An excellent game of cricket between Northwood and Glenwood saw Northwood come out on top after 100 overs.
Played at Northwoods stunning oval and on a excellent pitch, Northwood won the toss and batted first.
In trouble at 44 for 4, Northwood made 216 for 6, with excellent batting from Dale Van Der Merwe 52 off 38 balls and shared in a partnership of 60 with new boy Kuziwe Kazembe, Kamzembe’s day started off well when he was presented with his first team cap from professional cricketer and old boy Kyle Hodnett.
Glenwood got themselves back into the game and had Northwood 110 for 6 but an outstanding partnership of over a hundred undefeated between Keegan Rawling (57 not out off 65 balls) and Rawdon Capell (38 not out off 63 balls) Northwood posted an excellent competitive score.
The best bowler for Glenwood was Phehlukwayo who claimed 2 for 32 in 9 overs.
Glenwoods run chase got off to a slow start losing 2 wickets in the first over to Dale Van Der Merwe who is bowling quick and accurately.
Callum Pearce played an excellent hand of 92 off 108 balls and showed excellent maturity in a high-pressure situation.
Dale Van Der Merwe 2 for 48 and Captain Sereshin Moodley 2 for 40 bowled well on a excellent batting wicket, Keegan Rawling 1 for 22 in 10 kept it tight as did Nazeer Jaffar 1 for 38.
The champagne moment was when Glenwood needed 16 off 12 balls with one wicket in hand when the ball was given to Jordan Kisten, he managed to find the edge of Pearce’s bat with his 4th ball and the the celebration that followed showed what it meant to the boys in the White Caps who showed hunger and pure determination and sportsmanship on and off the field.
Glenwood all out for 200 and a excellent victory by 16 runs in a great game of cricket.