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Coetzer cracks open Affies’ batting lineup

By Franco Oberholzer , in Cricket | Featured Cricket | News , at 2024-01-28 Tags: ,

Johan Coetzer’s remarkable spell of five wickets for just 16 runs in seven overs was a crucial factor in Pretoria Boys’ High’s victory over their old rivals Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool (Affies) on Saturday.

The opening bowler’s heroics had Affies in serious trouble on 66/5 as he and his team-mates doggedly defend their middling total of 151.

Coetzer’s wasn’t a lone venture, however, as he found good support from Adam Cannata (3/27) and Connor Hall (2/31), who shared the other five wickets.

Marc van der Merwe also played his part in the Boys High victory, with his 66 runs proving to be a vital difference-maker.

Coetzer was also in the thick of things with the bat, delivering a valuable cameo of 25 runs after a collapse in the middle order, which enabled PBHS to establish a total which they were, ultimately, able to defend.

Divan de Villiers was mostly responsible for the Boys’ High collapse. The all-rounder led the Affies’ attack, knocking over four wickets for only 27 runs.

However, only Janco Purchase, among the Affies’ batsmen, looked comfortable at the crease, while all around him the heavy pressure exerted by the Boys High attack resulted in a steady procession of batsmen entering and exiting the crease.

Purchase contributed a well-played 37 runs from 48 deliveries before becoming Cannata’s second victim. After his departure things went pear-shaped for Affies, who managed only 121 before they were bundled out.

In the end, Pretoria Boys’ High secured a stunning, but well deserved, 30-run victory.

Summarised scorecard:

Pretoria Boys High 151 (Marc van der Merwe 66, Johan Coetzer 25, Extras 20; Divan de Villiers 4/21, Petrus Rautenbach 2/17); Affies 121 (Janco Purchase 37, Extras 24; Johan Coetzee 5/16, Adam Cannata 3/27, Connor Hall 2/31). Pretoria Boys’ High won by 30 runs

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