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Monday, 02 November 2015 12:21

Cricket: PRG U14's in Record Partnership!

Last week two of Paul Roos Gym’s U14 cricketers produced a master class of tenacity and produced a record second wicket partnership for their team.

Facing the Somerset College bowlers who had removed the opening batsmen cheaply, PRG’s Francois Joubert strode to the wicket to join Ruan Terblanche.

The two attacking batsmen immediately started to score quickly and were soon dominating the bowlers. Despite a valiant effort from the Somerset bowlers, they simply had no answer to the stroke play of Joubert and Terblanche who were firing at a 142 and 180 strike rates respectively.

Both batsmen got to triples figures but that was only the start of the runs feast as they continue to strike the ball to all corners of the field. Joubert was particularly aggressive as he thumped 11 sixes and 32 fours in his mammoth 263 not out innings in a breathtaking display of attacking cricket.

Ruan Terblanche who had opened the innings finished with 212 runs not out which constituted a record 486 run partnership for the second wicket in this 50 over match.

Looking at the record partnerships in all forms of the game including minor cricket it is clear to see just how remarkable this partnership of 486 runs not out was.

2nd Wicket Partnerships Records (including minor cricket):

623* FJ Fitzgerald 1st Royal Munster Fusiliers v Army SC Dublin 1895
605 AH Trevor & GF Vernon Orleans Club v Rickling Green Rickling Green 1882
601* Mohsin Khan & Saeed Khan Karachi Whites v Hyderabad (Under 19) Karachi 1972/73
525* G Conran & P Watsford Small Arms Factory v Bowenfels Lithgow 1920/21
518 A Young and FL McMahon Wanderers v Taruheru Gisborne Nov-10
476* GW Lyttelton & MRHM Herbert AC Benson's XI v HV Macnaghten's XI Eton 1901
472 WH Ponsford & FC Yeomans St Kilda v South Melbourne Melbourne 1926/27
472 A Jayasuriya & ASSPA Attanayake Old Anandians v Rio Colombo 1991/92
463 RV Minnett & RF Popham Old Buckenham Hall v Harrow Blues Attleborough 1912
437* R Eden & MR Eden Wanderers v Wakefield Nelson 1922/23
426 B Warnapura & APB Tennekoon Ceylon President's XI v Malaysian CA Colombo 1971/72
423* WJ Lambert & OM Williams Ampleforth College v Gilling York 1902
419 W Gunn & W Attewell MCC v Northumberland Lord's 1889
408* GW Hodgkinson & OC Riddell Somerset Stragglers v Somerset Clergy Taunton 1911
407 D Crombie & D Thomson Naenae College v Marist Hutt Valley 1982/83
403 J Northfield & B Sheeran Red Hill v French Island Red Hill 1982/83

The 486 run partnership by Terblanche and Joubert was a huge accomplishment by these two players and we look forward to seeing how they progress through the ranks of school cricket and beyond.

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