Cricket – u/13: Nicholas Govender Demolish Welgemoed Primary School with his 123*

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By Dries Badenhorst – Nicholas Govender, captain of Curro Durbanville’s u/13A cricket team, made batting look easy when he virtually single-handedly destroyed Welgemoed Primary School’s bowling attack.

Curro Durbanville batted first and scored 197 runs in their 20 overs. Nicholas opened the batting with Kyran Munz. The pair batted aggressively from the start, scoring 37 runs in no time. Over eagerness then led to the demise of Kyran (12) when he attempted a quick single.

Jamie Ricketts joined Nicholas and shared in a partnership of well over a hundred runs. Jamie struggled to get going, initially. But once his eye was in, he also hit a few lusty blows over the boundary. He was eventually caught for 30 runs.

From there on it was the Nicky show, as he played the ball to all parts of the field. In his magnificent innings he hit 6 sixes and 15 fours. His innings was however not flawless, as he was dropped early in his innings. This was his second ton for the season.

Devin, from Welgemoed, was by far the best bowler for his team. During the batting hurricane he managed figures of 4 wickets for only 22 runs in his 4 overs. The fielders failed to support the other bowlers by dropping too many catches. Had those been held onto, the score would have been more respectable and the game would have been much closer.

Braydon Wilson lead the charge with the ball with 3 wickets for only 9 runs in his 3.1 overs. He was well supported by Kenoé Christians, whom took 2 wickets for 17 runs. One of these wickets required him to catch a ball that was solidly (to put it mildly) struck off his own bowling. Few people would have had either the guts or the reflexes to take this catch. He was also responsible for a run out.

Welgemoed was dismissed in the 18th over for 80 runs.

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