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Tuesday, 06 November 2012 10:21

Cricket: Glenwood v Hilton Match report

Written by  Kurt Donaldson

Glenwood v Hilton Match Report:

Wesley McLeanAfter much rain and 3 cancelled games the 1st XI travelled to Hilton on Saturday eager to get out into the middle and play some cricket. Hilton won the toss and surprisingly opted to bat first. Glenwood struck immediately with Nipho Madwe inducing an edge off the first ball of the match and Callan Pearce taking a fine catch at second slip. Pearce also struck off the first ball of his over, getting one to rear up and the batsman only able to glove it behind where Ross Mulder took a regulation catch. Unfortunately Glenwood allowed the excitement of those early wickets to hinder their focus and they allowed Hilton to get their innings back on track with some loose bowling and average fielding. A stern chat at tea seemed the tonic that was needed and Glenwood returned to bowl and fielded well to bowl Hilton out for 156 in 43.2 overs. Callan Pearce once again showing his class finishing with 3 for 32 and Andile Phelukwayo also bowling well to capture 3 for 40 in his 10 overs. Richard Wissing once again bowled with control and guile and was the leader in keeping the Hilton run rate down only conceding 19 runs in his 10 overs and getting 1 wicket.

 A brief thunderstorm at lunch fortunately never reduced the game and Glenwood started the run chase in a good positive manner. Cameron Flowers, making his debut, batted superbly well and never looked flustered or hurried as he compiled 47 good runs before being bowled off a really good delivery. That innings was the backbone of the Glenwood run chase with all the other batsmen chipping in around it. Glenwood eventually winning by 3 wickets with 10 overs to spare. A good win, although not as clinical as we would like but considering all the rain and cancelled games a very good result all the same.

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