The last day of the Michaelmas Cricket Festival brought with it some interesting T20 results, writes THEO GARRUN.
Perhaps they had one leg on the homeward-bound busses, or maybe it was the potluck nature of T20 cricket, but the final day of the Michaelmas Cricket Week in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday saw the majority of the Gauteng teams implode and go down to their KZN opposition.
Only King Edward and Pretoria Boys’ High of the Gauteng schools managed to win and keep their unbeaten records intact. Grey College were the third side to go through unbeaten in the week, beating St John’s by a whopping 154 runs in a T20 match on Tuesday.
KES beat Kearsney by 40 runs to end as the most impressive side on view over the four days. Their captain for the rest of the season, Bryce Parsons, was one of the best players on view, scoring a century on day two and being among the runs and wickets in all of their encounters.
Pretoria Boys’ High beat Northwood on Tuesday after accounting for DHS, Kearsney and St Charles in their earlier encounters and showed impressive consistency.
Maritzburg College’s Andre Bradford got the only century of the final day, scoring 107 against Westlake in one of the few 50-over games scheduled, with Hilton’s Michael Sclanders got 87 against St Andrew’s in one of the other 50-over affairs. Sclanders is enjoying a rich vein of form, having made 150 against Westlake and 53 against KES.
Hudson Park’s Raheem Moonieyan stood out among the bowlers, as his 7-17 against Glenwood was the best bowling return of the week, while on Tuesday he took 4-39 against Michaelhouse.
Michaelmas Cricket Festival – scores day four
Maritzburg College 291-7 (Andre Bradford 107, Jacques van der Walt 100; Ben Drown 4-53)
Westlake 140 (Tom Pleciak 33, Joseph Moore 31; Tristan Elam 4-46, Chad Fortmann 3-45)
Maritzburg College won by 151 runs
Pretoria 134-5 (Brandon Kruger 33; Thulani Chiliza 2-21)
Northwood 126-8 (Finn Whittle 36 not out; Jaryd van Straaten 2-23)
Pretoria won by eight runs
DHS 138-5 (Tinashe Nenhunzi 56; Christopher Williamson 2-25)
St Alban’s 134-8 (Jordan Landsberg 25; Jordan Bride 2-19)
DHS won by four runs
Glenwood 121-8 (Steven Naidoo 33 not out; Neo Felane 2-21)
CSA TAP 63 (Naidoo 3-10, Bandile Ngcobo 3-17)
Glenwood won by 58 runs
Hilton 310-7 (James Ritchie 77, Michael Sclanders 84, Gareth Schreuder 46, Joshua Watt 37 not out; Liyama Dotwana 2-32)
St Andrew’s 214 (Callum Francis 47, Ryan Stoddart 36; Sclanders 4-24)
Hilton won by 96 runs
Jeppe 132-9 (Nhlanhla Mashigo 31; Francois Fourie 3-18)
Westville 133-6 (Jeandre Viljoen 34, Matthew Pollard 29 not out)
Westville won by four wickets
KES 159-8 (Heinrigh Pieterse 43, Jason Bracher 27; Robbie Koenig 3-29)
Kearsney 119 (Cade Carmichael 40; Keanan Chamier 3-35, Dylan Fiebiger 3-16)
KES won by 40 runs
St Charles College 175-5 (Clive Madande 37, Nathaniel Benjamin 39, Wesley Madhevere 58 not out)
St Stithians 109 (Jason Login 2-22, Madande 2-6)
St Charles College won by 66 runs
Michaelhouse 166 (Raheem Mooineyan 4-39)
Hudson Park 167-7 (Nonelela Yikha 66; Fraser Jones 2-32)
Hudson Park won by three wickets
Grey College 202-8 (Danwich Beukes 76, CP Klijnhans 57; Jack Stuart 3-13. Jack Lees 3-31)
St John’s 48 (Tsidiso Kheswa 4-12; Chris Neethling 3-9)
Grey College won by 154 runs
Affies 117-7 (Ximus Du Plooy 40)
Clifton 119-3 (Matthew Montgomery 48 not out)
Clifton won by seven wickets
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