The first round of matches in the St David’s time cricket festival produced three wins and one draw, seven centuries and some good spin bowling in conditions that definitely favoured the batsmen, writes THEO GARRUN.
There was also some good captaincy, from Neo Felane, skipper of the CSA Talent Acceleration Programme (TAP) side in particular. He enforced the follow-on against St Alban’s 134 ahead, and ended up having to chase 94 in 34 overs. They got there with two wickets to spare in an exciting contest.
King Edward needed 142 to win in just over an hour against Maritzburg College and made it quite comfortably, with nine wickets in hand, thanks to an opening stand of 90 between Jason Bracher (50) and Joshua Streak (52 not out).
The game between St David’s and St Andrew’s was called off with St Andrew’s 68 without loss, chasing 250 in a high-scoring encounter which saw three centuries and three half-centuries scored.
King Edward’s Henrigh Pieterse resumed on 94 not out in the morning against Martizburg College and didn’t take long to reach his century. He then opened up and was eventually out for 190 off just 105 balls, with 15 fours and six sixes. There was one other century on day two, to add to the five from day one. Corne Viljoen of St Andrew’s made 102 in their drawn match with the hosts.
St Alban’s vs Maritzburg College (Gier Oval)
St David’s vs CSA TAP XI
KES vs Clifton
St Stithiansvs St Andrew’s.
CSA TAP XI vs St Alban’s
TAP 1st innings 246-9 (Bonga Makhaha 54, MemeloSephati 42, Marco Jansen 62; Rein Hulme 3-31. St Alban’s 1st innings 113 all out (Ross Whitelaw 49, Odirile Modikoane 7-6). St Alban’s 2nd innings 222 (Ross Whitelaw 38, Rein Hulme 70; Jacques Vosloo 3-28, Neo Felane 3-46. TAP 2nd innings 95-8 (Tahir Isaacs 34; Bradley Leonard 3-19, Rein Hulme 3-24). TAP won by two wickets
St David’s vs St Andrew’s
St David’s 1st innings 298-7 (Alex Lategan 106, Jacob Miltz 130). St Andrew’s 1st innings 271-4 (Corne Viljoen 102, Reece Van Staden 37, RuanCronje 63, Henre Koekemoer 30). St David’s 2nd innings 226-3 (Alex Lategan 60, Graeme Van Niekerk 45, Jacob Miltz 67). St Andrew’s 2nd innings 68-0 (Corne Viljoen 34 not out, GerritBadenhorst 30 not out). Match drawn.
King Edward vs Maritzburg College
Maritzburg College 1st innings 251-9 (Jarred Campbell 51. Andre Bradford 46, Brynley Noble 41, Dean Dyer 43, Mondli Khumalo 3-64; Bryce Parsons 3-59, Keegan Jansen Van Rensburg 3-64. King Edward 2nd innings 364-8 (Bryce Parsons 117, Heinrigh Pieterse 190). Maritzburg College 2nd innings 254 (Jacques Van der Walt 70, Andre Bradford 34, Dean Dyer 76 not out, Cameron Holloway 31). KES 2nd innings 142-1 (Jason Bracher 50, Joshua Streak 52 not out, Bryce Parsons 36 not out). KES won by 9 wickets.
St Stithans vs Clifton
Clifton 1st innings 108 (John Munford 26; Joshua Hoffman 8/36). St Stithians 1st innings 388/8 (Cameron Shekleton 131, Cameron Rowe 156, Liam Mc Carthy 39, Johan Mulder 34). Clifton 2nd innings 165 (Daniel Elgar 41; Joshua Hoffman 6-25). St Stithians won by an innings and 115 runs.
The Fasken purple caps for the players of the day in each team were awarded to:
Heinrigh Pieterse – KES
Dean Dyer – Maritzburg College
Johno Elgar – Clifton Durban
Cameron Shekelton – St Stithians
Rein Hulme – St Alban’s
Neo Felane – CSA TAP Team
Jacob Miltz – St David’s
Ruan Cronje – St Andrew’s
Photo: Theo Garrun