MARITZBURG COLLEGE

MARITZBURG COLLEGE

Maritzburg College weekend (26 Oct 2019) sports wrap

Maritzburg College’s cricket, basketball and water polo teams were in action this weekend with most of the fixtures at home against St Charles College.

Cricket
College’s cricket teams won 9 of the 15 matches played over the weekend most of which were against St Charles, although 5 of the games were abandoned due to lightning.

1st XI team report (Kyle Nipper)
The Maritzburg College 1st XI lost the toss and were asked to bowl. College dominated the start of the game – some brilliant fast bowling from openers Mondli Khumalo and Andile Simelane reducing St Charles to 19/3.

Featured pic: Maritzburg College’s last first XI match of the year.

St Charles then made a recovery through a superb partnership of close to 150 between Jason Login and captain Wes Madhevere before a one-handed diving Kent Goedeke catch got the breakthrough.

 

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At 166/4 St Charles were in a commanding position but the College bowlers then pegged things back with great control to eventually dismiss Saints for 205 with seamer Sanele Mbatha finishing 3/24.

The College chase got off to a good start with openers Tristan Elam and Andrew Todd scoring quickly and freely, getting College to 71 without loss before Elam got out. A few partnerships got College into a strong position at 139/4, needing 67 runs in 14 overs before rain interrupted the game and brought it to an end with no result.

Summary of Results

Team Result
1st match abandoned
2nd match abandoned
3rd won by 6 wickets (Gace 61*)
4th won by 4 wickets (Engelbrecht 71)
5th won by 72 runs
6th won by 81 runs (Schultz 70*)
15A match abandoned(Jacobs 60*)
15B match abandoned (Murray 81, De Bilo 69)
15C won by 22 runs (Hamilton 52)
15D won by 6 wickets
14A match abandoned (Armstrong 5/23)
14B won by 7 wickets
14C lost by 40 runs
14D won by 22 runs
14E won by 53 runs

 

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Basketball
Basketball’s 17 games were mostly against St Charles with College winning 14 of the games with great crowd support, especially of the 1st team game.

1st team report (Jenny Orchard)

The stage was set for a very exciting encounter as St Charles were ready to avenge their first term defeat. St Charles made their intentions clear in the first quarter with fast breaks and successful baskets and they soon built up a 10-point lead with College trailing 3-13 at the end of the first period.

College then played as a team and passed the ball around to create more opportunities and the boys started finding their feet, attacking the baskets and became comfortable with their shooting.

 

In a much-anticipated re-match after Maritzburg College won the first term match at Saints 42-41 and with a strong crowd support, Maritzburg College’s basketball 1st team played against St Charles (SCC) in an exciting game which eventually ended 58-54 to SCC. Photo: Olwethu Mlambo

 

Tapelo Mthombeni got his stroke on form and ended up as College’s top scorer. After he shot the first 3-pointer College players came back with fire, ending the quarter with a one-point difference.

The game was now on with St Charles realising that things were not going to be as easy as they had hoped. College team fouls came into play and this had a detrimental effect on the lead that College had gained.

Despite the vociferous encouragement from the College supporters, St Charles managed to win the game with free throws.

 

The Maritzburg College first team basketball boys… in the zone.

 

Of the 17 matches against St Charles, College won 14 and lost 3.

Summary of Results

Team Opponent Score Result
1st St Charles 54 – 58 Lost
2nd St Charles 32 – 44 Lost
3rd St Charles 36 – 24 Won
4th St Charles 26 – 27 Lost
5th St Charles 18 – 17 Won
16A St Charles 30 – 19 Won
16B St Charles 51 – 27 Won
16C St Charles 20 – 18 Won
16D St Charles 20 – 16 Won
15A St Charles 58 – 36 Won
15B St Charles 23 – 15 Won
15C St Charles 31 – 9 Won
15D St Charles 46 – 6 Won
14A St Charles 21 – 14 Won
14B St Charles 28 – 17 Won
14C St Charles 29 – 13 Won
14D St Charles 34 – 2 Won
SUMMARY vs SCC
Played 17
Won 14
Lost 3

 

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Water polo
The College 1st team participated in the Northwood Stayers tournament over the weekend.
The other College water polo teams played St Charles, with College winning all four of the games.

1st team report (Darren Sherriff)
College were in a preliminary round Group that consisted of Glenwood, Clifton, Kearsney and an Invitational team.

College 1st team’s first game was against Glenwood, which was a slow start for the RedBlackWhite, having to fight back from being 1-0 down in the first chukka. College then played well and came out victors 7-3.

In the next game the RedBlackWhite played Clifton in a tightly-contested match winning 5-3.

In the third pool game College played Kearsney- and it was not the best RedBlackWhite performance with the team going down 5-10. The last pool game was against the Invitational team and College won 7-2.

 

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This put our boys up against Westville in the cross-pool playoff. College pulled off a very tightly contested match 4-3 before meeting Reddam Highlands in the semi-finals, which saw #RedBlackWhite have a really slow start to the game and then trying to play catch-up from being 4-0 down in the first chukka.

College fought back but it was not enough and lost 5-9. In College’s final game, the team played Clifton again and were able to keep the opposition at bay by winning 4-2, placing 3rd in the tournament.

Summary of Results

Stayers Tournament
College vs Glenwood:7 -3 won
College vs Clifton : 5 – 3 won
College vs Kearsney: 5 -10 lost
College vs Invitational: 7 – 2 won
College vs Westville: 4 – 3 lost
College vs Highlands: 5 – 9 lost
College vs Clifton: 4-2 won
College finished 3rd


College vs St Charles

Team Opposition Score Result Coach Format
2nd St Charles 8 – 2 Won Makhathini 4 x 5 playing
3rd St Charles 13 – 2 Won Warr 4 x 5 playing
15A St Charles 12 – 4 Won Sutherland 4 x 5 playing
14A St Charles 12 – 7 Won Waters  4 x 5 playing

 

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