Outstanding figures for young Stirling spinner


SOLID PERFORMANCE: The Stirling team which played in the Pearson Cricket Festival in Gqeberha from September 9-11, back from left, Charles Howe (coach), Damian Vosloo, Ryan Markland, Samuel Kirton, Blake Nel, Keagan Rowe, Qhamile Xakwe, Chad Clark-Evans, Josh Pickering, Darryn Masfen, Keagan Warburton and Tyrone Warner (head of sport); front, Kristian Warburton, AJ Durrheim, Onke Tandwa (scorer) and Siviwe Sidinana (scorer). Picture: SUPPLIED

With Kristian Warburton having an outstanding match with the ball, Stirling High School’s first cricket team reserved their best performance at the Pearson High Cricket Festival in Gqeberha on September 9 for their clash with Union High.

Spinner Warburton produced the remarkable match figures of 9/17 (4/8 and 5/9) as the East London side beat their Graaff-Reinet rivals by an innings and 71 runs.

In reply to Union’s first innings of 25, Keagan Rowe top-scored with 46 and Blake Nell contributed 26 as Stirling were dismissed for 110.

Union then fell to 14/5 in their second innings, with the loss of five wickets constituting a full innings in schools time format cricket.

Stirling lost to Pearson and Grey High in their remaining matches, but produced good individual performances.

Chad Clark-Evans took 2/20 and made 44 as they went down to Pearson by 44 runs after the hosts made 131/5 in a Twenty20 game.

The Stirling attack struggled against Grey High in another T20 clash, conceding 198 runs for just two wickets, but batsman AJ Durrheim (45) and Damian Vosloo showed great spirit as they fought bravely to reach 148/8 in their 20 overs.

Queen’s College also enjoyed excellent results in the Pearson Festival, winning three of their four matches.

Ryan Denston was one of their star all-rounders.

The Komani team opened with a T20 win over Rondebosch after the Cape Town side made 146/4.

Denston led the way, cracking 80 runs as they got home by five wickets.

In their time format game against Muir, Saul had outstanding bowling figures of 6/13 as the Kariega team were dismissed for just 96.

Akho Ngesi top-scored with 64 and Kelson Barber contributed a fine 50 as Queen’s totalled 258.

Denston (top score of 68) and Saul (4/25) were again the main contributors as Queen’s defeated Woodridge by 49 runs after making 211 in their innings.

Maytham struck an excellent 96 in their final game with Pearson, but Queen’s (185) could not match their opponents’ total of 227/7 in 40.

Selborne College proved too strong for Qonce rivals Dale in their 50-over match at the weekend, dismissing their opponents for a meagre 109.

Cambridge High School came up against Western Hub Under-19 in two T20 matches and ended up on the losing side each time.


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