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Appollis bowling helped Paul Roos to victory at Fasken Time Cricket Festival

By Alex Ralston , in Cricket | News , at 2023-09-02

MATTHEW WEST, captain of St David’s Marist. PHOTO: Theo Garrun

The second day of the St David’s Fasken Festival got underway with several teams eyeing a win, rather than playing cautiously for a draw. 

Two out of the four matches played ended with a result, while the rest of the matches all played out to draws, Paul Roos and St John’s College walked away with victories. 

Paul Roos Gimnasium from Stellenbosch cruised to a 9 wicket victory over local side Hoërskool Noordheuwel as the side struggled to put themselves in a competitive position.

The batsmen from Krugersdorp will want to aim to spend some more time at the crease in their next fixture. 

Callum Appollis was pick of the bowlers from the Cape, taking 8 wickets across both innings and was well aided by Liam Basson in the second innings who ended with figures 4/35. 

St John’s College’s Alec Loveland, partnered with Cole Francis, in the first innings and Christopher Ford in the second innings, bowling in tandem and picking up crucial wickets to apply pressure on St Andrew’s College. The right arm medium pacer Loveland ended with match figures of 7/145, resulting in a 58 run win for St John’s. 

The second day saw two centurions in the same match. The honours going to St Stithians opener Pranav Raichetti who managed to carry his bat over night, and ended on 110 from 147 balls, which he excellently followed up with 60 from 73 balls in the second innings.  . Waterkloof’s Alexander Volschenk scored a patient 112 from 140 balls. The wicket was fairly flat which resulted in the match panning out to a stalemate.

Maritzburg openers Caleb Thomas and Liam Armstrong were not quite finished with the hosts piling on an opening stand of 122 from 142 balls, with each scoring 76 from 106 balls and 60 from 63 balls. Ryan Mckean batted quickly scoring a rapid 78 from 73 balls, to take the match further away from St Davids.

In response St David’s opener Reece Reddy scored from 85 from 88 balls,and was well supported by skipper Matthew West who scored a patient 68 from 99 balls, ensuring that the side were not bowled out in the chase. 

Callum Ritchie of King Edward VII put in a good all-round performance bagging himself figures of 5/64 in the Lions Invitational XI second innings, before scoring 70 from 76 balls at a strike-rate of 92.11. KES ended up securing a draw in the process. 

Jeppe made it difficult for Clifton College after ensuring that they had put a substantial lead on the board after batting well in the second innings. Clifton’s Shahzaad Perumal took 5/94 making him the only bowler on day two with a five-wicket haul. Jeppe tried hard to push for a win, but were unable to bowl out the opposition, with Sipho Potsane bowling well for his 3/38. 

Although it wasn’t the highest score from any of the matches a gutsy innings of 47* off 141 balls from Clifton’s opener Muhammed Malek, allowed him to soak up the pressure. This resulted in his side fighting for a draw.

The teams will be back tomorrow with not much rest inbetween the games. This is what makes the festival so exciting is that players will need to bring their A-games as their levels of fitness and mental strength will be tested over the next two days in the last round of fixtures. 

Summarised Scorecards: 

Maritzburg College first innings 359/3 from 60 overs (Caleb Thomas 166, Liam Armstrong 113; Joshua Evens 1/14, Oliver Botha 1/59); St David’s Marist Inanda first innings 269/9 from 60 overs (Matthew West 52, Kabir Bhattacharjee 51, Extras 23; James Wiggill 2/17, Chad Mason 2/57); Maritzburg College second innings 264/6 (Ryan Mckean 78, Liam Armstrong 76; Jordan Abraham 2/43); St David’s Marist Inanda second innings: 246/5 from 51 overs (Reece Reddy 85, Matthew West 68; Oliver Dacosta 2/48) Match Drawn.

