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Monday, 11 November 2013 08:50

Cricket: Match Report 'Bosch v Bishops

Tayo Walbrugh was impressive behind the stumps Tayo Walbrugh was impressive behind the stumps Photo: Robert Gad

Bishops played host to Rondebosch in the final Saturday fixture of the year on the 9th of November, 2013 and elected to bat after winning the toss.


The hosts were soon in trouble, after the loss of both their opening batsmen, with just 14 on the board. Tom van As was joined by debutant Tyler Scarles and the pair set about righting the ship. The Bosch bowlers were uncharacteristically loose which allowed Scarles, in particular, to score all round the wicket. Van As was eventually dismissed by a good running catch by Ryan Klein, off the bowling of Riaz Sader for 25, ending the 79 run partnership that had seen Scarles go to his half century.

Bosch skipper, Hayes van der Berg, reintroduced himself into the attack and found a way through Scarles’ defence for a well-played 56 and, when Wilson was dismissed shortly before the lunch break, Bosch were back on top with Bishops on 126 for 5. Sader (4 for 56) and Klein (2 for 16) bowled well after the break and another wicket for Van der Berg (3 for 23) saw Bishops being bowled out for 155 in the sixty fourth over of the day.

Rondebosch started the chase in positive fashion with Matthew Christensen depositing the fourth ball he faced onto the clubhouse roof. Along with Sader the pair set the platform for the run chase. The introduction of left arm spinner, Matthew Jones, dried up the runs and he claimed the scalp of Christensen (38) in his fourth over to break the 57 run opening stand. Despite Jones (2 for 55) picking up the wicket of van der Berg and Sader being run out for 48, Rondebosch always seemed in control and it was fitting that another long-serving member of the Bosch side, Zubayr Hamza, finished the game with another boundary to finish on 41 not out and complete a seven wicket win for Rondebosch.

Both teams say a fond farewell to their Matric players who have contributed an immense amount to cricket at their respective schools.


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