SENIOR CRICKET VS ST ANDREWS HIGH SCHOOL
1st XI Report
limited overs cricket match against St
Andrews this weekend, Union High won the
toss and elected to bat first. The boys
batted well under a good bowling attack from
St Andrews, led by arguably the fastest
schoolboy bowler in South Africa. Union lost
wickets upfront, but a brilliant innings by
Matt Harpur and a good partnership with Noa
Cilliers, ensured that they achieved a score
of 153 for 10 after 47 overs. Matt Harpur
top scored with 64 runs off 99 balls.
Union started their bowling attack and had
St Andrews at 21 runs for 3 wickets after 12
overs, but the St Andrews boys managed to
get partnerships going and reached Union’s
total in the 36th over with 5 wickets down.
The top bowler was Sinethemba Ndudula, who
took 2 wickets in 9 overs for 27 runs.
Andrews won the match by 5 wickets.
won the toss, elected to bat and was bowled
out in the 49th over for 255 in this 50 over
match. The top bowlers were Brett Amsterdam,
who took 3 wickets for 22 runs, Bowen
Langmead 2 for 52 and Kwezi Simon 2 for 46.
On the bowling side, Union got off to a good
start when they were 67 for 2 after 22
overs, but failed to make a competitive
score. Brett Amsterdam scored 26, James
Pienaar 21 and James Pringle 15. The Union
boys were bowled out for 92 in the 32nd
St Andrews won the match by 163
Union High vs
On Saturday, 2 September, Union High kicked
off the cricket season by playing Pearson in
Port Elizabeth. Union won the toss and
elected to bat first. The team lost two
early wickets in the first five overs due to
good bowling from the opposition, but Matt
Harpur and Trevor Moos batted very well, and
got the team to 65 runs with the loss of
only 2 wickets in 25 overs. They were set to
build a good score. Unfortunately wickets
were lost at regular intervals and Union was
bowled out for 94 in the 44th over.
Union started their bowling attack and took
regular wickets throughout the innings,
which made the match very exciting. Pearson
reached the Union score in the 35th over,
winning the match by 3 wickets.
batsmen were Matt Harpur with 34 runs, Luke
McNaughton with 18 and Trevor Moos with 17.
Top bowlers were Sinethemba Ndudula, who
took 3 wickets for 13 runs in 10 overs,
Matthew Broeksma with 1 wicket for 14 in 6
overs, Waylon du Plessis with 1 wicket for
15 in 9 overs and Luke McNaughton, who took
2 wickets for 17 runs in 4 overs.
Union High won
the toss and elected to bat. After a good
opening stand of 51 runs and looking like
the Union boys will put up a good score,
Matthew Hesselink got caught at mid-on. That
seemed to be the beginning of the end, as
Peter Watermeyer was run out shortly after
The batsmen were not bowled
out - it was rather an issue of batsmen not
valuing their wickets and not applying
themselves. Union was eventually bowled out
The boys went onto the field
knowing the score will be difficult to
defend, non the less they bowled well, but
lacked some commitment in the field. Gregon
Jenneke and Noa Cilliers each took one
wicket and Pearson won by 8 wickets.
top batsmen were Matthew Hesselink with 23
runs, and Peter Watermeyer with 18. The
bowlers, Gregon Jenneke took 1 wicket for 22
runs in 3 overs, and Noa Cilliers 1 for 8 in
In the Under 15 match, Pearson won the toss,
elected to bat first and scored 246 for 9 in
their 50 overs. Kyle-Luke du Preez took a
brilliant 6 wickets in his bowling attack.
Union went in to bowl and Brett Amsterdam
top-scored with 22 runs. Unfortunately the
challenge was too big and the boys were
bowled out for 80 runs. Pearson won the
match by 166 runs.