Two spin bowlers from Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) Talent Acceleration Program (TAP) team ensured that their side secured victories against St Alban’s College and St David’s Marist Inanda, at the 2018 Fasken Time Cricket Festival, held at St David’s this past weekend.
Neo Felane from Hoerskool Birchleigh in Kempton Park, who captained the TAP XI, took 14 wickets for 107 runs during his team’s two two-day matches, and was named Best Bowler of the festival.
Felane’s teammate and fellow spinner, Odirile Modimokoane (from Hoerskool Grenswag in Rustenburg), took 12 wickets for just 53 runs. “My goal is to play for the Proteas one day, I want to go all the way,” said Modimokoane after taking incredible figures of 7/6 in an innings against St Alban’s.
Bryce Parsons from King Edward VII School, who attended the recent National Under-17 TAP Week in Pretoria, was named Best Player, scoring 265 runs and taking nine wickets.
Cameron Shekleton from St Stithian’s scored centuries in two innings, and was named Best Batsman of the festival for his average of 261.
Now in its second year, the Fasken Time Cricket Festival featured eight teams in 2018.
Niels Momberg, CSA Youth Manager, encouraged all schools to play more time cricket. “The more you play this type of cricket, the more you will grow as a player overall,” he said.
Cricket South Africa TAP team
Neo Felane (capt) (Easterns), Bonga Makaka (Western Province), Achille Cloete (Boland), Phemelo Sepati (North West), Jacques Vosloo (Mpumalanga), Khaya Nyamatha (Easterns), Duan Jansen (North West), Marco Jansen (North West), Odirile Modimokoane (North West), Lifa Ntanzi (KwaZulu-Natal), Karabelo Matlawe (North West).
** Taheer Isaacs (Gauteng) replaced Jonathan Bird due to illness.
Bongani Ndaba (Coach), Bongani Ntini (Coach)
Fasken Time Cricket Festival Scores
St David’s vs St Andrew’s (Bloemfontein)
St David’s 298/7 dec (Jacob Miltz 130, Alex Lategan 106) and 226/3 dec (Miltz 67, Lategan 60)
St Andrew’s 271/6 dec (Corne Viljoen 102, Ruan Cronje 63) and 68/0
Cricket South Africa TAP XI vs St Alban’s College
CSA TAP XI 246 (Marco Jansen 62, Bonga Makhakha 54, Rein Hulme 3/31) and 95/8 (Bradley Leonard 3/19, Hulme 3/24)
St Alban’s College 113 (Ross Whitelaw 49, Odirile Modimokane 7/6) and 221(Hulme 70, Jacques Vosloo 3/28, Neo Felane 3/46)
CSA TAP XI won by 2 wickets
St Stithian’s vs Clifton Durban
Clifton Durban 108 (Joshua Hoffman 8/36) and 165 (Daniel Elgar 41, Joshua Hoffman 6/52)
St Stithians 388/6 dec (Cameron Rowe 156, Cameron Shekleton 131)
St Stithians won by an innings and 115 runs
King Edward VII vs Maritzburg College
Maritzburg College 251/9 dec (Jared Campbell 51, Bryce Parsons 3/59, Keegan Jansen van Rensburg 3/64) and 254 (Dean Dyer 76 not out, Jacques van der Walt 70)
King Edward VII 364/7 dec (Heinrich Pieterse 190, Bryce Parsons 117, Mondli Khumalo 3/74) and 142/1 (Joshua Streak 52, Jason Bracher 50)
King Edward VII won by 9 wickets
St David’s vs Cricket South Africa TAP XI
St David’s 60 (Marco Jansen 3/11, Neo Felane 3/4) and 180 (Jacob Miltz 70, Neo Felane 7/38)
CSA TAP XI 218/9 dec (Tahir Isaacs 82, Tetelo Maphaka 3/42, Bradley Griffin 3/73) and 23/0
CSA TAP XI won by 10 wickets
Maritzburg College vs St Alban’s College
Maritzburg College 240 (Andrew Todd 70, Dean Dyer 66 not out, Simon Miller 3/20) and 183/5 dec (Jacques van der Walt 54 not out, Jordan Landsberg 3/29)
St Alban’s 121/7 dec (Ross Whitelaw 57, Jayden Gengan 4/36) and 258/7 (Rein Hulme 73, Whitelaw 67, Shaun Elliot 3/29)
St Andrew’s (Bloemfontein) vs St Stithian’s
St Andrew’s 273 (Henre Koekemoer 84 not out, Ruan Cronje 52, JP Bloem 3/31, Tristan Brooks 3/53) and
St Stithians 332/1 dec (Cameron Shekleton 130 not out, Cameron Rowe 90, Mudiwa Chanakira 99 not out)
Clifton Durban vs King Edward VII School
Clifton Durban 226 (Daniel Elgar 41) and 174 (Crispin McKenzie 4/53, Bryce Parsons 3/9)
King Edward VII (Parsons 102, Jason Bracher 64, Ariq Chetty 4/143) and 23/0
King Edward VII won by 10 wickets