Schools from the Highveld dominated the 55th edition of Maritzburg College’s cricket festival as Affies, St Alban’s and KES won all four of their matches.
The King Edward VII School (KES) captain and SA U19 star Grant Roelofsen said ahead his last appearance in the festival that it’s great to play against sides from different regions. He added that he also had some unfinished business.
‘This will be my third Oppenheimer Week, and my goal is to get my first hundred at the festival; it’s still a bit of a monkey on my back,’ the SA U19 wicketkeeper/batsman told The Witness.
Roelofsen didn’t manage to achieve his objective, but scored an unbeaten 94 against Glenwood and then 96 against Michaelhouse in his last two innings. The two nineties got his side over the line in both fixtures and ensured they headed back to Johannesburg with a perfect record.
Here are all the results:
St Charles beat Hudson Park by 2 wickets.
Jeppe beat Westlake Boys (New Zealand) by 7 wickets.
Michaelhouse beat St Andrew’s by 8 wickets.
Affies beat Maritzburg College by 4 runs.
KES beat DHS by 66 runs.
Glenwood beat Pretoria Boys by 2 wickets.
St Alban’s beat KZN Development XI by 8 wickets.
Kearsney beat St David’s by 8 runs.
St John’s beat Northwood by 108 runs.
Day 2, Sunday 05 October
Affies beat DHS by 190 runs.
Glenwood beat St John’s by 194 runs.
KES beat Kearsney by 4 runs.
KZN Development XI beat Hudson Park by 9 wickets.
Maritzburg College beat Jeppe by 17 runs.
St David’s beat Michaelhouse by 33 runs.
St Andrew’s beat Northwood by 7 wickets.
St Alban’s beat St Charles by 8 wickets.
Pretoria Boys beat Westlake Boys by 10 wickets.
Day 3, Monday 06 October
Maritzburg College beat Hudson Park by 147 runs.
St Andrew’s beat DHS by 6 wickets.
St David’s beat Michaelmas Invitation XI by 140 runs.
Pretoria Boys beat Northwood by 53 runs.
Affies beat Westlake Boys by 6 wickets.
St John’s beat Kearsney by 4 wickets.
St Alban’s beat Michaelhouse by 4 wickets.
Jeppe beat KZN Development XI by 3 runs.
KES beat Glenwood by 4 wickets.
Day 4, Tuesday 07 October
Affies beat Kearsney by 8 wickets.
St Alban’s beat Northwood by 1 run.
KZN Development XI tied with Pretoria Boys.
Glenwood beat Hudson Park by 96 runs.
KES beat Michaelhouse by 3 wickets.
St John’s beat DHS by 5 wickets.
Jeppe beat St Charles by 8 wickets.
St David’s beat Westlake Boys by 21 runs.
St Andrew’s beat Maritzburg College by 31 runs.