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Rabie and Grey College get one over St John’s College

By Franco Oberholzer , in Cricket | Featured Cricket | News , at 2024-01-28 Tags: , , ,

An amazing spell of bowling by Darion Rabie ensured Grey College wouldn’t leave Johannesburg without a victory under their belt.

The all-rounder snared 6/17 to leave the St John’s College batting lineup in tatters in their limited-overs match on Mitchell Field on Sunday. His 10-over spell also included four maidens.

Rabie wasn’t the only bowler to inflict damage on the home side’s batsmen. Henru de Wet, with 3/24, also got in on the action as he and Rabie did a stellar job of defending the 236/8 Grey College had totaled, batting first.

At first, St John’s appeared to be on cruise control in pursuit of Grey’s score, with Nkosana Sibiya (47) and Thomas Ievers (28) compiling a solid 71 for the first wicket in just 11 overs. However, once the openers departed, it went horribly awry for the Houghton school as they folded and crumbled to 111/7.

Grey, on the other hand, benefitted from telling contributions up and down their batting order.

Casper Troskie top scored with 45 at just better than a run a ball, while Christiaan Kind weighed in with 42 at the top of the order, and Adam Niewoudt, Henru de Wet, Jaco Prinsloo and Neil Hattingh all made scores in the twenties.

David Ireland, one of the younger players in the St John’s side, picked up 2/58, while four bowlers claimed a wicket each.

Grey College, however, ran out comfortable 95-run winners after dismissing St John’s for only 141.

King Edward VII (KES) sent St Andrew’s School, who were beaten by St John’s on Saturday, home with another defeat.

Callum Ritchie starred with the ball for KES, knocking over 3/6 in four overs, while Michael Holmes, with 2/9, and Fayaaz Vawda, with 2/25, also impressed.

Only Reuben van Aardt (38) and Andrew Sobiech (30) looked comfortable at the crease for Saints. Even with those decent contributions, the Bloemfontein boys tallied only 117 all out.

St Andrew’s enjoyed some success early in the KES reply, reducing the hosts to 36/3 after nine overs, but Callum Ritchie rubbed salt into the visitors’ wounds by making 50 not out from 59 balls.

At the other end, Michael Holmes calmly went about his business, hitting an unbeaten 32 from 54 deliveries, as he and Ritchie’s unbroken stand of 83 took KES to victory in the 27th over, with seven wickets still in hand.

Summarised Scorecards

Grey College 236/8 (Casper Troskie 45, Christiaan Kind 42, Neil Hattingh 28, Jaco Prinsloo 25, Henru de Wet 25, Adam Niewoudt 34; David Ireland 2/58); St John’s College 141/10 (Nkosana Sibiya 47, Thomas Ievers 28; Darion Rabie 6/17, Henru de Wet 3/24). Grey College won by 95 runs.

St Andrew’s School 117/10 (Reuben van Aardt 38, Andrew Sobiech 30; Callum Ritchie 3/6, Michael Holmes 2/9, Vawda 2/25); King Edward VII 118/3 (Callum Ritchie 50*, Michael Holmes 32*; JC Young 1/32). King Edward VII School won by seven wickets. 

Franco Oberholzer
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