Cricket Wrap – 25-26 January 2014

Falcon College where in Harare over the weekend for a double header against St George’s College on Saturday (25-January-14) and St John’s College on Sunday.

The Saturday match went too well for the Esigodini boys posting a 10 wicket victory over their hosts St George’s College. Shaun Snyder weighing in with a good half-ton. Snyder scored 62 not out as Falcon cruised to reach a lowly 107 all-out target by Saints. Earlier in St George’s innings Braden Watson and Michael Dodington had ripped through the Saints’ batting  order claiming four wickets each.

In Matebeleland, Milton continued their good run of form, beating old-time rivals Plumtree by 9 wickets. The border town school took to the crease first, setting a total of 60 which the Miltonians reached with ease after the loss of one wicket.

Eaglesvale was on the road at Petra High School in Bulawayo were they made light work of their counterparts. Batting first the Harare school imposed themselves on their opponents setting a target of 203 for the loss of 10 wickets. R.Tirivanhu and Sean Mwayera top scored for Eaglesvale with 36 runs and 35 runs each. Petra’s entire batting line-up only managed to score 52 runs handing Eaglesvale a massive 151 run win, Prince Hondo his first four-for Eaglesvale this season.

Going up north, rain was the winner at Lomagundi in Chinhoyi as the Hellenic-Lomagundi fixture did not produce a result due to rain. This was also the case in Harare for the Sunday encounter pitting St John’s College and Falcon College. The previous day, St John’s had posted a seven wicket win over Peterhouse Boys in Marondera. Peterhouse scored 89/10 in their innings and St John’s didn’t have trouble reaching that, as they scored 90/3 to claim the victory.

Gateway’s Brandon Diplock proved to be a piece of work for Marondera High School with ball in hand. Diplock’s five wicket haul together with Elson’s  four-for restricted Marondera to 43/10. Marondera were no push overs though as their bowlers put up a good show that made up for their poor knock. Gateway scored 47/8 to claim a three wicket win.

Milton and CBC played out to stalemate on Sunday. Milton batted first scoring a 111/5 in 36 overs before declaring. CBC managed 88/9 in 45 overs before bringing up their declaration as well making way for Milton to bat again. In their second innings Milton scored 77/1 in 22 overs.

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