Durban’s Clifton College first XI kicked off their 2019 campaign in style in Cape Town Wednesday with an innings and 102-run win over Falcon College of southern Matabeleland in Zimbabwe on the relatively small Oaks Field at Bishops(in contrast to the Frank Reid [first] XI Oval).
The experienced, highly regarded Wayne Scott, director of cricket at Clifton, had this to say about this Independent Schools Cricket Festival 1,5 day match-up:
“We take a lot of positives out of our overall performance against Falcon College Wednesday, keeping in mind the big test Thursday when we play home side Rondebosch, who beat Hilton Wednesday.
“Falcon looked a bit short on cricket whereas we have prepared well for this festival with a good few sessions before we left Durban with [Clifton cricket pro] Yash [Ebrahim], [first XI head coach] Matt [Savage] and myself.
Best wishes from KZN10.com for the formidable challenge at Rondebosch today guys.
SCORES IN BRIEF
Falcon first innings 37 all out (Byron McDonough 3/8, Teague Ridgway 2/13, Josh Platford 2/10, Marco Mottura 2/6)
Clifton College first innings 284 all out (Josh Platford 54, Nabeel Jeewa 34, Daniel Elgar 31, John Munford 46*)
Falcon 2nd innings 145 all out (Marco Mottura 3/36, Souvahn Naicker 3/7, John Munford 2/42)
Clifton won by innings and 102 runs
Clifton first XI
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 –
Wayne Scott (director of cricket)
Matt Savage (first XI head coach)
Yash Ebrahim (Clifton cricket pro)
- Ollie [the X-Factor!) Cash (Clifton’s outstanding strength & conditioning coach) is not with the side this time round.