Mike Hill
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31 Jan 2012

Michaelhouse return as victors, Hilton trump College

Mike Hill

THE four midlands boys’ schools, Maritzburg College, Michaelhouse, Hilton and St Charles, have had a busy week on the cricket field....

THE four midlands boys’ schools, Maritzburg College, Michaelhouse, Hilton and St Charles, have had a busy week on the cricket field.

In addition to Saturday’s games, they have been involved in the Sunfoil Night league, and on Sunday the four schools played in the CSA T20 semi-finals to decide the KZN Inland finalists.


Glenwood vs Michaelhouse

Hosts Glenwood won the toss and elected to bat on a wicket notorious for becoming less batter friendly in the afternoon. A 69-run opening partnership between Rishen Ramlugan and Wesley McLean promised a useful total.

At that stage, Michaelhouse had used four bowlers without any luck before left arm spinner Luke Stevens was brought on to bowl.

It did not take him long to find his rhythm and then wickets tumbled. He removed both openers and the next three top-order batsmen in a marvellous spell of bowling.

Glenwood suddenly found themselves on 90 for five which then became 90 for six then 109 for eight when he took his sixth wicket.

Glenwood were eventually all out in the 48th over for 154.

The previous week the Durban boys had bowled College for a similar score and Glenwood probably thought they would do it again.

Two early wickets were down before Robbie Anderson, who attacked from the first ball, and Greg Oldfield got Michaelhouse to 53 before they lost the third wicket in Anderson for 38 off 29 balls. Oldfield held the innings together and he and Chris Brits took the side to a five-wicket victory in the 44th over.

Glenwood 154 (Ramlugan 31, McLean 25, Stevens 6/23)

Michaelhouse 156-5 (Anderson 38, Oldfield 69*)

Michaelhouse won by 5 wkts


Hilton vs Maritzburg College

Hilton elected to bat first on a good looking pitch, but were soon in trouble with two wickets falling within the first six overs to Daryn Dupavillon.

Young Ross Talmage, in his debut game, was joined by Tom Curran and they not only steadied the ship, but took the game away from College.

They hit the College attack to all parts of the Hart-Davis Oval.

The third wicket partnership yielded 163 runs off 212 balls and was ended when Curran lost his wicket in the 41st over with the total on 188. He had made 80 runs off 107 balls.

Two further wickets fell, but Hilton were still in a comfortable position on 201 for five with seven overs remaining and Talmage still at the crease. As he neared his century College lifted their intensity and Dupavillon bowled him on 95 with a fast yorker.

Hilton reached a creditable 234 for seven and Dupavillon a further wicket to post excellent figures of four for 18 off his 10 overs.

College started off in an even worse way, losing two wickets with just 10 runs on the board. Karl Hillermann (35) and Gareth Orr (31) added 59 for the third wicket to take them to 69 for three and then Tyrone Walsh (13) and Tim Guise-Brown, a good 63 off 65 balls, added 60 for the fifth wicket.

In fast-fading light College were bowled out for 212 in the 49th over. Curran added four wickets to his good batting innings to be Hilton’s main hero on the day.

Hilton 234-7 (Talmage 95, Curran 80, Dupavillon 4/18)

M College 212 (Hillermann 35, Orr 31, Guise-Brown 63, Curran 4/31)

Hilton won by 22 runs


St Charles vs Kearsney

Visitors Kearsney won the toss and batted on a hard and true batting surface. Overcast conditions did give the St Charles bowlers some help and the Kearsney batsmen had to work hard for their runs in the first period.

A late start to the game saw the overs reduced to 45 overs each. After 22 overs Kearsney had reached 80 for three.

Travis Pears had made 35. When James Lambert came to the crease the scoring rate increased with his ending on 64. A little cameo for the unbeaten seventh wicket between Tyler Smith (28 off 15 balls) and T Whitelaw (26 off 18 balls) took Kearsney to 229 for six in the allotted 45 overs.

St Charles never threatened as wickets fell regularly and only Matt Ford showed the necessary determination as he made 50 out of St Charles’ total of 128. Whitelaw captured four wickets for 32 in eight overs.

Kearsney 229-6 (Pears 35, Lambert 64, Smith 28*, Whitelaw 26*)

St Charles 128 (Ford 50, Whitelaw 4/32)

Kearsney won by 101 runs



Other results:

Clifton 244-5 (Compton 98*, Logan 43, Muthusamy 41, Ross 3/36)

St Henrys 148 (Wheal 3/31, Muthusamy 3/32)

Clifton won by 96 runs

Voortrekker 136 (Thunissen 3/45)

Carter 126

Vortrekker won by 10 runs

Thomas More 91

Kloof 92-5

Kloof won by 5 wkts

M College III 72 (Noah 3/11, Tarr 3/14)

Weston 73-3 (Duncan-Anderson 42)

Weston won by 7 wkts