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Bishops batsmen steal the show at Cape Schools Festival

By Willem Louw , in Cricket | News , at 2023-10-04

The local teams still have the upper hand after the third day of the Cape Schools Festival.

Grey High from Gqeberha and St Andrews from Bloemfontein are the only two visiting teams who managed to get a victory on the third day.

This year’s hosts, Paul Roos Gimnasium, kept their unbeaten record at the festival alive with a victory against Pearson and Diocesan College, Rondebosch Boys’ High, Wynberg Boys’ High, SACS and Somerset College also added another win to their campaigns.

After coming up short against Selborne on the second day, Parel Vallei returned to winning ways against Union.

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Diocesan College scored 327/7 in 50 overs, with James Robb-Quinlan and Calum Daniels both achieving centuries and Stan Stavely-Alexander getting to 51.

Robb-Quinlan scored 133 from 107 deliveries, with nine huge sixes along the way and Daniels got to his 101 off 105 balls with 13 boundaries.

They then bowled Selborne College for 72 to send a message to the rest of the competition with another big 255-run victory. This comes after the Bishops boys also saw away with Queen’s College on the second day by 187 runs.

Payton Leigh took four wickets, conceding only nine runs and Tiaan Louw wreaked havoc among the openers, getting a hattrick for Diocesan College.

Selborne was the only visiting team that won on day two when they beat Parel Vallei, but the boys from East London were no match for Bishops on the third day.

Despite another strong innings by Pearson‘s captain, Jayden Groenewald, to get to 53, Paul Roos Gimnasium had no trouble chasing down the 146 total, with Josh Jordaan adding 55 as they cruised to a comprehensive victory by eight wickets.

Rondebosch Boys’ High continued with their strong batting form, putting up 254 against Graeme College which they were able to follow up with three braces by Jordan Neill (2/14), Declan Gillespie (2/17) and Raeeq Daniels 2/25 to dismiss the visitors in 40 overs, leaving them 79 runs short.

Litha Kraai had a five-wicket haul for only 13 runs in SACS‘s victory over Dale College. The SACS boys got all 10 of the visiting batsmen out for only 61, a total they managed to chase down with six wickets left.

The visiting Grey High, from Gqeberha, saw away with Paarl Gimnasium with a whopping 146 runs.

Michael Molenaar‘s 75 helped the Grey boys to a 270/7 total, but it was the fast bowling of Ben Ristow that shook the Gimmies, taking four wickets to help his team bounce back after their narrow nine-run loss to Wynberg Boys’ High on the second day.

At the same time, Paarl Boys’ High were putting up a valiant effort against St Andrews from Bloemfontein but came up tantalizingly close, losing by six runs.

It was a game for the bowlers, with Boishaai’s Christiaan Bourbon-Leftley taking three wickets as they bowled out the boys from Bloemfontein for 155.

Saints’ JC Young and Schalk Liebenberg showed they could repeat the trick, taking it even further. Young took 5 wickets for only 19 runs and his captain, Liebenberg, took four more for 38.

Somerset College is the only team with three victories at the event so far, having won the only match that took place on the first day when they beat Outeniqua and then following up with more success on day two against Dale College.

They continued building on their momentum with another impressive showing against Queen’s College.

Dion Claassens dismissed four Queens batsmen to help contain the visitors to a chaseable 135.

Mbasa Thomas then made the boys from Somerset sweat, taking six wickets for only 39, but his teammates were unable to apply the same pressure and the locals made it three from three at this year’s event.

Summarised Scorecards (Day 3, 50 Overs):

Diocesan College 327/7 (James Robb-Quinlan 133, Calum Daniels 101, Stan Stavely-Alexander 51, Extras 28; Thomas Marais 2/44, Yolisa Qoboshiyane 2/50); Selborne College 72 (Jacques van der Merwe 27, Hayden McKay 21; Payton Leigh 4/9, Tiaan Louw 3/28). Diocesan College won by 255 runs.

Pearson 146 (Jayden Groenewald 53, Owen Reineke-Barnard 25; Callum Appollis 4/25, Dian Winkel 3/25); Paul Roos Gimnasium 147/2 (Josh Jordaan 55, Cormey van der Watt 38*, Luca Plekker 33; Esa Gangat 1/27). Paul Roos Gimnasium won by eight wickets.

Rondebosch Boys’ High 254 (Declan Gillespie 50, Jordan Neill 42, Extras 32, Daniel Bosman 25, Noah Heath 24, Daniel Cooke 20; Kevin Geldenhuys 3/64, AJ Jeggels 2/36); Graeme College 175 (Extras 33, Athandile Feni 29, Rhys Wiblin 24, Ethan Beyleveld 22; Jordan Neill 2/14, Declan Gillespie 2/17, Raeeq Daniels 2/25). Rondebosch Boys’ High won by 79 runs.

Dale College 61 (Gavin Walton 19; Litha Kraai 5/13, Hamish Anderson 2/12, Fayaad Davids 2/18); SACS 64/4 (Joshua Wyngaard 37; Hlumelo Ntlola 22/3). SACS won by six wickets.

Grey High 270/7 (Michael Molenaar 75, Corby van Heerden 43; Adriaan Louw 2/41); Paarl Gimnasium 124 (Charles King 43*, Marinus Daling 34; Ben Ristow 4/30). Grey High won by 146 runs.

Outeniqua 87 (Zander Nel 41; Paul James 3/7); Wynberg Boys’ High 89/2 (Paul James 46*, Storme van Rooyen 29*; Trent Huisamen 2/23). Wynberg Boys’ High won by eight wickets.

Union High 95 (Extras 21, Makuhanye de Beer 16; Henry Jones 3/20, Josua Smit 2/9, Jameel Ismail 2/20, Christopher Hughes 2/22); Parel Vallei 96/5 (Extras 47, Marco Karsten 18*; Shaakir Kazi 2/33). Parel Vallei won by five wickets.

St Andrews 155 (Naude Botha 36, Jordan van der Bergh 31; Christiaan Bourbon-Leftley 3/34); Paarl Boys’ High 149 (Johan Wege 52; JC Young 5/19; Schalk Liebenberg 4/38). St Andrews won by 6 runs.

Queen’s College 135 (Akho Ngesi 55, Ryan Denston 28; Dion Claassens 4/29, Massimo Kontopirakis 2/18, Thomas Parsons 2/28); Somerset College 137/7 (Chad Ayford 28, Antonio de Souza 26; Mbasa Thomas 6/39). Somerset College won by three wickets.



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