Union High School 12th Annual Cricket Festival
The Glenwood boys made the 13-hour bus trip to Graaff-Reinet on Wednesday the 10th of January 2017. Glenwood played the hosts on day 1 in a declaration game on the Union Main Oval. Glenwood won the toss and decided to bat first on a hot 40degree summers day.
With a compulsory declaration set at 65 overs, Glenwood made 237/8. Captain Jaden Hendrikse scored his maiden century, with the final run needed off the last ball of the batting innings. Hendrikse finished on 100* not out and Francis Moran scoring a solid 42 opening the batting.
The Glenwood bowlers got stuck into their work in the heat and took wickets at regular intervals throughout the afternoon. Jaden Hendrikse proving his worth with the ball as well as the bat, ending as leading wicket taker with 3-15. Brother Jordan Hendrikse finished with 2-27 and other contributors Alex Pillay 2-14 and Eric Hartman 2-24.
Glenwood bowled Union High School out for 108, winning by 129 runs.
Day 2 Glenwood came up against Marlow Agricultural School, with the match taking place in the picturesque Santa Sana Game Reserve. A stunning venue for a cricket match, surrounded by wildlife and views, it was another extremely hot day. Marlow on this occasion won the toss and chose to bat first.
The Glenwood bowlers were in fine form and dismissed the Marlow side for 62. Jordan Hendrikse being chief destroyer taking 3-15.
Glenwood batsmen had a steady start and got to 56-2 needing 63 runs to win. What happened next was something I have yet to see before in all my cricketing days. Glenwood collapsed from 60-3 to 60-8. Losing 6 wickets without a run scored. Glenwood managed to come out on top, winning the match and ending on 64-8, winning by 2 wickets.
The final match of the tour placed Glenwood against Paarl Boys High in a T20.
Glenwood won the toss and decided to bat first. Openers Jaden Hendrikse and Joe Jonas made their way out to the middle at 08:30, with no one knowing that they were about to witness one of the greatest innings by a Glenwood opening pair. Jaden and Joe racked up an opening partnership of 219 runs in 18 overs. Joe Jonas played a classy knock, often simply timing the ball for 6 with punches over the bowler’s head, the ball ending in the street outside the school. Joe sadly was dismissed on 95 off 59 balls, narrowly missing out on his century. Opening partner Jaden Hendrikse entertained the players, parents and fans around the ground to some inventive stroke play, reverse sweeping a seamer for 4, and sheer power, including taking one of the Paarl spinners for 6×6’s in an over. Jaden recorded his second hundred in only 3 days, ending on 132* not out off 60 balls, hitting nine 4’s and eleven 6’s.
Glenwood ended on 235/1 after their 20 overs.
Glenwood took to the field in defence of their total. The discipline displayed by the Glenwood bowlers, supported by some excellent fielding helped Glenwood to dismiss the Paarl side for 114 runs.
Glenwood ending convincing winners by 121 runs
Report by : Brandon Scullard (Director of Cricket)