Cricket vs Clifton & Glenwood : Match Reports

1st XI Cricket
1st XI Match Report:
On Saturday 20 October the DHS 1st XI Cricket team played against Clifton College, at Riverside.
The weather conditions on the day were perfect for the team wanting to bowl first. With a proper down pour in the morning, we weren’t too sure if we would actually get a game in, but the weather gods came to the party and eventually pulled through for us to have a cricket match.
DHS won the toss and decided to bat first, which I believe worked against us. We managed to get a total of 95 all out. The top order wanted to bat first but didn’t apply themselves to the conditions we were faced with.
Clifton then came into bat and we had them under pressure from the onset. Joshua Stride cleaned up the top order batsmen from Clifton, getting 3 wickets before lunch time. At 25 for 5, Clifton were in a spot of bother and lunch time came at the right time for them, but at the wrong time for us.
After lunch Clifton came back into bat and formed a good partnership which led them to victory.
DHS lost by 5 wickets
Best Batsman – T Nenhunzi 36
Best Bowler – J Stride 3 for 12
1st XI Match Report:
On Saturday DHS played against Glenwood on their field, Dixons. DHS won the toss and elected to bat first. Our opening bowlers got us off to a very good start, dismissing the opening batters. The two middle order batters formed a good partnership stand of 130 runs, which steered the ship for them to a reasonable total. Glenwood managed to get 231 runs on the board.
In the 2nd innings DHS lost an early wicket. It took Jared Manicum to come in and steady the ship with Taine Owen. The pair managed to see off the Glenwood dangerous opening bowlers and reached 44/1 in 15 overs. We then lost two quick wickets after drinks. DHS middle order batters, Tinashe Nenhunzi and Rodney Mupfudza, then formed a good partnership to consolidate the situation, getting us into a steady position which got our opposition worried as they didn’t look like they were going out. However, lack of concentration and focus saw us lose both Tinashe and Rodney within a space of two overs. All we needed from either one of the two batsmen was for one of them to go on and bat through. Unfortunately, this put us back on the back foot. Wickets started crumbling and we just lost hope towards the end.
Glenwood won the match by 58 runs at the end. The team that fielded the best on the day won the game!
Glenwood batted first, scoring 231 all out in 48 overs
DHS 173 all out in 45 overs
Best Batters:
T Nenhunzi 64
R Mupfudza 42
Best Bowlers:
J Stride 3 for 28 in 10 overs
DHS lost by 58 runs
F Genade
1st XI Cricket Coach

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