Westville first XI notch win on Goldstones

Westville and Maritzburg College were involved in a heartening 15 cricket fixtures on Saturday and while College won 11 of those matches it was the Westville first XI who took the honours on Goldstones.

The visiting Westville skipper won the toss and put the College first team in to bat on their home turf in the KZN capital.

Feature pic: After their win on Goldstones the Westville first XI went to Snows to support their U14A team to victory.

“College were not able to put together any meaningful partnerships up front and the Westville bowling attack was able to restrict College to 52 for 4 at tea,” said College coach Robbie Coutts.

Westville were able to pin the College batsmen down and runs were scarce. The solitary substantial partnership was that between Luc Jacobs (61) and Bryn Brokensha (27). With wickets falling at crucial times College weren’t able to kick on and the outcome was a total of 151 for 9 wickets in their allotted 50 overs.

In contrast, Westville got off to a flier with 30 runs on the board after the first 3 overs and at the start of over 16 the opening batsmen were still together. Cayden Hohls then managed to break up the openers but at afternoon tea Westville were in a strong position at 105 for two.


Maritzburg College’s Luc Jacobs, running in from the Princess Margaret Drive End, launches into his delivery stride.
Credit: Justin Waldman Sports Photography


Westville navigated the home stretch well and reached their winning target for the loss of 3 wickets and with more than 50 balls to spare.

There was an outstanding 77-run win for the Maritzburg College U16A team against the strong Westville side at Collegians Club while College won the U15A match by 7 seven runs and Westville U14A were comprehensive 90-run winners.

First XI: Maritzburg College 151/9 (Jacobs 59; Ngugi 3-28, Mahomed 3-31) Westville 152/3 (Gopalan 52, Pillay 48*, Simpson 33) Westville won by 7 wickets.
Second XI: Westville 217/9 (Thandar 60, Maxwell 37) Maritzburg College 218/6 (Quin 52, Woolridge 40, Currie 34, Armstrong 30) College won by 4 wkts.
Thirds: Westville 131/8 (Young 38) MC 134/3 (Thompson 50) College won by 7 wkts.
Fourths: Westville 75 (Stead 4-14, McIlrath 3-7, Lawrence 3-12) MC 76/8 won by 2 wkts.
U16A: College 223/7 (De Costa 60, Miller 50, Hosking 37) Westville 146 (Robertson 32, Jordaan 30, De Costa 3-17) MC won by 77 runs.
U16B: College 69 (Hughes 5-17, Bremer 3-23) Westville 70/1 won by 9 wickets.
U16C: Westville 146/6 (Madison 31, Paverd 31; Samuel 3-30) MC 147/6 (Bernstein 80*; Maseko 3-27) MC won by 4 wkts.
U15A: College 155 (Bester 38; Pillay 3-26) Westville 148. MC won by 7 runs.
U15B: College 122 (Mitchell 3-9) Westville 91 (Sutcliffe 33; Van der Vliet 4-15, Clark 3-3). MC won by 31 runs.
U15C: Westville 128/6 and MC 122/7. Westville won by 6 runs.
U14A: Westville 261 (McGough 56, Delvin 33, Baudach 48; Gasa 3-47) College 171 (De Bruyn 39, Du Toit 34; McGough 4-25). Westville won by 90 runs.
U14B: Westville 85 and MC 90/3 for MC to win by 7 wkts.
U14C: Westville 35 and MC 36/3 for MC to win by 7 wkts.
U14D: Westville 86/9 (Ncula 4-14) MC 89/2 (Maud 42) MC won by 8 wkts.
U14E: MC 118/5 and Westville 101/5 (Lee 46) MC won by 17 runs.

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