Howick High Cricket sucesses
All Howick High School Cricket teams enjoyed a very successful week on the cricket fields being victorious in all their matches against Voortrekker and Thomas Moore as well as exciting wins for the 1st team at the Sunfoil 20/20 Tournament.
The 1st Team won their match against Voortrekker on Thursday, 6 February by 24 runs. Chris Koning made 39 runs, Wade Peters 25 runs and Sam Karlsen 18 not out. Howick reached 106 runs for 3 wickets in 15 overs. Against some good tight bowling, Voortrekker managed to score 82 runs. Duen Jansen van Rensburg took 2 wickets for 5 and James Webb 2 for 4.
The 1st team played Thomas Moore at the Kloof Country Club on Friday, 7th February and won their match by 18 runs. Sam Karlsen scored 43 off 28 balls and Gareth Coetzer made 17 runs, setting a target of 90. An unbelievable bowling spell by captain Gareth Coetzer of 5 wickets for 7 runs enabled Howick to restrict and bowl Thomas Moore out for 72 runs.
Howick’s first Cricket team participated in the Sunfoil 20/20 cricket tournament on Saturday, 8 February.
In the morning session they played against Raisethorpe at the PMB Oval. Howick won the toss and chose to bat. With contributions from Lishen Reddy and May Mazibuko, Howick managed 126 in 20 overs. In response Raisethorpe kept within touching distance of the required run rate. With disciplined bowling and Lishen Reddy taking 3 wickets, Howick won an exciting game by 4 runs.
In the afternoon, Howick played Voortrekker at the KZN Varsity Oval. After winning the toss and electing to bat, Howick stuttered to 28/6. May Mazibuko batted well with the lower order, taking the team to 89/9 in 20 overs. An exciting innings followed with Voortrekker losing wickets regularly. Jordan Barnsley grabbed 5 of the top order. With Voortrekker needing 2 runs to win with 8 wickets down, May Mazibuko was given the ball to bowl. Claiming 2 wickets in 2 balls, Howick bowled Voortrekker for 88. Howick won by 1 run.
Howick qualified to play in the final vs Treverton at the PMB Oval on Thursday, 13 February at 3pm.