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Bishops bash Paarl Gim, Salie leads SACS to victory

By Willem Louw , in Cricket | Featured Cricket | News , at 2024-01-20 Tags: ,

Bishops Diocesan College continued their excellent early run of form in their 175th anniversary year with another dominant performance on Saturday, this time against Paarl Gimnasium.

Tiaan Louw (3/32) and Waldo Bassick (4/36) combined brilliantly to apply massive pressure on the Gimmie batsmen from early on. On 45/6, the visitors were in deep trouble.

Charles King stood firm, though, stubbornly negotiating 114 deliveries and etching out 51 runs, to help his team to a more respectable, though still precarious, total of 123 all out.

When Bishops took to the crease, however, De Waal Vivier went on a wicket-taking spree, leaving the hosts shellshocked on 15/3 in the early going.

Calum Daniels, however, steadied the ship with an innings of 44, but it was Thaafier Japhta who really let loose on the Gim bowlers. He smashed an unbeaten 69 runs to drive Bishops over the line and on to a six-wicket win.

SACS’ captain Reza Salie led from the front, tallying an undefeated 102 runs, which played a big role in lifting his team to a solid 249 all out, batting first against Hoërskool Bellville.

Litha Kraai then increased the visitors from the north’s woes by making light work of the Bellville top order, grabbing four wickets for a mere 15 runs.

With Ulrich Roth (2/15) and Ben Blackburn (2/20) both picking up a brace, the Bellville batting line-up crumbled to 75 all out.

André Bernhardt‘s unbeaten 38 was the highlight for the visitors, but the SACS’ stalwarts proved too skilful for the team from Bellville.

Meanwhile, Somerset College hosted Pinelands in a two-day clash.

Eden Scott (72), Chad Ayford (68) and Jonno Firth (50*) were at the forefront of the hosts’ charge as they posted 238/9 and 110/5 in their time at the middle.

The challengers were unable to match Somerset’s run rate, with the home team’s bowlers frustrating them throughout, which led to the hosts securing a mighty 160-run victory on the Taberer Oval.

Summarised Scorecards

Paarl Gimnasium 123 (Charles King 51, De Waal Vivier 20; Waco Bassick 4/41, Tiaan Louw 3/30); Diocesan College 127/4 (Thaafier Japhta 69*, Calum Daniels 44; De Waal Vivier 3/42). Diocesan College won by six wickets.

SACS 249 (Reza Salie 102*, Kieran Bowers 40, Ulrich Roth 31, Rowan Taplin 27; André Bernhardt 3/47, Christiaan Ooshuizen 2/14, Jean le Roux 2/17); Hoërskool Bellville 75 (André Bernhardt 38*; Litha Kraai 4/15, Ulrich Roth 2/15, Ben Blackburn 2/20). SACS won by 174 runs.

Somerset College first innings 238/9 (Eden Scott 72, Chad Ayford 68, Luke Rimmer 33*; Daniel Berry 3/56, Imraan Razzak 2/35, Ethan Whitaker 2/81); Pinelands first innings 159 (Liam Patterson 46, Fayzaan Parker 30, Ziyaad Allie 24; Callum Hughes 2/19, Troy Varie 2/21, Tyler Crafford 2/23); Somerset College second innings 191/5 (Jonno Firth 50*, Chad Ayford 39, Eden Scott 28, Callum Hughes 23, Luke Rimmer 22; Adam Cupido 1/14); Pinelands second innings 110/5 (Herman Bosman 29, Thaqieb Fakier 26, Fayzaan Parker 26; Daniel Kaplan 2/6, Luke Rimmer 2/14). Somerset College won by 160 runs.

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