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Soni leads Glenwood’s charge to W100 win over Northwood

By Brad Morgan , in Cricket | Featured Cricket | News , at 2024-01-25 Tags: ,

The Glenwood 1st XI has been one of the more unpredictable teams over the course of 2023/24 season thus far. From outstanding to average performances, it has been difficult to guess what lies ahead. On Wednesday, in a W100 match, though, they produced a high-quality performance to beat Northwood by eight wickets.

The Green Machine‘s efforts in the field were led by their SA Schools’ opening bowler, Ntando Soni, who demonstrated his class by capturing a wicket early on and then adding a further two to inhibit the Knights’ attempts to accelerate their innings towards its conclusion.

Soni removed Harley Jagga before Northwood had put any runs on the board, and Bandile Mbatha, who also represented KZN Schools at the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Cricket Week, claimed the wicket of Alistair Duncan, which left the visitors on 19/2 after 19 balls.

Kyle White, a member of KZN’s national champion u16 team, then did a solid job repairing the damage. He held down his end while others struggled and finished unbeaten on 40 from 39 deliveries, with three fours.

Mason Storm struck a six in his 20 from 24 balls, but Glenwood sent four batsmen packing cheaply as Northwood mustered 99/7.

Soni starred with the ball, knocking over 3/17 in his 20 deliveries, while Kyle Bryan kept a lid on the scoring, picking up 1/10 in 20 balls, and Awhile Maharaj added to the pressure by taking 1/10 in 15.

Northwood managed an early wicket when Glenwood replied, with Mfana Shange pocketing a catch off Jordan Matthews to send Nathan Moodley on his way for five.

The home side advanced their total to 40, but then lost Krian Jugoo to the bowling of Jamie Wimble for 13. Jugoo’s departure brought Bandile Mbatha to the middle and he and his KZN Schools’ team-mate, Ntando Soni, then set about taking charge of the contest.

They put on an unbroken 60 in 42 balls to see their side to an impressive win. Mbatha played aggressively to end with 32 from 23 deliveries, with four fours and a six, while Soni finished with 27 from 38 with two fours.

Jordan Matthews stood out for the Knights with 1/14 from 20 balls.

On Saturday, Glenwood visit Hilton College, while Northwood welcomes Westville Boys’ High to the north of Durban.

Summarised scores

Northwood 99/7 (Kyle White 40*, Mason Storm 22, Ntando Soni 3/17, Kyle Bryan 1/10, Awhile Maharaj 1/10); Glenwood 100/2 (Bandile Mbatha 32*, Ntando Soni 27*, Jordan Matthews 1/14) Glenwood won by 8 wickets.

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