13 October 2017

The u14A cricket tour to Johannesburg was a baptism of fire our boys, especially as the teams we played had many games under the belt. All four matches were played against Gauteng schools; namely Jeppe, KES, Pretoria Boys and Affies. We struggled on day one but batted very well on days two and three. Unfortunately both these matches were abandoned due to thunder and lightning. Day four saw us pitted against a very strong Affies side who score 200 in a T20 match. Our boys batted really well but fell 40 runs short of their total.
Special mention must be made of Imad Khan who scored two very good 50s and Ryan Goodsell and Rowan Howard who also each scored a 50.
The u15A Cricket side traveled up to Pretoria, to play in a Colts festival held by Affies School.
The results were reasonable, losing the first two and winning the second two. The boys struggled to get the process right on the first two days and really didn’t hit their straps versus Pretoria boys on the first day and Selborne on the second day, the highlight of the second day was definitely the 5th and 6th partnership between Mustapha Cassiem scoring 87 and Keagan Blanckenberg 47. Bishops lost by 47 runs.
The third day, playing Jeppe, was better. Bishops scored 312-6; Kirsten 73, Norris 62 and Blanckenberg 52. Bishops winning this game by 92 runs.
Bishops outplayed a very strong Grey Bloem team in all departments. Grey Bloem scored a 101-7 in their 20 overs, superb bowling again from Gareth Watson, hitting his line and length, with great backing up by, Imraan Coovadia, Gareth Allison and Sacha Mngomezulu. Bishops won by 8 wickets.