Despite the gloomy weather and the terrible electrical storm experienced on Friday night we were fortunate to still have a number of cricket matches take place last weekend against Northwood. Out of a total of 27 matches scheduled to take place, only 5 matches were called off before a ball being bowled and 2 called off half way through.
Cricket at Westville:
The 1st team game was unfortunately called off without a ball being bowled. The U16A team had a very good win against Northwood after being 90/8 eventually reaching 140 all out. 50 runs from Haydan Bowman helped Westville to victory. Bowman was also involved in the bowling side with figures of 3/20 supported by Captain Jarryd Cook with figures of 3/31. Through some dedicated fielding and tight bowling, the Northwood U16A team was bowled out for 86/10.
The u14A team game was called off in late afternoon due to the storm which blew in at around 16h00. Westville’s U14A batted first and ended up with a total of 287/9. Runs coming from senior batters, Maharaj 77, Hayes 74 and Matkovich 52. Northwood ended on 153/5, needing 135 to win off 17 overs. The home side can feel justifiably disappointed that the game had to be called off .
Cricket at Northwood:
The 2nd team match was delayed by 40 minutes due to wet outfields but eventually got underway with Northwood winning the toss and deciding to put Westville in to bat. Westville got off to a flyer with Chris Pentz fresh from injury scoring 64 in little or no time. He was well supported by the middle order with Lombard and Gervasoni scoring 42 and 32 respectively. Westville eventually ended on 205/10. Northwood went in to bat and unfortunately could not maintain any partnerships and were eventually dismissed for 129 all out. Chris Pentz again in the mix with figures of 3/24. Westville won by 76 runs.
The U15A team once again gave a demanding performance despite the game being reduced to a 40 over game. Westville lost the toss and were put in to bat on a wet pitch. The Westville boys showed great composure and patience and ended up with a total of 224/7 with senior wicket keeper batsman Jandre Viljoen dominating the bowlers and ending up with 85 not out. Northwood were not up to the task and were bowled out for 120/10. Philasander Gwala taking 4/18 and Seth Rajakumar taking 3/26. Westville won by 104 runs.
Cricket Results vs. Northwood and fillers:
2nd WB 205/10, Pentz 64, Lombard 42, Gerversoni 32, Level 3/64, Campbell 3/33
2nd NWood 129/10, Singh 33, Campbell 35, Pentz 3/24
Westville won by 76 runs
16a WB 140/10, Bowman 50, Gasa 4/24, Ali 3/28
16a NWood 86/10, Cook 3/31, Bowman 3/20
Westville won by 54 runs
15a WB 224/7, Viljoen 85*
15a NWood 120/10, Gwala 4/18, Rajakumar 3/26
Westville won by 104 runs
14a WB 287/9, Maharaj 77, Hayes 74, Matkovich 52, Basil 3/51
14a NWood 153/5, Basil 57
Match abandoned due to rain
Other cricket results:
14b lost to Northwood by 24 runs
14c beat Northwood by 5 wickets
14d beat Northwood by 54 runs
14f beat Northwood by 6 wickets
14g beat Northwood by 6 wickets
15b beat Northwood by 44 runs
15d beat Thomas More 14b by 8 wickets
15g lost to Kloof u15b by 23 runs
16b beat Northwood by 100 runs
16e lost to Thomas More 15b by 28 runs