The Jeppe under-15B cricket team have had a good season and have developed a strong team spirit.
In their most recent outing they ran a powerful Pretoria Boys’ High side very close, going down by just one wicket in the end. Jeppe got to 271 with Timothy Bredenham (42), Abraham Potgietier (37) and Chad Hayman 51 not out making the biggest contributions.
Boys High then reached the target after 47 overs, with one wicket standing. Hayman took 3/33 in nine overs.
The coach, Mr Arnott, had this to say about the game: “One of the most nail biting games I’ve ever been a part of. They needed 15 with 4 wickets in hand. Hayman came on and got the set batsman out on 99 in the 40th. He then took 2/2 in his next over. He then had to get the last wicket with just nine runs to defend and bowled five maiden overs in a row. Unfortunately they got the runs. It was a high quality B team game played in a lovely spirt.”
The week before they played Crawford Sandton in a T20 game. Crawford batted 1st and posted a solid 144/6 after 20 overs.Jeppe then made 145/1 after 13,4 overs to win by 9 wickets. Jesse Yeun (67 off 44 balls) and Cristiano Da Costa (64 off 40 balls) put on a 1st wicket partnership of 120.