Boys’ Cricket

Cricket Report 2018

During 2018, our cricket teams once again performed and produced excellent results at the highest level and we continued to establish ourselves as one of the leading cricketing schools in the province. It is not only our top teams who perform and carry our cricket, but also our lower mid-week teams who continue to contribute to the success of our sport, also producing excellent results.

The U14A team has had an excellent start to their high school cricketing careers and is showing great potential. They recorded good wins during the year, most notably their three victories over Grey High School in both their home and away fixtures. Well done to Conner Mitchel, for scoring a century against Westering in the first term. We are very excited about the future of this highly talented group of players.

The U15A team showed great improvement since 2017 and they have now developed into a confident team. Their improvement was evident in their match against Westering, a team they just managed to beat in 2017. However, in 2018 after playing a year of top quality teams, they recorded a comfortable victory over Westering in term one.

Our second 2nd team again produced excellent results. This high-quality team is filled with players who will be included in our 1st XI in years to come. The 2nd XI year was highlighted by a magnificent 100 by Chadwin Spiers against Kingswood College as well as a very competitive match against Rondebosch and easy wins over Westering, Woodridge College and Kingswood College in term 1.

After losing nine grade 12 players in 2017, this year was always going to be a big learning experience for the 1st team. The new, inexperienced but very talented team did extremely well, competing against the top playing cricketing school from around the country.

The 11th annual Pam Golding Properties Pearson Cricket Festival once again saw a record number of teams entering with 22 teams from across the country entering this year’s festival. This festival is now a highlight on many schools’ calendars. Much needed rain in the area hampered the festival as three of the four days were completely washed out. Our 1st XI did manage to play in the time format match, beating Queen’s College in the first innings.

The team participated in the annual Cambridge Cricket Festival, winning three of our four matches.

The 1st team was invited to take part in the Belville Cricket Festival in Cape Town in January. During the festival, the boys did well and improved tremendously as a team. Ethan Frӧsler was named bowler of the tournament in which the team won two of their four 50 over matches.

During term one, we had a first for Pearson when David Christie scored a faultless double hundred against DF Malherbe, 202 not out. An amazing achievement! David followed his double 100 up with another 128 two weeks later. Four five wicket hauls were recorded this season. Delron Simons picked up 5/11 vs John Walton, Jamie Goodwin 5/18 vs DF Malherbe and Ethan Frӧsler 5/54 vs Belville and 5/7 against Lillyfontein.

Congratulations to Alexander Draai and Ethan Frӧsler for being selected to the Eastern Province U18A Coca Cola Week Cricket team and Micaiah Coltman for the Eastern Province U17 team. These players will represent the province at the various National Cricket Weeks in December.

During our annual cricket breakfast hosted at Crusaders Sports Club in March, the following awards were made:

U14 player of the season:            Conner Mitchel

U15 player of the season:            Liqhawe Mokuena

3rd XI player of th eseason:          Jarred Dicker

2nd XI player of the season:         Du Preez Stander

1st       –           top wicket taker: Alex Draai

top run scorer: David Christie

best young player: Ethan Frӧsler

Cricketer of the season: David Christie

We should once again like to thank Pam Golding Properties sincerely for the continued contribution towards Pearson Cricket in 2018.