Good weekend on cricket pitch, in pool for Pearson

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PLAYING BALL: VP bowler Chumani Plaaitjie sends down a delivery to Pearson batsman Mark Zonneveld. Picture: BRIAN WITBOOI

PEARSON High continued their winning streak with three impressive victories in girls’ water polo matches at the weekend. The Summerstrand school hosted tough opposition in Outeniqua, Glenwood House, NMMU 1st team and DSG.

The weekend started off with a 5-4 win over a strong NMMU side. The games were played in a big pool game consisting of four chukkas of eight minutes.

In the evening, Pearson took on Glenwood House from George and struck top form with an impressive score of 31-1.

The highlight of the weekend was when Pearson hosted DSG in a series of matches, culminating in a good day for the home teams.

The final game of the day promised to be a competitive and entertaining game against a highly rated DSG team.

The first two chukkas could have gone either way with a close score of 4-2 in Pearson’s favour at the start of the third quarter. Pearson then showed great character and teamwork throughout the game to outplay their Grahamstown rivals, winning 8-3.
PEARSON’S Kyle Jacobs starred with the ball as they defeated traditional rivals Victoria Park by five wickets in their cricket match at Pearson on Saturday.

Winning the toss, VP batted steadily to reach 78/2 before legspinner Jacobs took control, putting Pearson on top as he ripped through the VP batting line-up, picking up 5/33 in 7.2 overs. VP were dismissed for 133.

Jacobs was well supported by Mark Zonneveld (2/6) and Themba Boltina (2/24). For VP, Siya Gebengana top-scored with 36.

Despite their moderate score, VP produced a spirited response after lunch and opening bowlers Chad Batty and Garion Momberg had Pearson in trouble at 18/3.

A good 62-run partnership between Zonneveld (35) and Daniel Doyle (38 not out) steadied the ship and guided Pearson to victory.

Pearson dominated the other matches. The U15 A team amassed 352/4 in 40 overs, with captain Keeran Forbes hitting a superb 106. He was supported by Rodwill Baatjies (60) and Cole Nel (53). Forbes then took 3/35 as VP were dismissed for 168.

The U14A team recorded a seven-wicket win over Kingswood after dismissing them for 47. David Christie picked up 3/2.

 

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