Fun in the Sun with Staff vs Northwood 1st XI Cricket Team

After inspecting the pitch self proclaimed staff captain, L Bragin, dropped a bombshell and told B Gow that he had been replaced in the team by J Mortan , F Dawson and T Aliphon . To overcome his disappointment they gave him a camera to stop him from crying.

The staff started well with K Halse and D Steyn picking up a wicket each and putting the boys under pressure. In walked B Capell and the fielders ran for cover as Capell’s reputation preceded him. After a couple of mighty blows the unbelievable happened , M Fairweather took the vital wicket’s of Capell and A  Chiradza . Unfortunately M Fairweather could not follow this up and let his team down by going for 20 runs in the over . Lucky for the team his over allocation was over!

G William , J Edy and S Cappell batted well under some tight bowling from M Krause , P McAvoy and the surprise package T Aliphon, who proved she was a better choice in the team than B Gow.

The Staff innings got off to a disastrous beginning with M Fairweather and D van der Merwe back in the hut before the staff team had finished their massages, and there where many a stiff body going into bat. The other problem was L Bragin, who thought he was Geoffrey Boycott and was playing for himself. After a few choice words from his team mates he decided he would start playing for the team. Lucky P McAvoy and the giant D Steyn put the team in a great position. The staff team struggled in the end as rigor mortis set in and the boys took full advantaged and sneaked a 1 run victory. #knights #fun #boysrule

Northwood boys XI

172/8 (G Williams 30, J Edy 42,S Capell 30)

Staff 171 ( L Bragin 33, P McAvoy 30, D Steyn 31)

Northwood boys won by 1 run.

Northwood 1st Team Cricket Victorious vs Thomas More

Northwood won the toss and elected to bat first . Northwood started off at a brisk rate with Brent Phillips timing the ball exceptionally well and made a quick fire 20 off 14 balls. After this Northwood kept losing wickets with only Blayde Capell (31) really contributing with the bat. Thomas More bowling was very disciplined and Northwood batsmen where not patient and gave away some really soft wickets. After 40 overs Northwood reached 163 .

Thomas More batsmen were under pressure from the start as Northwood opened with a spin from the one end. Alex Wright bowled 8 overs and took 2 for eight. After the success that Alex Wright had, Northwood brought on Shahid Cariem who took 3/25 off 8 overs. The bowling was backed up by some really good fielding with Brent Phillips and Kyle Rawling bringing off two excellent catches.

Thomas More were bowled out for 120 runs and Northwood won by 43 runs. 

Photo Credit:  Brian Gow

Northwood 1st XI Cricket – 12 Run Win vs St Charles

St Charles won the toss and asked Northwood to bat first. Northwood batted very slowly and after 25 overs they had only reached 48 for 3 wickets . This brought Blayde Capell to the wicket and once again his positive batting helped Northwood reach a respectable 205/8 . Blayde Capell had a 60 run partnership with Andile Mokange (12) which put Northwood back on track. Blayde hit the ball to all corners on the field and fell 7 runs short of which would have been a well deserved century .

Northwood had St Charles 60/6 after brilliant opening bowling from Andile Mokange (2/22) and Slater Capell (2/30) . After tea C van Lingem came to the crease and took the game to Northwood with some power hitting, with 6 massive sixes and scoring 60 runs off 30 balls . All the lower order batsmen for St Charles chipped in and took St Charles to needing 12 runs off the last over. A Wright held his nerve and bowled Van Lingem with the first ball of the last over giving Northwood a tight 12 run win.

Photo Credit:  Mr Brian Gow