Hilton Clifton Kearsney & Michaelhouse first XI matches in Cape Town today

It’s full-throttle action from today for four KZN10 school first XIs at the Independent Schools Cricket Festival hosted by Bishops in Cape Town.

KZN10.com will endeavour to give you report-backs on today’s Bishops vs Michaelhouse, Hilton vs Rondebosch and Kearsney vs Scotch College (Perth, Oz) 50-over matches, the 1,5 day Clifton vs Falcon College (southern Matabeleland, Zim) match, as well as this evening’s Michaelhouse vs Scotch College T20 day/night game.

Feature image: Hilton College first XI in the field this morning vs hosts Rondebosch.


This week’s Independent Schools Cricket Festival fixtures in Cape Town.


Meanwhile, going into today’s second day of the 1,5 day match, the overnight score on the relative small Oaks Field at Bishops(in contrast to the Frank Reid [first] XI Oval) it was Clifton College first XI head coach Yashin Ebrahim and captain Daniel Elgar’s lads who were in the prime seats.

Day  1 (Tuesday)scores in brief
Falcon 1st inn 37 all out (Byron McDonough 3-8)
Clifton College 1st inn 226-8 (Josh Platford 54, Nabeel Jeewa 34, Daniel Elgar 31).

Clifton College first XI in Cape Town: Byron McDonough, Matthew Adams, Ariq Chetty, Kemuel Moodley, Daniel Elgar (capt), Nabeel Jeewa, Josh Platford, Ryan Koekemoer, Teague Ridgway, John Munford, Zedan Mohamed, Marco Mottura, Souvahn Naicker
Team management – Head coach Matt Savage – Cricket pro Yash Ebrahim – Director of cricket Wayne Scott


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* And in a pre-festival limited-over match on Wynberg Old Boy Jacques Kallis’s pristine Oval yesterday, the hosts beat Michaelhouse by 33 runs.

After winning the toss Wynberg posted 212 in 43 overs; to which Michaelhouse replied with 179/4 in their allotted 45 overs.

* The 96- and 55-run partnerships for the first and third wickets respectively set up the Wynberg win.

The House wicket-takers were:

Opener Roeland van den Berg 8 overs 3 maidens for 22 runs & 2 wkts
Oliver Morgan 7-1-28-2
Jack Trotter 9-1-59-2
James Fleming 9-1-38-3
Jared Meiring 1-0-1-1


The Ben Rebeck 50 in a losing cause on Goldstones 1st term last year epitomised the unruffled fighting spirit of the 2019 Michaelhouse first XI captain, whose 63* off 88 balls vs Wynberg yesterday included 4 fours and 2 sixes. Photo Jono Cook


* The run outs of opener Jared Meiring and number 4 Ryan Stringer did not serve the House run chase well.

Adrian Fisher (47 off 72 balls with 4 fours) and captain Ben Rebeck (63* 86b 4×4 2×6) put on 72 for the 4th wicket.

The pair were the notable batting performers for House.

Michaelhouse team batting order: Jared Meiring, Callum Porrill, Adrian Fisher, Ryan Stringer, Ben Rebeck (capt), Luke Gammie, Roeland van der Berg, Oliver Morgan, Gavin Veenstra, James Fleming, Harry Nel, Jack Trotter, Campbell Davis-Webb
Coach: Dean Forword


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ALSO YESTERDAY, on the picturesque Frank Reid Oval at Bishops, Kearsney first XI pulled off a thrilling 2-run win over the hosts.

After winning the toss Kearsney scored 241/8 in their 50 overs to which Bishops replied with 239/8 in their 50.

Kearsney opener Jarred Uys (35 58b 5×4) got the ball rolling, captain Jordan Bamber (45 48b 4×4 2×6) upped the pace and Cade Carmichael (64 51b 3×4 5×6 strike rate 125) together with number 9 Jared Brien (41* 33b 1×4 3×6 strike rate 124) put the innings on ice with a hurricane 112 for the 8th wicket.


All-rounder Cade Carmichael was in punishing form with the bat (64 51b 3×4 5×6) during the Kearsney College first XI’s memorable2-run win over Bishops.


Kearsney’s wicket-takers instrumental in Bishops falling 2 runs short of parity were:

Opener Jared Brien 11-2-51-1
First-change Josh Stocks 10-0-29-2
Chase Kelly 9-1-46-1
Kyle Potter 3-0-19-1

* THREE RUN OUTS effected by Kearsney at the death also played a key role in the Botha’s Hill lads’ nerve-shredding win.

Kearsney team in batting order: Louis Nel, Jarred Uys, Dale Young, Jordan Bamber (capt), Dylan Hulett, Cade Carmichael, Matthew Horn, Chase Kelly, Jared Brien, Kyle Potter, Josh Stocks, Ezra Tsela
Coach Jordan Gregory & manager Andre van Zyl


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* Kearsney lost to St Johns (Harare, Zimbabwe) in the T20 day-night match Tuesday evening. – See the next post for info.


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