Solid start to cricket season

Brayden Hicks made 70 against the TAP team.

Jeppe played in the Fasken St David’s two-day time cricket festival last weekend and came a way with two credible draws.

Playing time cricket is an unfamiliar format to the players – most school matches are one-innings or limited-overs games – but they adapted well and there were some good individual performances, and positive declarations by the captain, Breidyn Schaper, meant that the team had a chance of winning both matches.

Breidyn was one of those who did well individually he made two half centuries, 54 and 79 not out against Clifton in the 1st game. Dylan Nicholas made three big scores – 57 against Clifton and 50 and 49 against the CSA TAP team. Luke Hall got two scores – 48 vs Clifton and 57 vs the TAP team, while the top score for Jeppe was 96 by Duncan Brown against the TAP team. Brayden Hicks made 70 against them too.

The pick of the bowlers was Cian Roberston who took 9 wickets in all, including 6/56 against the TAP XI. Cael Murray also took a “fifer” – 5/24 – in the draw with the CSA side.

Summarised scores
1st game

Jeppe 1st inns 236/4 (Breidyn Schaper 54, Dylan Nicholas 57, Nhlanhla Mashigo 75 not out; Ronan Vardy 2/51).
Clifton 1st inns 155 (Joshua Platford 63; Cian Robertson 3/26).
Jeppe 2nd inns 169/7 (Breidyn Schaper 79 not out, Luke Hall 48; Marco Mottura 3/49)
Clifton 2nd inns 135/4 (Ross Montgomery 53, Ronan Vardaya 31 not out; Zakhele Sibanda 3/20).
Match drawn.

2nd game
Jeppe 1st inns 231/6 (Luke Hall 57, Dylan Nicholas 50, Brayden Hicks 70; Odirile Modimokoane 3/57).
CSA TAP XI 1st inns 180 (Tebogo Mathe 31, Emmanuel Motswiri 35; Cian Robertson 6/56).
Jeppe 2nd inns 202/7 (Dylan Nicholas 49, Duncan Brown 96; Odirile Modimokoane 4/54).
CSA TAP 2nd inns 104/6 (Ethan Keiffer 33; Cael Murray 5/24).
Match drawn.