s overs ran out against Hilton, and Connor Esterhuizen of St John’s made 85 against St Charles on a day when the bat generally dominated the ball.
Summarised scores – day one
Maritzburg College 235-6 (Campbell 131, Todd 51)
Affies 236-5 (Forrester 91 not out, Du Plooy 76 not out)
Affies won by five wickets
Hilton College 225 (Ritchie 93)
Jeppe 168-7 (Schaper 98)
Hilton won by 55 runs.
Michaelhouse 181-9 (W Norton 67, Meiring 45)
Grey College 183-6 (Cavaleiro 53, Kershaw 35)
Grey College won by four wickets
St Charles 183 (Stewart 3-34, Lees 2-28)
St John’s 186-7 (Esterhuizen 85, Lees 30 not out)
St John’s won by three wickets
Kearsney 142 (Dallas 4-34, Gwababa 3-14)
Hudson Park 143-9 (Grweqa 34, Hein 25 not out)
Hudson Park won by one wicket
St Andrew’s 100 (Brown 3-26, Groves 3-28)
Clifton 103-5 (Montgomery 30)
Clifton won by five wickets
Westville 143 (J Oosthuizen 41, Trevethan 40 not out)
St Stithians 143-6 (Rowe 61)
St Stithians won by four wickets
Westlake 171 (Moore 53, McKenzie 35)
Northwood 175-3 (Gopal 36, Bigwood 52, Mogakane 47 not out)
Northwood won by seven wickets
DHS 117 (Van Rooyen 3-12, Treadwell 3-23)
Pretoria 118-2 (Truter 54 not out)
Pretoria won by eight wickets
St Alban’s 161-8
Glenwood 162-6 (Halstead 41 not out, De Klerk 34)
Glenwood won by four wickets
KES 223 (Pieterse 65, Streak 52, Broodryk 41)
CSA TAP XI 218 (Miltz 49, Naidu 59; Wolf 3-35, Maila 3-30)
KES won by five runs
MICHAELMAS – DAY TWO
The second day of the cricket festival was another tough day for the KZN teams on Sunday, with only one local side able to secure a victory. Hilton claimed that solitary victory with a whopping 332-run victory over the New Zealand visitors, Westlake Boys’ High.
It was Hilton’s second win having beaten Jeppe on day one, with Michael Sclanders scoring 150 for them, the highest score of the day. Hilton certainly looks like the team to beat after the first two days of action.
All the other local sides lost to inland opposition, with KES beating Westville by 72 runs, Bryce Courtney getting the only other century of the day (108). It was KES’ second win, with Affies, Grey College, St John’s, Hudson Park, St Stithians and Pretoria Boys’ High also making it two out of two.
Apart from the two hundreds, Jeppe’s Schaper got his second big score of the festival, scoring 78 against Michaelhouse following his undefeated 98 on day one, while Maritzburg College’s Andre Bradford was also 78 not out, against Grey.
There were three particularly good bowling performances on day two, the best of which came from Hudson Park’s Raheem Moonieyan, who took 7-17 against Glenwood. There were also fivers from the Tap side’s Marco Jansen (6-34 against Affies) and Mondli Khumalo of Maritzburg College, who took 5-38 against Grey College.
Summarised scores – day two
KES 245 (Bryce Parsons 108, Callum Broodryk 37, Ambrose Snyders 36; Jaryd Cook 3-320)
Westville 163 (Matthew Pollard 30, Francois Fourie 47; Bryce Parsons 3-27)
KES won by 72 runs
Northwood 243-6 (Kioron Gopal 51, Ciaran Bigwood 43, Jeremy Martins 68 not out; Rein Hulme 3-37)
St Alban’s 246-6 (Ross Whitelaw 50, Jordan Landsberg 34, Christopher Williamson 54 not out, Jonathan Barwick 50; Samkelo Gasa 3-50)
St Alban’s won by four wickets
Hudson Park 154-7 (Luke Dallas 31, Nonelala Yikha 35)
Glenwood 143 (Francis Moran 42, Steve Naidoo 36; Raheem Moonieyan 7-17)
Hudson Park won by 11 runs
Maritzburg College 199-6 (Jaryd Campbell 35, Andre Bradford 78 not out; Thami Kheswa 2-24)
Grey College 200-9 (Armando Cavaleiro 49, Brendan Callis 64 not out; Mondli Khumalo 5-38)
Grey College won by 1 wicket
Hilton 381-6 (Mike Sclanders 150, Josh Watt 67, Gareth Schreuder 40)
Westlake 48 (Mike Booth 3-16, Josh Turner 3-16, Coby Dyer 3-2)
Hilton won by 332 runs
CSA TAP 181-8 (Janco Smit 3-39)
Affies 182-8 (DIhan Forrester 48, Dihan Bekker 43; Marco Jansen 6-34)
Affies won by two wickets
Michaelhouse 164 (Pano Mouchteros 4-52, Kgaudise Molefe 3-10)
Jeppe 164-4 (Breidyn Schaper 78 not out)
Jeppe won by six wickets
DHS 151 (Rodney Mapfundza 40; Connor Esterhuizen 3-24)
St John’s 192-2 (Nick Halstead-Cleck 55, Connor Esterhuizen 56)
St John’s won by eight wickets
St Andrew’s 211-8
St Charles 184 (Jason Login 53, Wes Madhevere 45 not out, Guy Rushmere 3-14)
St Andrew’s won by 27 runs
Northwood 246-6 (Ciaran Bigwood 43, Kiaron Gopal 51, Jeremey Martins 68 not out)
St Alban’s 246-6 (Ross Whitelaw 50, Chris Williamson 54 not out; Rein Hulme 3-37)
St Alban’s won by four wickets
Kearsney 190 (Robert Koenig 63)
Pretoria 191-6 (Tim Ferguson 71 not out)
Pretoria won by four wickets
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