17 October 2017


T20 over format


On Tuesday 17th October the U 15 B team played their first match of the fourth term, a T20, against Paarl Boys High (PBHS). PB won the toss and decided to bat first. It was cool and overcast but looked like a good afternoon for the match. Beining opened the bowling and applied good pressure in the first over, only conceding one wide. MacFarlane opened from the school side and also kept it tight. Kreymborg got the first wicket with his first ball when Ebrahim held onto a high catch. The new batter came in and made his intention clear from his first over by batting aggressively. SACS changed up the bowling with Russell coming on but he proved to be expensive with the PB number three taking him on. Lee came on and bowled well, applying good pressure to have the opener well caught by Codd. PBHS accelerated the scoring moving from 28/1 in the fifth over to 109 in the 14th over before Remke had the number 4 batter caught behind by Hull. It was at this stage that PB took the fight to SACS and hit out at everything they could. Credit to the bowlers Remke, Codd and then the return of Beining to try to limit the scoring. At the end of their 20 overs PB had scored an imposing 161/3.

After a short drinks break SACS came out and showed from the first over that they were going to make a game of it. Russell and Willig started well and took their chances before Willig was out caught at mid-off. Badat joined Russell and pushed the scoring forward before Russell was caught for a well-played 19. Badat was next to go, also caught, for 16. Lee and MacFarlane continued to play their shots and with some good running between the wickets pushed the SACS total to over 100. After Lee was caught and bowled for 30 Beining came out and helped MacFarlane chase down the total. Beining was bowled brining Remke out. Remke and Macfarlane took the total to 130 before MacFarlane was caught for 24. The last two overs arrived with 20 runs required. SACS plated hard and after some lusty blows by Remke and Hull and then Codd coming out after Hull lost his wicket, SACs fell 7 runs short of the total.

After an overall disappointing effort in the field with too many catches dropped, the team regrouped well and made a concerted effort to chase down a big total. All credit to the team for showing good character and it does give them something to build on before the next game, this weekend against Bishops.


PBHS 161 / 3; Lee 1/16

SACS 154 / 7; Lee 30, MacFarlane 24, Russell 19, Remke 14*


SACS lost by 7 runs.


Kevin Thomson 


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