Cricket season ends on a high note

The cricket season ended on a high note on Saturday with the first team recording a comfortable, 64-run, win over Pretoria Boys’ High. It was their second victory over a traditional boys’ school rival in a week, following the 8 wicket win over King Edward last Wednesday.

It was a good day for Jeppe against Pretoria. Of the nine games played. Jeppe won five. Apart from the firsts, the second team; the u-16As, and the under-14As and Bs also won.

Jeppe batted first in the first XI game and were all out for 203 runs. Luke Hall top scored with 65, Declan Osborne made 38 and Jayden Brooker 39. Pretoria, in reply, lost wickets at regular intervals and were all out for 139 – 64 runs short.

Declan Osborne took 3/19, to round off a fine all-round performance.

Munib Ayob made 116 for the under-14A team. He took 141 balls to get there and struck 11 fours. He is clearly one to look out for in the future.

Summarised scores:

1st team Jeppe 203 (Luke Hall 65, Declan Osborne 39; Justin Tatersal 3/28. Pretoria 139 (Claudio Jardim 37; Declan Osborne 3/19). Jeppe won by 64 runs.

U16A Jeppe 250. Pretoria 246. Jeppe won by 5 runs

.U15A Jeppe 140. Pretoria 142/5. Pretoria won by 5 wickets.

U14A Jeppe 328/6 (Munib Ayob 116). Pretoria 170/6. Jeppe won by 158 runs.

The second team won by 32 runs; the 3rds lost by two wickets; the u-16Bs lost by 24 runs; the u-15Bs lost by 1 wicket and the u-14Bs won by 5 wickets.