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It’s the Rossouw show on day two of the Peninsula Festival

By Willem Louw , in Cricket | Featured Cricket | News , at 2024-01-10 Tags: , , ,

Nicholas Rossouw, Pretoria Boys’ High | Photographer: Gary Gordon

Pretoria Boys High continued their unbeaten run on day two of the 2024 Old Mutual Peninsula Cricket Festival.

The standout performer on Wednesday, Nicholas Rossouw, produced a brilliant all-round performance, claiming an impressive 7/57 with the ball before taking charge with the bat and scoring an unbeaten 43 to orchestrate an outstanding victory over Wynberg Boys’ High.

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Wynberg were progressing steadily at 60/2 when Rossouw took a catch off of his own delivery, which set the stage for a bowling masterclass that snared six more batsmen, and left Wynberg back in the hut, all out for 161.

To their credit, the locals put up a massive fight through their bowlers, with Muhammad Ameen Schroeder taking three wickets for only 23 runs to put the pressure back on the boys from Pretoria, who stumbled to 50/5.

Rossouw then took over in the middle and wrested control for his side. His patient and classy knock, which lasted 110 deliveries, saw PBHS over the line with three wickets to spare.

Timothy Gordon and Johan Coetzer supported Rossouw well in the closing stages of the match, and a second victory on the trot showed that the squad from Pretoria is a force to be reckoned with at this year’s event.

Noah Heath and Daniel Cooke both notched centuries as Rondebosch Boys’ High powered to an impressive victory over a strong Waterkloof team.

Heath reached 115 off 128 deliveries before Waterkloof’s captain, Beukes van der Berg palmed a catch off a delivery from Jaydon Blom.

Then, after Cooke reached 104, the Capetonians declared with their total on 284. The industrious ‘Bosch opener scored 64 runs between the wickets and smashed 10 fours.

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This year’s hosts, Diocesan College kept their record clean with another dominant performance against St David’s Marist Inanda.

Batting first, Bishops put up an imposing 307/7. James Rob-Quinlann spearheaded their onslaught, scoring 70, but their entire lineup contributed as they built a safe buffer between them and the team from Sandton.

The Bishops’ bowlers then performed well as a unit to stunt any hopes of a run chase and sent their visitors packing well short of the required target.

Michael Kotze and Peyton Leigh claimed three wickets apiece as the home side kept Saints’ total to just shy of triple figures.

Apart from Rossouw’s seven, the only five-for of the day belonged to SACSJosh van Staden (5/52), who helped his team to a big 149-run triumph over St Charles. SACS’ captain, Reza Salie, struck a century to lead his side to 285/6.

Meanwhile, Vihan Pretorius‘s monster innings, which brought him 100 from a mere 64 deliveries, was pivotal for Affies, who were chasing a challenging total of 220 set by Hilton College.

Hilton skipper Ethan van Heerden bowled extremely well to send four of the batsmen from Gauteng packing, but Pretorius was able to muscle his side over the line with three wickets in hand.

Summarised Scorecards, Day Two

Wynberg Boys’ High 161 (Divan Linde 40, Storme van Rooyen 27, Xavier Garvs 23; Nicholas Rossouw 7/57, Johan Coetzer 2/14); Pretoria Boys’ High 163/7 (Nicholas Rossouw 43*, Timothy Gordon 36, Patrick Mouton 26, Johan Coetzer 25*; Muhamad Ameen Schroeder 3/23, Divan Linde 2/22). Pretoria Boys’ High won by three wickets.

Rondebosch Boys’ High 284/2 (Noah Heath 115, Daniel Cooke 104*, Declan Gillespie 35*; Jaydon Blom 2/59); Waterkloof 165 (Franco Cronje 50, Rico van der Walt 28, Riley Miller 22; Daniel Powell 3/26, Declan Gillespie 2/19). Rondebosch Boys’ High won by 119 runs.

Diocesan College 307/7 (James Rob-Quinlann 70, Thaafier Japhta 57, Adnaan Lagadien 43, Wakeem Fortuin 42, Samuel Stavely-Alexander 27, Calum Daniels 22, Extras 20; Oliver Botha 2/54, Matthew West 2/57, Jared Beilings 2/68); St David’s Marist 99 (Kamogelo Phiri 24, Michael Kotze 3/25, Peyton Leigh 3/41, Waco Bassick 2/13, Tiaan Louw 2/15). Diocesan College won by 208 runs.

SACS 285/6 (Reza Salie 109, Rowen Taplin 71, Luke Whitehead 39, Keiron Bowers 24; Marcel Wellman 3/57, Daksesh Rajah 2/41); St Charles 137 (Stefan Veldsman 43, Daksesh Rajah 29, Dresden Coetzee 21*; Josh van Staden 5/52, Nicholas Oscroft 2/8). SACS won by 149 runs.

Hilton College 220/9 (Ben Hockly 69, Robert Burman 35, Murray Loughor-Clarke 34, Charles Swart 26; Petrus Rautenbach 2/56); Affies 221/7 (Vihan Pretorius 100, Divan de Villiers 30, Extras 25, Xavier de Wet 24*, JP Botha 24; Ethan van Heerden 4/43, Didier Rey 2/37). Affies won by three wickets.


Diocesan College 129; St David’s Marist 57. Diocesan College won by 72 runs.

Rondebosch Boys High 127; Waterkloof 130/3 (Wian du Plessis 57). Waterkloof won by seven wickets.

Hilton College 203 (Ben Wilson 53, Ryan Jellis 51; Schalk Coetzee 5/21); Affies 100. Hilton College won by 103 runs.

Wynberg Boys’ High 306 (Harbin Smith 96, Connor Fourie 71. Pretoria Boys’ High 228/9 (Ethan Nel 64). Match Drawn.

SACS 190/5 (Jordi Berry 91); St Charles 153/7. Match Drawn.

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