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September ton sees Paul Roos to big victory over Bishops

By Willem Louw , in Cricket | News , at 2023-10-15

CORMEY VAN DER WATT (Paul Roos). PHOTO: Theo Garrun

Paul Roos and Diocesan College locked horns on the Frank Reid Cricket Field in Rondebosch on Saturday, with both teams riding high after unbeaten campaigns at last weekend’s Cape Schools Festival.

The hosts won the toss and sent Paul Roos out to bat first.

After Josh Jordaan and Cormey van der Watt laid a solid foundation, it was William September‘s 101 off 107 deliveries that did the damage for the team from Stellenbosch.

Bishops’ bowlers worked hard for their wickets, with Michael Kotze leading the attack with figures of 2/28, but September’s knock left the hosts with a difficult challenge as PRG put up 268/8.

Kashief Joseph starred with the bat for Bishops, falling just two runs short of his half-century, but the home team’s batting lineup failed to produce any meaningful partnerships to alleviate some of the pressure.

Dian Winkel struck four times for the Stellenbosch boys as they dismissed the hosts with 10 overs to spare for a big 105-run victory.

Boland Landbou sent a loud and clear message to their local rivals by outplaying Somerset College.

Stefan Conradie‘s gritty 67 and Marius du Plessis‘ 51 combined to steer Boland Landbou to a commanding total of 253.

Markus Groenewald then stole the spotlight, dismissing four Somerset College batsmen for only 10 runs, as the visitors were sent packing for a miserable 49.

In light of Somerset College’s impressive preseason performances, the boys from Paarl undoubtedly made a resounding statement of intent.

At the recent Cape Schools Festival, Somerset College racked up four wins in succession to showcase their potential. However, Saturday’s encounter with the Boland Landbou bowling attack was a chastening occasion as Somerset wilted before the home side’s challenge.

Parel Vallei flexed their muscles against the local competition, running roughshod over DF Malan and Strand in their two most recent outings, and winning both by nine wickets.

Sibulele Makaleni excelled with the ball, taking 5 for 26 to spearhead DF Malan’s dismissal for a mere 103 runs. Earlier in the week, the Parel Vallei bowlers also dictated the course of the match when they restricted Strand to 78/9.

In both encounters, Parel Vallei’s dependable opener, Quan van der Merwe, displayed class and finesse, steering his side to seemingly effortless wins. A half-century against DF Malan was just reward for his recent efforts at the crease.

The back-to-back victories suggest more good things to come from Parel Vallei this season.

Gerrad Kamalie was instrumental for Stellenberg as they dismantled Fairmont in their own backyard.

He scored 49 runs without losing his wicket and backed up his impressive batting performance by dismissing 6 Fairmont batsmen to help his team stifle the Fairmont attack before it could really get going.

Summarised scorecards:

Paul Roos 268/8 (William September 101, Extras 35, Cormey van der Watt 33, Beor van Reenen 32,  Josh Jordaan 26, Callum Appollis 24; Michael Kotze 2/28, Peyton Leigh 2/45, Tiaan Louw 2/54, Matthew Brodziak 2/70); Diocesan College 163 (Kashief Joseph 48; Dian Winkel 4/36, Calum Appollis 2/30, Riley Norton 2/36). Paul Roos won by 105 runs.

Boland Landbou 253 (Stefan Conradie 67, Marius du Plessis 51, Extras 50, Francois Prins 31; Callum Hughes 4/51, Chris Varie 3/59); Somerset College 49 (Callum Hughes 14; Markus Groenewald 4/10, Janco Visagie 2/10, Marius du Plessis 2/17). Boland Landbou won by 204 runs.

DF Malan 103 (Benjamin Grobler 37, Eddie Fick 24; Sibulele Makaleni 5/26, Josua Smit 3/19); Parel Vallei 105/5 (Quan van der Merwe 52*, Christopher Hughes 32*; Reuben Braxton 1/46). Parel Vallei won by nine wickets.

Strand 78/9 (Nathan Drotskie 27*; Jameel Ismail 3/9, Damian Faure 3/17, Josua Smit 2/4); Parel Vallei 79/1 (Quan van der Merwe 35*, Extras 25; Daniel Theron 1/18). Parel Vallei won by nine wickets.

Stellenberg 248/9 (Extras 58, Gerrad Kamalie 49*, Yiva Dwaleni 33, Wilhelm Smet 27, JJ Rothman 20, Kyle van Santen 20; J Passman 3/47; D Kok 2/38, S Hoctor 2/44); Fairmont 100 (Colby Meade 55, Extras 25; Gerrad Kamalie 6/29, Kyle van Santen 2/20). Stellenberg won by 148 runs.

Charlie Hofmeyr 87 (Extras 36, Louis Reynolds 22; DJ Luck 2/3, Juann Jansen van Vuuren 2/14, Ernst Coetzee 2/16); HTS Drostdy 88/4 (Juann Jansen van Vuuren 21, Ruan Nortjé 21; Louis Reynolds 2/20). HTS Drostdy won by six wickets.


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