31 January 2013

Zimbabwe: Peterhouse School Return Home Empty-Handed

PETERHOUSE School recently attended the independent cricket festival for the third time in South Africa this month where they returned home empty-handed after failing to win any of their matches.

The Marondera-based school lost all their matches against South African teams - Hilton, Michaelhouse, Kearsney, Maritzburg College, Uplands, Bishops and St Davids.

The team's first match was against Michaelhouse who batted first and were let off the hook with five dropped catches and a missed run out to allow them to get to 193 in 50 overs.

Tapiwa Gadzikwa was outstanding with the ball and should have had a four-wicket haul.

Michaelhouse's batsman took advantage of the situation and scored a century and with 30 extras adding to the poor fielding display allowed Michaelhouse to scramble their way to 193 which was a good effort by the bowlers.

Meanwhile, Hellenic School have announced cricketers who have been selected for the Mashonaland Eagles and they are expected to start training in April.

The three selected players from the trials, which were held at Eaglesvale over the weekend, are Luke Oldknow, John Campbell and Raphayael Koundounaries.

Hellenic are, meanwhile, expected to play Springvale in their schools fixture which they believe will help them in their preparations for the Falcon festival which will be held in Bulawayo over the weekend.

Bobby Odilo, the Hellenic cricket coach, said the young cricketers are looking forward to the festival which will help them in their preparations for the new season.

"Our boys are looking forward to the tournament. They have been training very hard.

"We have played one match at the moment against Westridge and we won by 120 runs so am so proud of them. " The boys are good at batting and their fielding is good, and I am confident that they will do well in their forthcoming tournament.

"We have three boys who were selected for the Mash Eagles trials which were held last weekend at Eaglesvale," Odilo said.

The boys who will represent the school at the Falcon festival includes Luke Oldlnow, Thomas Laver, Cain Hinde, Brendan Harwin, Rameez Ahmed, Rayan Bratley, Raphael Koudounaris, John Campbell, Connor Mitchell, Matthew Pattenden and Benji Pattenden.

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