Notwithstanding sport still being voluntary at this stage, masks, and social distancing on the fields, one could be forgiven on Friday and Saturday for thinking ‘What pandemic?’ as all the sportsmanship and excitement of a traditional derby encounter with Bishops played out, home and away.
The weekend’s fixtures against Bishops allowed for a welcome return for many young Wynberg cricketers after a lengthy break. Fortunately, the weather played its part in allowing all the matches to be completed.
The 1st XI fixture on the Frank Reid provided some really good cricket with Wynberg playing only their second match of the term against a Bishops side playing their fixture of the year.
It’s refreshing to see the Junior age groups playing with much freedom and expressing their skills after the break. This weekend Rondebosch will, once again, test their game and hopefully lead to many experiences on the playing field they’ll remember for years to come!
Mr Andrew Wylie, Director of Cricket
3rd XI vs Bishops, T20
WBHS 135/8 D Stevenson 60*
Bishops 106/10 J Viljoen 3-15
Wynberg won by 29 runs.
WBHS 3XI started their summer with a win against Bishops, on a picturesque Silverhurst A on Friday afternoon. Wynberg won the toss and Chris Malan, the newly appointed captain, elected to bat. Wynberg lost 3 early wickets within the power play. Dylan Stevenson and Shukri Abrahams steadied the ship and built a solid partnership to get us into a healthy position. Dylan ended his innings on 60*, helping Wynberg climb to 135/8.
Bishops got off to a flying start with the bat but the change in pace, bringing on spinners, proved to be successful. The slow wicket suited our spin bowlers, with Jack Viljoen picking up 3-15, in his first match for the 3XI. Wynberg was outstanding in the field, with 2 run outs and a stumping, as well as encouraging the bowlers throughout the hot, summer’s day. Wynberg ended up winning by 29 runs and look ahead to the game against Rondebosch.
Man of the match: D. Stevenson for his 60*
Report: Mr Christopher Moore, 3rd XI Coach
Bishops won by 8 wickets
U14C vs Bishops, T20
WBHS 229/1, J Gavin 76, T Harley 123
Wynberg won by 64 runs
Saturday 14 November
Wynberg won by 89 runs
2nd XI vs Bishops, 50 overs
Bishops 207/8, Xolela 10 overs 30-4, Liam Coetzee 10 overs 40-3
WBHS 198 all out, Shane 32 runs, L Metu 31 runs
Bishops won by 10 runs
U15A vs Bishops, 50 overs
WBHS 123/10 Naas Beets 24
Bishops won by 9 wickets
U15B vs Bishops, 35 overs
Bishops 186/8, Nathan Welsh 5/22
Bishops won by 120 runs
U14A vs Bishops, 50 overs
Bishops 136 all out, Calvin Tanner 3/33
Wynberg 137/3, Allie 47(52), D Linde 35*
Wynberg won by 7 wickets
U14B vs Bishops, 35 overs
WBHS 162/5 F. Jacobs 47, D. Fourie 45, J. Coetzer 30*
Bishops 44 all out, S. Lawrence 4/14, J. Andrews 3/8
Wynberg won by 118 runs
Overall Results: Played 9 Won 5 Lost 4
Fixtures vs Rondebosch
This week’s derby matches start on Thursday 19 November with the U15C at home on the Silverhurst B Field, and with an added fixture for the U14B who take on Wynberg Boys’ Junior School’s U13A on the Silverhurst A.
Wynberg host the 1st XI & U15A matches on Saturday, with the U14A match away on Rondebosch’s Lower Desert Field – details of all fixtures on the link. Please remember that under Covid-19 protocols, spectators are encouraged to practice social distancing.
Cricket Old Boys
Wynberg Cricket can proudly report the inclusion of 4 old boys in the 15-man Western Province Provincial Academy for 2020/2021: congratulations to Matthew de Villiers (Matric 2018), Siya Plaatjie (Matric 2019), Kyle Pluke, and Josh Breed (both Matric 2017) who join Daniel Smith, Kai Curran, Phindile Tsolekile, Thembani Ngicizela, Lwando Tywaku, Jordan Woolfe, Guy Sheena, Imran Philander, Diego du Plessis, Justin Gililand, and Sisonke Mazele. Read the press release on NewlandsCricket.com
Facebook Video Archive: ‘Kyle Pluke makes the bails fly’ – 5 March 2016, 1st XI vs Menlo Park
In the News
16 November 2020: Prince backs in-form Verreynne (Matric 2015), Linde for regular Proteas roles: “Six Gun Grill Cape Cobras coach Ashwell Prince has thrown his weight behind in-form batsman Kyle Verreynne to be considered for a top 6 batting position in the Proteas Test team later this summer and beyond and believes George Linde has all the attributes to be a regular performer for the Proteas in white-ball cricket.” Read the article on NewlandsCricket.com
A #WynbergMedia Cricket Update, with thanks to Mr Andrew Wylie and the WBHS Coaches