Cricket: St David’s Marist Fasken Time Cricket Festival – Day 1 Wrap up

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There was no sign of rain in Johannesburg on Thursday – day one of the St David’s Marist Fasken Time Cricket Festival, but it was pouring runs.

The conditions certainly favoured the batsmen. The sun was shining, the wickets, for the most part, were flat and the outfields were dry and fast. And the batters responded by notching up five centuries and no fewer than 11 half centuries. Compare that to the last time this two-day festival was held, in 2019, when there were three tons in all over the four days.

Top score of the day went to St Stithians’ Ruben du Toit, who smashed 146 against the Lions Invitation team. He faced 122 balls and hit five fours and 10 sixes. As impressive was Ruan Strauss of Noordheuwel, who was 122 not out against St Andrew’s (121 balls, 10 4s, four 6s). The other three tons were scored in the morning. TJ Chalmers of St John’s made 104 against Clifton (102 balls, 12 4s and five 6s), Jordan Gamsy of the host school, got 105 (177 balls, 13 4s) against Paul Roos Gimnasium and Christopher King was 100 not out (118 balls, 13 4s, one 6) for St John’s against Clifton.

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Four of the half centuries were big ones. Beukes van der Berg got 96 for Waterkloof against Jeppe; Jonathan van Zyl made 91 for Maritzburg College against KES; Aditya Kumar of St David’s was 79 not out against Paul Roos and Josh van Tonder of Paul Roos made 88 against St David’s.

Summarised Scores

Lions XI vs St Stithians
Lions 1st inns 171 (Meyer 92 not out, Radebe 24; Maphaka 3/42, Raichetti 2/33, Mapheko 3/42).
St Stithians 1st inns 307/9 (Ruben du Toit 146, Lhuandre Pretorius 38, Schraader 52, Taylor 5/15).

St Andrew’s vs Noordheuwel
St Andrew’s 1st inns 116 (Naude Botha 31, Andrew Sobiech 24; Ehlers 3/35, Botha 4/28). Noordheuwel 1st inns 332/8 (Ruan Strauss 122 not out, Van ASSwegen 34, Adams 32; Liebenberg 3/74).

Jeppe vs Waterkloof
Jeppe 1st inns 122 (Van Aardt 22, Burger 33, Van der Vyver 3/16).
Waterkloof 1st inns 312/9 (Rutven 45, Van de Berg 96, Oosthuizen 54, Luus 34.)

Maritzburg College vs KES
Maritzburg College 1st inns 172/3 (Delport 57, Van Zyl 91, Armstrong 29).
KES 1st inns 9/0.

St John’s vs Clifton
St John’s 1st inns 338/50 (Chalmers 104, King 100 not out, MacRobert 36, Francis 100).
Clifton 1st inns 145/3 (Mc Elligot 74, Singh 60 not out).

St David’s vs Paul Roos Gymnasium
St David’s 1st inns 320/4 (Gamsy 107, West 64, Kumar 79 not out; Wentzel 2/5)
Paul Roos Gymnasium 1st inns 230/4 (Van Tonder 88, September 51, Norton 34; Gaoraelwe 3/62).


Purple Cap Day 1

  1. KES Purple cap : Michael Holmes
  2. Maritzburg College Purple cap: Johnathan van Zyl
  3. St Andrew’s Purple cap: Letlotlo Likhi
  4. Noordheuwel Purple cap: Ruan Strauss
  5. Lions invitation Purple cap: Henricus Meyer
  6. St Stithians Purple cap: Reuben du Toit
  7. St Johns Purple Cap – Christopher King
  8. Paul Roos Gimnasium Purple cap: Josh van Tonder
  9. St David’s purple cap: Jordan Gamsy
  10. Clifton Purple Cap – Mitchell Tillard
  11. Jeppe High School for Boys Purple cap: Kaleb Burger
  12. Purple cap Waterkloof: Beukes van den Berg


Photographer:Theo Garrun