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Somerset College outplay DF Malan in pre-season T20

By Willem Louw , in cricket Cricket | News News , at 22 September 2023

As we get ready for the end-of-year cricket action to get started Somerset College and DF Malan got the ball rolling with a pre-season T20 match on the Taberer Oval on Monday.

The hosts set up an impressive 195/9 with Chad Ayford and Jonno Firth scoring 59 runs each.

Ayford opened for Somerset College and smashed seven quick sixes to get to his total in only 22 deliveries.

Firth repeated the trick off of only 40 balls, adding seven fours and three sixes to his tally.

The hosts then backed up their dominant batting display with some efficient bowling, containing the DF Malan batsmen to 79/9.

Thomas Parsons took three wickets and only conceded four runs in his three overs.

Erian Vorster managed to survive long enough to score 33 runs for the visitors, but their opening five batsmen were dismissed for a combined total of only seven runs by the effective Somerset College bowling attack and they never managed to gain any real momentum.

Their u15 teams also faced off and Somerset College won that match by 58 runs.

The hosts scored 156/5 in 20 overs with Dawid de Klerk contributing 45.

They then bowled out the DF Malan boys with only one ball left in the game for 98 to secure the double for Somerset College on the day.

They face Fairmont High School on Saturday for a 50 Overs match before the Cape Schools festival at the end of the month.

Summarized Scorecard:

Somerset College 195/9 (Chad Ayford 59, Jonno Firth 59, Callum Hughes 26, Extras 20; Daniel du Plessis 2/24, Benjamin Grobler 2/38, Charl Botha 2/46); DF Malan 79/9 (Erian Vorster 33; Thomas Parsons 3/4, Dion Claassens 2/10). Somerset College won by 115 runs.

 

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