The St Charles College first XI built on their four-wicket victory over Glenwood the previous week to record a meritorious 28-run win over the Maritzburg College first XI on Goldstones Saturday.
College won 7 of their 9 completed matches against Saints and overall won 9 of their 14 matches over the course of Saturday.
Feature photo: The victorious St Charles College first XI on Goldstones Saturday.
The St Charles College first XI did very well to consolidate and build a defendable total after being put in to bat on a grassy Goldstones pitch that assisted the quicker bowlers in the morning session. Saints were 17 for two after 8 overs with College opening bowlers Bryn Brokensha and Matthew Ponter asking plenty of questions of the batsmen.
Saints captain Jason Muirhead continued his excellent run with the bat, scoring 88 on Goldstones Saturday to go with his unbeaten 73 in the win over Glenwood. N. Zuma scored 54 as the third-wicket Saints partnership proved to be a decisive factor in the match.
The Saints innings closed at 216 for six at the conclusion of their 50 overs, Ponter and Cayden Hohls getting 2 wickets apiece.
Creedon Smith (36) and Caleb Thomas (44) had done much of the work in getting College to a handily-placed 97 for two at afternoon tea. Needing 116 to win off the remaining 25 overs with 8 wickets still intact, College were in a strong position.
St Charles, to their credit, managed to restrict the run rate and the pressure built on the College batsmen. A key phase of the match saw College’s total of 144 for 3 descend to 152 for 6 and ultimately to 188 all out in the 50th over. Bryn Brokensha (34) was the other College batsman to get more than 30. Saints’ T. Khonat again picked up 3 wickets (3 for 48) to add to his 3-34 against Glenwood the previous Saturday.
1st Team in brief: St Charles College 216/6 (J Muirhead 88 N Zuma 54, C Hohls 2-36, M Ponter 2-43) Maritzburg College 188 all out (C Smith 36, C Thomas 44, B Brokensha 34, T Khonat 3-48). SCC won by 28 runs.
Maritzburg College’s Summary of Cricket Results
|1st||SCC||SCC 216 for 6.
College 188 all out.
College lost by 28 runs
|2nd||SCC||SCC 165 all out; Armstrong 4/51 in 9, Nkabinde 3/26
College 166 for 7 in 38.2; Currie 73, Khumalo 27, Thomson 23
College won by 3 wickets
|3rd||SCC||College 102 all out.
College lost by 21 runs
|5th||SCC||SCC 68 all out;
College 71/5 in 17.3 overs.
College won by 5 wickets
|U16A||SCC||SCC 90 all out; Gibson 4/11
College 91 for 5,
College won by 5 wickets
|U16B||SCC||SCC 124 all out; Armstrong 4/14
College 125/3; Erasmus 32, Warren 33 n/o
College won by 7 wickets
|U16C||Howick||Howick 16A 95/6;
College won by 2 wickets
|U15C||Howick||College & Howick 73 all out.
|U15D||SCC||SCC 161 all out, College 85 all out
College lost by 76 runs
|U14A||SCC||College 219 all out. De Bruyn 60, Fabre 29
SCC 195/10; Gasa 4/28, Naidoo 2/19
College won by 24 runs
|U14B||SCC||SCC 145 all out; Francis 2/12
College 149/6; Thompson 37, Cook 36
College won by 4 wickets
|U14C||SCC||SCC 50 all out;
College won by 9 wickets
|U14D||HUB||HUB 148 for 5
College 77 all out
College lost by 71 runs
|College 132/3; Dickason 46
College won by 48 runs