St David’s Marist Inanda Prep School are hosting an under-12 festival involving eight schools this weekend, writes THEO GARRUN.
St David’s played 50-over games on Friday and will play a 10-over a side carnival knockout tournament on Saturday, before finishing off with a T20 match on Sunday morning.
Friday’s games saw some mammoth scores being racked up. Somerset College of Somerset West made 419-6 in their 50 overs, with two batsmen making centuries and one scoring 93. Tyrone Reith retired on 125, and Michael du Toit stepped down undefeated on 105. Clifton were then bowled out for 138, giving Somerset a 293-run win.
St David’s Prep’s Joseph MacRobert got the top score of the day, smashing 145 off 101 runs (24 fours and three sixes) as his side ammassed 396-8 against Heronbridge. Heronbridge made 239, falling 157 runs short of their target.
In the other games, St Peter’s edged Cornwall Hill by eight runs and Montrose beat the St Stithians U12B team by three wickets.
Somerset 419-6 (Jonathan Firth 93, Tyrone Reith 125 retired, Michael du Toit 105 retired; Ross Moller 2-68)
Clifton 138 (Nicholas Plotz 4-10)
Somerset won by 293 runs
St David’s 396-8 (Joseph MacRobert 145, Andy Holmes 53; Roger Evans 3-61)
Heronbridge 239 (Roger Evans 76, Codi Van Reenen 28 not out; Andy Holmes 4-3)
St David’s won by 157 runs
St Peter’s 259-9 (Dylan Hewlett 42, Michael Spencer 34, Kai Haskell 49 not out; Esosa Aihevba 3-36)
Cornwall Hill 251 (Joshua Andrews 42, Michael Peters 39, John-Hunter le Roux 72 not out; Dylan Hewlett 4-36)
St Peter’s won by eight runs
St Stithians 122
Montrose won by three wickets
On Saturday the schools will be divided into two pools and each will play three matches in the morning. The two pool winners will meet in the final at 3.45pm, preceded by the playoffs for the other positions.
Sunday’s T20 fixtures
Somerset vs Heronbridge
St David’s vs Montrose
St Peter’s vs Clifton
Cornwall Hill vs St Stithians.
Photo: Theo Garrun