The NCU Senior Academy gained revenge for their 2015 defeat by Wynberg Boys’ High School with a comprehensive 178 run victory in Sunday’s encounter at the Vineyard Oval, Newlands.

Overnight rain and an uncovered pitch promised early hope for the side bowling first and so it proved as Wynberg, having won the toss, set about exploiting the helpful conditions.

Olly Metcalfe, Jack Burton and Archie Johnston had taken the score to an unconvincing 69/3 but a magnificent 4th wicket partnership of 125 between Max Burton (98) and Aaron Wright (73) ensured that the tourists would set a formidable total.

Late wickets fell as the accelerator was pressed and a cameo from skipper Alex Haggan (20 off 13 balls including 2x6) ensured that the tourists’ total passed 300.

Wynberg’s reply was in trouble immediately as James Magee and Matthew Foster took wickets in each of the first three overs.

With the spin of Aaron Wright and Harry Warke then claiming two wickets each the Wynberg innings lasted barely 30 overs.

On a day that had started overcast and ended in scorching sunshine the NCU boys were happy to get off the field with a shortened session as they acclimatised after a winter of indoor sessions.

A win in style against one of Cape Town’s most prestigious school sides was a satisfying way to start the tour’s match programme.

NCU Senior Academy v Wynberg Boys High School, at the Vineyard Oval, 25 March 2018.

NCU Senior Academy - 303-9 (50 overs: M Burton 98, A Wright 73; Z Antony 3-39, S Shultz 3-47).

Wynberg Boys High School - 125 (31.4 overs: Z Antony 28; J Magee 3-28, A Wright 2-14, S Warke 2-33)

NCU Senior Academy win by 178 runs.

Full scorecard

Wynberg Boys' HS U18 Vs NCU Senior Academy
1-Innings Match Played At Vineyard Oval, 25-Mar-2018, Senior Academy
NCU Senior Academy Win by 178 runs

Toss won by Wynberg Boys' HS U18
Home Side Wynberg Boys' HS U18
Comment 12 players a-side .
For NCU Harry Warke dnb

NCU Senior Academy 1st Innings 303/9 Closed (Overs 50)

Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Min Bls 4s 6s
O Metcalfe c T Perez b S Schultz 13 19 16 3 0
Archie Johnston c N Scott b Z Anthony 19 62 38 2 0
J Burton c B Coveley b H Lagadien 0 7 8 0 0
A Wright st ? b C Jeffery 73 117 88 8 8
M Burton c N Scott b H Lagadien 98 111 78 15 3
James Hunter c P Mentoor b S Schultz 22 40 33 0 0
A Haggan* c T Luckan b S Schultz 20 22 13 0 2
J Magowan+ c P Mentoor b Z Anthony 17 20 17 2 0
J Metcalfe not out   9 9 11 0 0
M Foster   b Z Anthony 0 1 1 0 0
J Magee dnb            
extras   (b0 lb13 w16 nb3) 32        
TOTAL   9 wickets for 303        
FOW
1-24(O Metcalfe) 2-26(J Burton) 3-69(Archie Johnston) 4-194(A Wright)
5-242(M Burton) 6-264(James Hunter) 7-285(A Haggan) 8-300(J Magowan)
9-303(M Foster)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
S Schultz 9 2 47 3 - -
H Lagadien 8 0 45 2 - -
Z Anthony 9 1 39 3 - -
T Luckan 10 0 78 0 - -
N Goodwin 6 0 32 0 - -
C Jeffery 5 0 34 1 - -
N Scott 3 0 15 0 - -

Wynberg Boys' HS U18 1st Innings 125/10 All Out (Overs 31.4)

Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Min Bls 4s 6s
C Jeffery c J Magowan b J Magee 0 4 7 0 0
N Goodwin   b M Foster 0 7 2 0 0
T Perez   b J Magee 0 8 1 0 0
P Mentoor lbw b A Wright 17 72 57 3 0
B Coveley lbw b J Magee 11 14 9 2 0
Z Anthony c J Metcalfe b James Hunter 28 42 27 6 0
N Stronglis c H Warke b A Wright 7 26 15 0 0
S Schultz not out   14 47 38 1 0
I Luckan c James Hunter b H Warke 13 11 12 1 1
T Luckan c J Metcalfe b H Warke 1 6 11 0 0
H Lagadien c Aaron Johnston b A Haggan 8 10 11 2 0
extras   (b5 lb2 w18 nb1) 26        
TOTAL   10 wickets for 125        
FOW
1-2(C Jeffery) 2-2(N Goodwin) 3-7(T Perez) 4-19(B Coveley) 5-70(Z Anthony)
6-72(P Mentoor) 7-87(N Stronglis) 8-110(I Luckan) 9-112(T Luckan)
10-125(H Lagadien)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
J Magee 6 0 28 3 - -
M Foster 5 3 14 1 - -
James Hunter 5 2 11 1 - -
A Haggan 3.4 0 18 1 - -
A Wright 7 1 14 2 - -
H Warke 5 1 33 2 - -