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Lagadien and Leigh lay down the law against Hilton College

By Franco Oberholzer , in Cricket | Featured Cricket | News Featured | Main , at 2024-01-09 Tags: , ,

In a day filled with runs, Adnaan Lagadien scored the first double-century of the new year to lay the platform for Diocesan College‘s convincing 187-run victory over KwaZulu-Natal Inland powerhouse Hilton College.

He dominated the opening day of the Peninsula Cricket Week with a remarkable unbeaten 218 runs.

Thanks to his memorable innings, Bishops put up an intimidating 325/7 in their innings of the daytime cricket matches.

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The shellacking they received in the field was not, however, the end of Hilton’s misfortunes as the Bishops’ dangerman with the ball, Peyton Leigh, ripped the heart out of the Hilton batting line-up, knocking over 7 for 44, as the boys from the KZN midlands were restricted to only 138 all out.

Rondebosch Boys’ High’s Daniel Bosman (106*) and David Simon (102*) also put together a masterclass in longer format batting, with both scoring outstanding centuries. They shared an unbeaten 192-run partnership for the sixth wicket, which enabled their side to declare on 303/5 after 58 overs.

Time, however, caught up to the Capetonians, as the batsmen from St David’s Marist hung on for a draw.

A wonderful 135 runs from Wynberg Boys’ High‘s Divan Linde was countered by a fighting unbeaten 106 by Waterkloof‘s Franco Cronjé and a half-century from the superb Divan Behrens (79). It was, however, an unbroken 134-run partnership for the seventh wicket between Cronjé and Franco Schmidt (28*) which breathed new life into the Klofies’ innings after a long day in the field to secure a draw.

Adam Cannata and Aaeron Edwards’ excellent bowling spells gave Pretoria Boys’ High the upper hand after the first innings against St Charles College. Cian Fortmann was the only one who had any answers with the willow in hand. He contributed the highest score of 47 for Saints in a disappointing total of 126 for the side from Pietermaritzburg.

Pretoria Boys’ High had no trouble chasing down the 127 runs they required for victory. Their opening batsmen, Marc van der Merwe (71*) and Luke Marshall (50*), saw them to a comfortable 10-wicket win.

Affies enjoyed the better of their draw against SACS. They totalled 307/8, thanks to half-centuries by Ruben Groenewald (92) and Henré Smith (69).

Summarised Scorecards:

Rondebosch Boys’ High 303/5 (Daniel Bosman 106*, David Simon 102*, Daniel Cooke 27, Declan Gillespie 27, Extras 22; Matthew West 2/39); St David’s Marist 156/9 (Kamogelo Phiri 27, Samrat Basu 25, Morteza Manack 22; David Simon 3/29, Declan Gillespie 2/20, Daniel Bosman 2/25). Match drawn.

Diocesan College 325/7 (Adnaan Lagadien 218*, Calum Daniels 31, James Robb-Quinlan 25; Kyle Christie 2/35, Ethan van Heerden 2/64); Hilton College 138 (Ben Hockley 78; Peyton Leigh 7/44, Michael Kotze 2/55). Diocesan College won by 187 runs.

Affies 307/8 (Ruben Groenewald 92, Henré Smith 69, Vihan Pretorius 44, Andru van Zyl 28, Xavier de Wet 37*; Benji Blackburn 4/68, Nic Nejthardt 2/98); SACS 152/5 (Rowen Taplin 45, Reza Salie 40, Luke Whitehead 23; Nicolai Bester 2/25). Match drawn.

Wynberg Boys’ High 302/8 (Divan Linde 135, Xavier Garvs 53, Michail Tarentaal 49, Joshua Prince 25; Jaydon Blom 3/20, Wian Ruthven 2/71); Waterkloof 265/6 (Franco Cronjé 106*, Divan Behrens 79, Franco Schmidt 28*, Extras 28; Michail Tarentaal 2/38, Ebrahim Fakir 2/36, Luke Kleinsmith 2/43). Match drawn.

St Charles College 126 (Cian Fortmann 47; Adam Cannata 4/25, Aaeron Edwards 2/31); Pretoria Boys’ High 129/0 (Marc van der Merwe 71*, Luke Marshall 50*). Pretoria Boys’ High won by ten wickets.

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