On Friday, 12th and Saturday, 13th February Somerset College hosted Dulwich College. Dulwich had 2 teams, a 1st and a 2nd team.
In the 1st team game Somerset College won the toss and asked the visitors to bat. Dulwich, coming out of their winter break, soon came on the wrong end of an inspired opening spell from Boland provincial player, William Sendin. William bowled his opening spell of 5 overs picking up 3 wickets for 5 runs. He was well backed up by his team mates who took some excellent catches behind the wicket. Dulwich were bowled out for 75. Somerset College quickly chased down the target losing just 2 wickets.
The 1st teams then decided to play a T20 game so the visitors could get some extra practice.
Somerset College decided to bat first and got off to a flying start with the openers putting on 59 for the first wicket. William Sendin scored 44, Ben Henderson 63, Franco Carstens 60 and Vezi Mntungwa got a quick fire 27 off 15 balls.
Once again the College bowlers had the better of the Dulwich batsmen with Dulwich scoring 126 all out. Michael Burke was the pick of the College bowlers picking up 3 for 13 in his 4 overs.
The 2nd team game was a close affair. Somerset College batted first and scored 107 all out. Tyler Ransom scoring 30.
Dulwich got off to a good start but then started losing wickets at regular intervals. They managed to pass the College score with 7 wickets down thus winning by 3 wickets. Tyler Ransom ended off a good all-round day by taking 3 wickets as well.
Thank you to all the families who hosted the Dulwich boys. By all accounts everyone enjoyed themselves and there was some good banter after the days’ play.