Oppenheimer Michaelmas Day 1 & 2 Thrills and Spills

Mon, 06/10/2014 - 15:49
  • Oppenheimer Michaelmas Cricket Week

The first round of the Oppenheimer Week hosted by Maritzburg College saw four exciting finishes on Saturday, as well as three big scores and a healthy crop of wickets for the top bowlers.

three big scores and a healthy crop of wickets for the top bowlers.



Day two on Sunday also produced some superb cricket and with the weather gods in tune with leather on willow the outlook is good for two more superb days.


At St Charles Oval on Saturday, Hudson Park made 248 for eight in their allotted 50 overs against St Charles College, Tim Niemand – in his fourth Oppenheimer Week - getting 123 with Luke Dallas scoring 40, while opening bowler Kylan Naidoo was the pick of the Saints attack with three for 19.



St Charles were outstanding in their reply, scoring 249 for eight to win by two wickets with the second century of the match



St Charles were outstanding in their reply, scoring 249 for eight to win by two wickets with the second century of the match going to Mark Ortmann who scored 118 in this his third Oppenheimer Week, while Axola Ngwana was the standout bowler for Hudson with four for 36.



At Barns, Michaelhouse’s gun batsman Jason Marshall led his side from the front, making 100 not out as he and Brandon Tattam (46) overhauled the St Andrews Grahamstown total of 196 all out to win by eight wickets.



Affies fought back well from a shaky start to total 201 by the 50th over with Dandre Kirstein 

Earlier, St Andrews total of 196 had been highlighted by a 42 from Andrew Mills and a 37 by Camran Macfarlane while Michaelhouse’s SA U18 hockey striker Gareth Macaskill snapped up three for 20.



Westlake Boys High of New Zealand were bowled out for 99 against Jeppe with Ben Beecroft top-scoring on 34. In reply, the Johannesburg lads from Jeppe ran down the target with comfort to win by seven wickets.



On Goldstones, Affies fought back well from a shaky start to total 201 by the 50th over with Dandre Kirstein hitting 47 while David Small’s four for 28 stood tall for Maritzburg College.



The home school were looking well on course to win but the Pretoria lads showed the necessary steel when it mattered and the Red, Black and White fell an agonising four runs short of victory, much to the disappointment of their loyal band of supporters.



The massive talent that is Bradley Hope top-scored for College with 65 and his departure to Australia in the next few months will leave a big hole. The standout performer with the ball for Affies was Ruben Trimpelmann with three for 44.

The massive talent that is Bradley Hope top-scored for College with 65 and his departure to Australia in the next few months will leave a big hole.



In the hospitable surrounds of the Beaumont Eston Farmers Club outside Pietermaritzburg, the remarkable batting-in-depth of coach Jimmy Cook’s King Edward VI School (KES) ensured the lads from Houghton reached a formidable 260 against DHS with Shane Dadswell smashing a trademark 88.



Durban High School (DHS) scored 194 in their dig with Tafara Mapawira getting 41 and Nathan Gounder 51. The men who did the damage for captain Grant Roelofsen’s KES were Napoleon de Beer (three for 30) and Keegan Oschger (three for 31) to ensure that the Johannesburgers won by a healthy 66 runs.



A match that was a nail-biter of note saw Glenwood edge out Pretoria Boys High School (PBHS) by two wickets. In a virtual carbon copy of the Hudson Park/St Charles match, PBHS scored 246 to which Glenwood replied with 249 for eight. Top-scorers for PBHS were captain Daelon Campbell (74) and opener Matthew Nicholls (34) while Jordan Grobbelaar took four for 37.

A match that was a nail-biter of note saw Glenwood edge out Pretoria Boys High School (PBHS) by two wickets



Grobbelaar’s team-mate Mickey Hay led the Glenwood run charge with a 70 and Jerome Bossr got 39 as the Durban lads got home with two wickets to spare, while Thomas Mashiane took three for 49 for PBHS.



Coach Craig Hoyer’s St Albans lads made short work of the KZN Development XI to win by eight wickets. KZN Development XI were shot out for 89 with Hayden Symonds taking four for 30. Opener Josh van Heerden was unbeaten on 32 by the time St Albans ran down the target with eight wickets to spare.

St Davids fell a heart-breaking eight runs short, ending on 263 all out



Kearsney and St Davids were in a thriller, with the Botha’s Hill boys getting 271 for seven in their 50 as James Tedder top-scored with 65 and the support came from Tristan Tedder (45), Matthew Carlson (41) and James Stamatis (34). Chad Classen took three for 54.



St Davids fell a heart-breaking eight runs short, ending on 263 all out. Asher Binder (54), Dean Wyatt (63) and Asad Boomgard (40) got runs while Francois van der Merwe took three for 27 for Kearsney.



At the spacious Varsity Oval, St Johns College outplayed Northwood in a 108-run victory, the Houghton, Johannesburg boys getting 266 in their 50 overs with Jake Alfred hitting 56, Farhaan Sayanvala getting 47 and Lorenzo Masselli 56. The pick of the Durban North bowlers was captain Nazeer Jaffer who picked up four for 48. 



Northwood managed 159 in their knock, Blade Capell stroking 51, while the St Johns star Ndumiso Mvelase was the bowler of the day with an impressive fifer - the SA U19 player’s five for 23 the lone five-wicket haul.



DAY 2 SCORES IN BRIEF


Affies 280/6 (Jaques de Graaf 121, Ruan de Swardt 78).
DHS 90 (Uli Boezaart 3/21, Ihan Grobler 3/17).
Affies won by 190 runs.

Glenwood 304/8 (Mickey Hay 100*, Cameron Flowers 48).
St Johns 110 (Jake Alfred 34, Matthew Kirkham 5/23).
Glenwood won by 194 runs.


KES 193 (Matthew Thornhill 40, Naps de Beer 35). 
Kearsney 189/8 (Keegan Foss 36, Matthew Carlson 36, James Tedder 42*, Tony de Zorzi 3/35).
KES won by 4 runs.


Hudson Park 86 (Bradley Wheal 4/11).
KZN Dev 87/1 (Carter Nkabule 52, Gavin Reddy 34*).
KZN Dev won by 9 wickets.


Maritzburg College 209/9 (Bradley Hope 83 not out, Shaun Wormington 40, Akshay Maharaj 4/39).
Jeppe 193 (Keegan Jacobs 43, Jason Barley 34, Linardo Phillips 32, Jean De Wet 3/21). Maritzburg College won by 17 runs.


St Davids 245 (Asad Boomgard 75, Asher Binder 60, Spencer Botes 52, Cameron Oldfield 3/40 Gareth Macaskill 3/30).
Michaelhouse 212 (Gareth Macaskill 36, Dale Beckley 33, Brendon Bergs 36, Chad Classen 3/36). 
St David’s won by 33 runs.


Northwood 154 (Keagan Rawling 80, Frank Norval 5/33).
St Andrews 156/3 (Brendan Owen 33, Andrew Mills 51*).
St Andrews won by 7 wickets.


St Charles College 170/6 (Cameron Brown 64*).
St Albans 174/2 (Josh van Heerden 52*, Hayden Symonds 89*).
St Albans won by 8 wickets.


Westlake 127 (Angus McKenzie 34, William O’ Donnell 38).
PBHS 129/0 (Matthew Nicholls 80*, Chris Britz 40*).
PBHS won by 10 wickets.

 

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