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Durbies and Stellenberg book a title-deciding trilogy

By Willem Louw , in Cricket | Featured Cricket | News , at 2024-03-03 Tags: , , ,

Stellenberg 1ste XI (Foto verskaf)

After Stellenberg came out on top in their interschools match a couple of weeks ago, and Hoërskool Durbanville hit back during the week to claim the Sammy Bloch Trophy, the rival schools will face each other for a third time when they compete in the Western Province North Zone League final next Saturday.

Xander van Aarde drove the Durbies to victory with a brilliant, undefeated innings of 43 runs at the tail end of their match against Fairmont to secure a heart-stopping one-wicket win.

Meanwhile, Wilhelm Smet‘s 102 not out secured victory for Stellenberg against Edgemead.

With both of their season’s head-to-head encounters being decided by less than 15 runs, the table has been set for a thrilling tie-breaker next weekend.

Edgemead scored 200 runs, batting first, against Stellenberg, with Daniel Haschick doing a lot of the grunt work for his side, compiling 89 runs off of 111 deliveries, before JJ Rothman dismissed him.

Abdullah Muhammad also offered stiff resistance, scoring 31 at a run a ball, which included five boundaries, before Gerrad Kamalie put a stop to his innings.

Kamalie gave the Edgemead lineup fits, capturing 4/29, and he also effected the run-out that closed the book on their innings.

After some early success for Edgemead by Muhammad and Luke Stinton restricted Stellenberg to 47/3, Wilhelm Smet stole the show with a dominant display.

His century, which featured 15 boundaries, two of them maximums, came from only 87 deliveries, and helped Stellies to victory in the 34th over.

Hoërskool Durbanville’s Tobias Roelofse led their attack against Fairmont, claiming four wickets, while adding a catch, too, to help Durbies dismiss Fairmont for 175.

Kyle Maclean was the shining light in the Fairmont lineup, racing to 65 runs off only 47 deliveries before Hugo Bredell sent his stumps flying.

André Neethling (38) led the reply for the Durbanville boys initially, as the top-order mustered 88/3, but Caleb le Roux (4/27) and Byron Garton (2/25) tore big holes in the rest of their batting lineup.

With only one wicket standing, Xander van Aarde produced a stunning 43*, with six boundaries, to see propel his side to victory, thus setting up a highly anticipated third showdown of the season against Stellenberg.

Summarized Scorecards

Fairmont 175/10 (Kyle Maclean 65, Extras 22, Byron Garton 20; Tobias Roelofse 4/22, Hugo Bredell 2/17); Hoërskool Durbanville 179/9 (Xander van Aarde 43*, André Neethling 38, Jan Kriel 26, Extras 24; Caleb le Roux 4/27, Byron Garton 2/25). Hoërskool Durbanville won by one wicket. 

Edgemead 200/10 (Daniel Haschick 89, Abdullah Muhammad 31, Wasseem Fredricks 29; Gerrad Kamalie 4/29, Michael Amoedo 2/16); Stellenberg 201/5 (Wilhelm Smet 102*, Extras 26, Arno Koen 25; Luke Stinton 2/27, Abdullah Muhammad 2/38). Stellenberg won by five wickets.

Hoërskool Bellville 64/10 (Owen Kretschmer 21; D’Neill du Toit 4/16, Keanu Swanepoel 3/5, Benjamin Grobler 2/4); DF Malan 17/10 (Chris Roets 3/7, AD van der Westhuizen 3/8). Hoërskool Bellville won by 47 runs.

Hoërskool Tygerberg 315/10 (Mondré Julies 124, Isaiah Swartz 59, Extras 45, Lee-Charn Koopman 29; Jonah Alexander 3/50, Sesona Numpanga 2/67, Kylo le Roux 3/68); De Kuilen 77/10 (Mondré Julies 6/21, Vaughn Arendse 2/6). Hoërskool Tygerberg won by 238 runs.

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