A good day on the cricket field

Dylan Nicholas

Jeppe’s 1st cricket team beat King Edward by eight wickets in a T20 game on Wednesday on what turned out to be a good outing for the black and white.

There were only four games played on the day and Jeppe won two of them – the under-15As also won. The under-16A game ended up in a tie, while the under-14As lost.

The 1st XI bowled first and had KES in a lot of trouble on 55/6 at one stage before their Dean Bacher (51*) and Ethan Perry (29*) put on an unbeaten partnership of 76 to see their side to a respectable 130/6 after 20 overs. Joshua Vorster (2/10) was the best of the Jeppe bowlers.

Jeppe lost two wickets quite early before Dylan Nicholas (65*) and Declan Osborne (47*) got together and batted quite superbly to see Jeppe home with three balls to spare.

The required run rate was 11 per over at one stage and it seemed the pair were going too slowly, but they timed the chase perfectly and in the end Nicholas needed just 51 balls to get his 65 and struck three fours and three sixes in the process. Osborne’s 47 came off 45 balls and included three fours.

The under-16A game was a thriller. Jeppe made 126/7 in their 20 overs, with Caleb Burger getting 36 off 34 balls and Ethan Edwards 44 off 38. KES needed nine runs off the last over and could only get eight. Reece Larcohm took 2/20.

KES batted first in the under-15A game and were 117 all out. The best of the bowlers was M Costa who took 4/2 6 in his four overs.Jeppe got the winning run off the last ball of the match to win by five wickets, thanks mainly to a 63 by S Potsane, and 22 from R Harcourt-Baldwin.

KES under-14A made 117/4 and then bowled Jeppe out for 67.