Jeppe High School for Boys first innings 175/10 from 42.1 overs (Kyle Jackson 72, Ryan Young 33, Extras 29; Zach Williamson 3/10, Tim Saulez 2/18); Clifton first innings 161/10 from 61.5 overs (Alaok Beharie 50, Rivan Moodley 26; Jayden Brooker 3/20, Tino Mutukwa 3/15); Jeppe High School for Boys second innings: 268/10 from 75.5 overs (Christopher Ellson 58, Jaydon Brooker 41, Extras: 20; Shahzaad Perumal 5/94, Sheeraz Perumal 2/46); Clifton second innings: 127/4 from 42 overs (Muhammed Malek 47*, Cohen Naidoo 33; Sipho Potsane 3/38). Match Drawn.

Lions Invitational XI first innings 220/10 from 59.3 overs (Henricus Meyer 72, Professor Mkhwanazi 54, Extras: 11; Fayaaz Vawda 4/34, Callum Ritchie 3/55); King Edward VII first innings 223/710 from 51 overs (Stuart Faber 42, Zieg Roos 39; Zayde Whyte 3/15  Kamogelo Matji 2/50); Lions Invitational XI second innings 249/9 56.4 overs (Kyle Swanepoel 61, Professor Mkhwanazi 47; Callum Ritchie 5/64) King Edward VII second innings 206/6 from 43 overs (Callum Ritchie 70, Kwezi Nyamate 40, Extras 20; Henricus Meyer 2/21) Match Drawn.

Hoërskool Waterkloof first Innings 361/6 from 65 overs (Beukes van den Berg 127, Riley Miller 71, Divan Behrens 50, Extras 26; Lhuan-dre Pretorius 3/74); St Stithians College first innings 283/8 from 65 overs (Pranav Raichetti 110, Ayush Ramnarain 44, Extras: 3; Marcus Bakker 2/45, Wian Ruthben 2/24); Hoërskool Waterkloof second innings 273/6 from 62 overs (Alexander Volschenk 112, Franco Cronje 58; Richard Seletswane 2/19); St Stithians College second innings 179/5 from 45 overs (Richard Seletswane 61, Pranav Raichetti 60; Marcus Bakker 2/41) Match Drawn

St John’s College first innings: 290/10 from 61.1 overs (Thomas Levers 74, Nkosana B Sibiya 62, Luke Francis 62, Extras:14; Dakalo Leketa 5/80, FG Botha 4/10); St Andrew’s School first innings 240/10 from 60.2 overs (Reuben van Aarde 55, FG Botha 52, André du Preez 51; Cole Francis 4/49, Alec Loveland 3/75); St John’s College second innings 193/10 from 45.5 overs (Christopher Ford 52, Cole Francis 42; Dakalo Leketa 4/60, FG Botha 4/74); St Andrew’s School second innings 185/10 from 48 overs (Leon Anthanasiuo 41, Naude Botha 34; Christopher Ford 4/18, Alec Loveland 4/70). St John’s College won by 58 runs.

Hoërskool Noordheuwel first innings 141/10 from 41.3 overs (Corné Botha 53; Callum Appollis 5/22, Neil Barnard 2/41); Paul Roos Gimnasium first innings 227/10 from 61.4 overs (Cormey van der Walt 95, Cornel Swart 50; Sage Pretorius 2/38, Marius Penning 1/21); Hoërskool Noordheuwel second innings 149/10 (Marius Penning 32; Liam Basson 4/35, Callum Appollis 3/53); Paul Roos Gimnasium second innings 68/1 from 10.2 overs (Luca Plekker 26; André van Niekerk 1/28) Paul Roos Gimnasium won by nine wickets.

Round 2 Fixtures:

Jeppe vs Paul Roos (Gier Oval, St David’s), St David’s vs Lions (La Valla Oval, St David’s), KES vs Clifton (La Rosey Oval, St David’s), St Stithians vs St Andrew’s (Dlamini Oval, St Stithians), St John’s vs Maritzburg College (McGregor Oval, St David’s), Noordheuwel vs Waterkloof (Baytop Oval, St Stithians).

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