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Brooker shines for Jeppe at St John’s T20 Cricket Festival

By Hannes Nienaber , in Cricket | News , at 2023-01-15 Tags: , , ,

Kai van Aardt PHOTO: Jeppe Facebook Page

Jeppe High School for Boys ended the first day of the St John’s College T20 Cricket Festival unbeaten by securing victories over King Edward VII and Potchefstroom Volkskool.

All of the matches are live-streamed by SuperSportSchools – and also available on Video-on-Demand.

The format of the festival see three school teams per field take each other on in a triangular.

Potch Volkies’ Ludwich Schuld (60*) helped his team to a eight-wicket victory over King Edward VII in the opening match on the John Hurry Field. Schuld represented the Western Legends at Cricket South Africa’s Cubs Week earlier this year.

Schuld faced only 34 deliveries in his innings of which he dispatched 11 past the boundary rope.

KES were restricted to 114/8 in their allotted 20 overs with Callum Ritchie (22) and Kian Hilton (21) weighing in with the bat. Lunga May (2/9) and Berno de Klerk (2/15) caused the most damage with the ball in hand.

In the second match Jeppe secured a solid seven wicket victory over Potch Volkies thanks to an unbeaten half-century by Kai van Aardt (69*). He faced 47 deliveries of which he struck three fours and four sixes.

Jeppe’s Jaydon Brooker also had a very good day at the office. He removed three of Potch Volkies’ batsmen for a mere 19 runs. His partner in crime Sipho Potsane (2/15) also bowled well. Potsane represented the Central Gladiators at the Cubs Week earlier this year.

Brooker (58) also helped Jeppe to a an impressive six-wicket victory over arch-rivals, King Edward VII. Kaleb Burger (45*) and Tshepo Stafa (22) also made valuable contributions with the willow.

KES, who batted first, managed to reach 154/7 in their allotted 20 overs thanks to Rowan Kourie (47) and David Teeger (40). Kourie also boasted the best bowling figures for his side as he picked up two wickets for 36 runs.

Summarised Scorecards: 

King Edward VII 114/8 (Callum Ritchie 22, Kian Hilton 21; Lunga May 2/9, Berno de Klerk 2/15); Potchefstroom Volkskool 116/2 (Ludwich Schuld 60*, Louis van Wyk 36; Callum Ritchie 1/9). Potchefstroom Volkskool won by eight wickets.

Potchefstroom Volkskool 123/9 (Dihan van der Merwe 43, Ludwich Schuld 30; Jaydon Brooker 3/19, Sipho Potsane 2/15, Luke Cannon 2/25); Jeppe High School for Boys 128/3 (Kai van Aardt 69*; Ludwich Schuld 1/15, Diwan Coetzee 1/15). Jeppe High School for Boys won by seven wickets.

King Edward VII 154/7 (Rowan Kourie 47, David Teeger 40, Michael Holmes 21; Luke Cannon 2/28, Tshepo Stafa 2/37); Jeppe High School for Boys 155/4 (Jaydon Brooker 58, Kaleb Burger 45*, Tshepo Stafa 22; Rowan Kourie 2/36). Jeppe High School for Boys won by four wickets.


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