The St David’s two-day time cricket festival ended on Sunday with two draws and two 10-wicket wins in the four matches played.
There were three centuries and 14 half centuries scored over the two days, taking the total to 10 centuries and more than 20 half-centuries scored over the four days, with eight batsmen scoring in excess of 200 runs in their two matches.
It was a run fest, helped by good batting wickets and dry, dusty outfields that were very quick and difficult to field on. Bryce Parsons of King Edward made 102 against Clifton – his second hundred of the week – and Cameron Shekleton of St Stithians got 130 against St Andrew’s – also his second. The other hundred on day four was 122 from Gerrit Badenhorst of St Andrew’s against St Stithians.
The bowlers struggled in the conditions, with only four five-wicket hauls being recorded over the four games, two of them by St Stithians leg-spinner, Joshua Hoffman. The others came from two CSA Talent Acceleration (Tap) bowlers, Odirile Modikoane and Neo Felane.
King Edward beat Clifton by 10 wickets and the Tap side beat St David’s by 10 wickets in their second outings. They were the only teams to win both games during the festival.
Neo Felane took 10 wickets for the Tap side in their game against St David’s, a feat that saw him receive the prize as the top bowler of the festival. The batting prize went to Shekleton, who made 386 runs in all, while the player of the tournament was King Edward’s Parsons, who scored 356 runs and took nine wickets.
Maritzburg College vs St Alban’s
Maritzburg College 1st innings 240-9 (Andrew Todd 70, Brynley Noble 42, Dean Dyer 66 not out; Simon Miller 3-20).
St Alban’s 1st innings 121-7 (Ross Whitelaw 57; Jayden Gengan 4-36).
Maritzburg College 2nd innings 183-5 (Jacques van der Walt 54, Brynley Noble 45; Jordan Landsberg 3-29).
St Alban’s 2nd innings 258-7 (Ross Whitelaw 67, Rein Hulme 73).
CSA TAP vs St David’s
St David’s 1st innings 60 ( Narco Jansem 3-11, Neo Felane 3-4).
TAP 1st innings 218-9 (Tahir Isaacs 82, Jacques Volsoo 45, Marco Jansen 37; Bradley Griffin 3-37, Tetelo Maphaka 3-42).
St David’s 2nd innings 180 (Jacob Miltz 70).
TAP 2nd innings 23-0.
TAP won by 10 wickets.
King Edward vs Clifton
Clifton 1st innings 226 (Byron Mc Donnah 43, Ariq Chettey 34, Daniel Elgar 41, Nabeel Jeewa 31; Kenan Chamier 2-19).
KES 1st innings 378-9 (Jason Bracher 64, Joshua Streak 46, Bryce Parsons 102; Ariq Chetty 3-79).
Clifton 2nd innings 174 (Nabeel Jeewa 33, John Munford 32, Teegan Ridgeway 32; Crispin McKenzie 4-53, Bryce Parsons 3-9).
KES 2nd innings 23-0.
KES won by 10 wickets.
St Stithians vs St Andrew’s
St Andrew’s 1st innings 273-9 (Ruan Cronje 52, Henre Koekemoer 84 not out; Tristan Brooks 3-53, JP Bloem 3-31).
St Stithians 1st innings 332-1 (Cameron Rowe 90, Cameron Shekelton 130, Mudiwa Chanakira 99 not out).
St Andrew’s 2nd innings 279-2 (Corne Viljoen 51, Gerrit Bezuidenhout 122 not out, Ruan Cronje 50 not out).
Photo: Theo Garrun