Merensky cricket starts 2016 with a bang


Nyiko Shikwambana congratulated by coach Pieter van der Merwe.

Merensky High School’s 1st and under 15 cricket teams competed against Hoërskool Kempton Park in the Super League on Saturday, 23 January.

The under 15 boys triumphed with seven wickets in hand. The 1st team won with two runs in a nail biting match. Best 1st team batsmen were Nyiko Shikwambana and Timothy Elphinstone; Alex Jardim and Ruurd Jacobs excelled with good bowling figures.

On Wednesday, 20 January the Plasie first team continued the Pro 20 challenge against Nkowankowa on Merensky home turf. Merensky went in to bat first and scored 132 runs with the loss of 4 wickets. Nkowankowa finished the game with only 54 runs on the score board. Merensky won the game with a whopping 78 runs.

Merensky’s Timothy Elphinstone scored 58 runs and took 3 wickets within 10 runs. Nyiko Shikwambana and Alex Jardim also played a brilliant game with 25 runs and 2 wickets respectively.