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Garsfontein run rampant on first day of Merensky cricket week

By Franco Oberholzer , in Cricket | News , at 2023-06-26

NewsGDewaldBrevisHoërskool Garsfontein proved to be a force to be reckoned with at the annual Merensky Cricket Week by beating Cambridge College by a whopping 353 runs.

Garsies won the toss and elected to bat first. They were off to a flying start as their opening batsman scored freely on what might have seemed like a difficult wicket, scoring at nearly a run a ball. After the first wicket fell and another was retired hurt, Etienne du Toit and Gustav Beer came together.

Du Toit and Beer let loose on the Cambridge bowlers scoring a 109 (70b) and 93 (49b) respectively. Luan Ferreira also contributed with a blistering 75 of only 39 deliveries to set Cambridge a mammoth target of 469.

Cambridge were bowled out for 116, with Logan Weetman bagging a five wicket haul (5/38). Nayleo Sanna (2/13) and Stefan van Staden (2/15) were also among the wickets leading Garsies to an impressive victory in their first encounter of the week.

Hoërskool Dinamika also bagged their first victory of the week beating Hoërskool Secunda.

They too won the toss and elected to bat first. Opening batsman, Jadin Schlebush, laid the platform for the batters to come, with a gutsy half-century (52,63b). With the platform firmly set Dean van Onslen (53,28b), Nathan Son (54,44b) and Duandre Niewenhuys (50,30b) pilled on the runs and ensured that Dinamika reach a very competitive total of 345.

Dinamika’s bowlers restricted Secunda to 173/8 in their allotted overs. Kyle Middleton was at the forefront and claimed impressive bowling figures of 4/45. He was backed up by Tyron Whatley (2/22) and Dean van Onselen (2/44) to secure a comfortable victory of 173 runs.

Jaydon Parrot was the shining light for Secunda top scoring with the bat (47,69b) as well as claiming a five-for (5/72).

Summarised Scorecard:

Garsfontein 469/8 (Etteine du Toit 109, Gustav Beer 93, Luan Ferreira 75; Hanro Krumm 2/34, Thato Motsoeneng 2/60, Akani Mnisi 2/80); Cambridge 116/10 (Quilan Visagie 53; Logan Weetman 5/38, Nayleo Sanna 2/13, Stefan van Staden 2/15). Garsfontein won by 353 runs.

Dinamika 345/10 (Nathan Son 54, Dean van Onselen 53, Jadin Schlebusch 52, Duandre Niewenhuys 50; Jayden Parrot 5/72, Marco du Toit 2/39); Secunda 173/8 (Jayden Parrot 47, Marco du Toit 33; Kyle Middleton 4/45, Tyron Whatley 2/22, Dean van Onselen 2/44. Dinamika won by 173 runs.

Other results Day One:

Garsfontein 2nd XI 143/10 (Tiaan du Plessis 49; Zandre Hattigh 3/23, Michael Nel 2/33) Hoërskool Pietersburg 147/4 (Michael Nel 35, Driaan Hartslief 29; Ethan du Plessis 2/46). Pietersburg won by 6 wickets.

Eldoraigne 227/9 (Tshepang Laka 96, Nicholas Roets 31 Rhyno Redelinghuys 30; Alfred Nel 2/42, Luka Heinlein 2/48); Merensky 149/9 (Maan Mistry 34 Rinaldo Bornman 28). Eldoraigne won by 78 runs.

SRE Academy 152/10 (Zayd Moosa 33, Lucas van der Merwe 27; Riley Vockerodt 2/3, Jacques van Niekerk 2/19, Francois Botha 2/28) Waterkloof 2nd XI 154/2 (Eben van Heerden 102*, Jaydon Blom 37*; Coetzee du Preez 1/35). Waterkloof 2nd XI won by 8 wickets.







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