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Wednesday, 13 March 2013 13:15

Cricket: Match Report 'Bosch beat Bishops


Rondebosch welcomed traditional rivals Bishops to Cricket A on Saturday. Persistent rain on Friday meant the wicket had a little moisture in it and a greenish tinge to the grass, which persuaded Bishops to insert the hosts upon winning the toss.

There was some lateral movement on show early on, and the Bosch openers, Matthew Christensen and Riaz Sader were made to work hard to stay at the crease. Matthew Rudson made the breakthrough for Bishops when he got one to nip back into Sader, but crucially, this was only in the tenth over of the morning.

Hayes van der Berg (64 off 82 balls) joined Matthew Christensen (61 off 142 balls) and the pair continued to show the form that have made them so prolific this year. Matthew, as usual played the supporting role whilst Hayes mixed defence with aggression, often taking the aerial route against the spinners. Van As broke the 107 run partnership, and shortly afterwards had Christensen caught and bowled with the score on 161 for 3.

Murray Commins then joined Zubayr Hamza and the pair set about posting a score for the declaration which came well short of the allowed 75 overs. Zubayr recorded yet another unbeaten half century and with Murray not out on 26, Bosch declared their innings closed on 225 for 3.

Dayyaan Galiem showed why he is a highly-rated prospect with an aggressive opening spell in which he dismissed Ty Wills and Justin Rowe-Roberts and beat the bat on numerous occasions. Hayes van der Berg picked up two wickets in his spell – Zubayr Hamza taking two spectacular slip catches and with Jay Stevens picking up two wickets in two balls, Bishops were in all kinds of trouble at 41 for 6 at the tea interval.

Things did not improve for the visitors after the interval, as Kay Skovgaard-Petersen got into the act, taking three wickets in two overs, and Ryan Klein delivered the coup de grace: Bishops were dismissed for 45, resulting in a 180 run win for Bosch.

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