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Laurie Apps dismantles Queen’s College

By Willem Louw , in Cricket | Featured Cricket | News , at 2024-02-11

St Andrew’s College witnessed a tour de force performance from Laurie Apps on Saturday, as he dismantled the Queen’s College batting lineup with finesse, capturing seven wickets to propel his side to a commanding six-wicket win in Komani.

Joe Wostenholm drew first blood for the visitors, with Apps palming a catch to be involved in that dismissal, too.

Ryan Denston (45) and Ross Fitzhenry (39) then offered some resistance for Queen’s, but after Alastair de Kock claimed Denston’s wicket in the 20th over, the match turned into the Apps’ show.

He sliced through the remaining batsmen to end the hosts’ innings on 139. Apps’ eight-over super-spell included two maidens and came at a cost of only 19 runs.

Vijay George gave the home team some hope by knocking over two batsmen early in the St Andrew’s innings, but a half-century by Murray Wilson and an undefeated 42 from Myles Sansom saw the visitors over the line in the 28th over.

Saints will seek to carry their winning momentum into their next match against Selborne College next weekend.

Selborne are also coming off a winning performance after a Tré Gilbert century saw them to a narrow one-wicket victory over Graeme College.

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The weekend, however, belonged to the bowlers in the Eastern Cape. Murray Tyson grabbed a five-for for Graeme, and Matt Loon returned figures of 5/23 for Kingswood College against Woodridge College.

Kingswood won that match comfortably by five wickets despite a fine innings by Jaydin Damons, who scored 91 out of his team’s 165 runs.

Pearson‘s Esa Gangat stole the spotlight once again, taking a combined total of 10/35 over two innings, as he laid waste to the Daniel Pienaar lineup.

Gangat led his team from the front, snaring six wickets in the first innings, before driving Pearson to an imposing 220/6 alongside Cayden Wilson. He then added four more wickets as Pearson overpowered Daniel Pienaar.

Summarised Scorecards

10 February

Queen’s College 139/10 (Ryan Denston 45, Ross Fitzhenry 39; Laurie Apps 7/19); St Andrew’s College 142/4 (Murray Wilson 56, Myles Sansom 42; Vijay George 2/27). St Andrew’s College won by six wickets.

Woodridge College 165/8 (Jaydin Damons 91, Extras 32; Matt Loon 5/23, Jack Collett 2/28); Kingswood College 166/5 (Tapiwa Zhanda 73, Josh Loon 44, Alistair Knott 20*; Lomso Zide 2/21). Kingswood College won by five wickets.

Graeme College 228/8 (Qhama Ngoma 63, Murray Tyson 45, Marcus Williams 34, Andrew Muir 25; Adam Rogers 2/41, Thomas Marais 2/51, Jacques van der Merwe 2/52); Selborne College 231/9 (Tré Gilbert 107, Reece Wait 42, Waden Plaatjies 33; Murray Tyson 5/69, Marcus Williams 2/45). Selborne College won by one wicket.

Daniel Pienaar 54/10 (Esa Gangat 6/30, Reegan Meyer 2/4); Pearson 220/6 d (Esa Gangat 63, Cayden Wilson 46); Daniel Pienaar 21/5 (Esa Gangat 4/5). Pearson won by an innings and 145 runs.

7 February 

Stirling High School 111/9 (Extras 38, AJ Durrheim 21; Sibongi Nzima 2/17, Lihlumelo Nchukana 2/19, Inga Mofanga 2/19); Dale College 115/1 (Inga Moganga 46*, Afrika Ganda 28, Extras 23; Kristian Warburton 1/26). Dale College won by nine wickets.

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