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Jeppe causes hosts to stumble on final day of 2024 Grey Fest

By Willem Louw , in Cricket | Featured Cricket | News , at 2024-01-15 Tags:

Mr Gregory Hay (Jeppe Old Boy) presenting Muneeb Ayob with the Player of the Series plaque.

Jeppe rained on Grey High School‘s parade on the final day of the 2024 Sunrisers Grey Fest by denying the hosts an unbeaten record.

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Grey High had been in top form at their home festival, but from the off Muneeb Ayob showed that Jeppe was going to be a tough nut to crack.

He scored 73 runs for the visitors and partnered with Ryan Young, who contributed 56, to help Jeppe post a solid 219 to defend.

The local batsmen were excellent all throughout the festival, but Luke Cannon (3/24) and co were able to contain them.

Pearson finished their campaign with an unblemished record, following a fourth consecutive victory against Menlopark.

The local boys turned to Cayden Wilson, who had been at the forefront of their success, to provide the spark they needed to see off the visitors.

Wilson (3/29) led the bowling attack and, alongside Sulaymaan Gangat (2/13) and Jude Septoo (2/15), stifled the Menlo batting effort, holding them to 137/9. He then turned run-scorer, missing out on a half-century by a single run, but his innings placed his team in a comfortable position to overhaul the victory target.

CM Geel, who sent four batsmen packing for only seven runs, spearheaded the St Andrew’s School attack as they dismissed Framesby for only 102. JC Young and FG Botha both picked up braces, which left Framesby with a low total to defend.

Despite Taine Douw and Juan Grigor picking up three wickets apiece, the boys from Bloemfontein claimed the win in the 16th over.

Their neighbours, Grey College, faced Glenwood in a T20 match in their final fixture and limited the Durban side to only 94 as Darion Rabie snapped up 2/9.

Despite not having much to defend, Akhil Maharaj (3/20) and his squad put up a good fight. Ruben Maree (30) and Christian Kind (21) were among the runs, but Grey were left to scramble across the line, claiming victory with only two balls left.

In the end, Daniel Hattingh, with 21 not out, ensured the Bloemfontein boys ended their campaign on a high.

Summarised Scorecards, Day Four

Jeppe 219 (Muneeb Ayob 73, Ryan Young 56, Christopher Elston 26; Ben Ristow 4/38, Nathan Howell 2/8); Grey High 187 (Joel Maree 32, Josh Rennie 27*, Kian Cambier 22, Xander Elkington 21; Luke Cannon 3/24, Jeremiah Marshall 2/21, Christopher Elston 2/45, Shreshth Kumar 2/47). Jeppe won by 32 runs.

Menlo Park 137/9 (Daniel Pienaar 35*, Willem Sevenster 32; Cayden Wilson 3/29, Sulaymaan Gangat 2/13, Jude Septoo 2/15); Pearson 141/6 (Cayden Wilson 49, Luke Hector 27, Divan Els 24, Esa Gangat 23; GN van Zyl 3/26, Gerhard Engelbrecht 2/23). Pearson won by four wickets.

Potchefstroom Volkskool 154 (Louis van Wyk 39, Extras 29, Diaan van der Merwe 26, Berno de Klerk 24, Kobus Pienaar 20; C Smith 4/19, M Holmes 3/27); King Edward VII 154/7 (Z Roos 45, Extras 26, C Richie 23; Diaan van der Merwe 3/30, Kobus Pienaar 2/23). King Edward VII won by three wickets.

Framesby 102 (Hanro van Jaarsveld 26, Dewan Wessels 21, Ethan Terblanche 20; CM Geel 4/7, JC Young 2/12, FG Botha 2/24); St Andrew’s School 105/8 (Dakalo Leketa 18; Taine Douw 3/14, Juan Grigor 3/21). St Andrew’s School won by two wickets. (T20)

Glenwood 94 (Nathan Moodley 28; Darion Rabie 2/9); Grey College 96/7 (Ruben Maree 30, Daniel Hattingh 21*, Christian Kind 21; Akhil Maharaj 3/20). Grey College won by three wickets. (T20)

Selborne 137 (Shane Stagg 50, Tre’ Gilbert 34, Waeden Plaatjies 30*; Geo Haasbroek 1/12); Namibia Invitational 87 (Tiaan van der Merwe 17; Kina 3/6, Liso Ndzamela 3/14). Selborne won by 50 runs. (T20)

Willem Louw
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