Cricket Day: Maisels Group vs Group 21

Group 21 played Maisel Group in a friendly game of cricket on 27 February 2015.

On that lovely sunny day, members dressed in their whites took to the field at Zoo Lake supported by friends and family.

G Doubell provided the equipment and V Olivier organized blue shirts for the Group 21 team. The challengers, Maisels Group, provided much needed refreshments on a day that turned out exceptionally hot and humid.

The game was played with a competitive energy and both sides showed great sportsmanship and talent. Group 21 batted outstandingly well to reach a total of 176 for 6 in their allotted 25 overs. W Carstens with 33 runs (enforced retirement), W De Beer with 32 runs (enforced retirement) and G Doubell 26 (caught M Cochrane bowled A Joubert SC) were the pick of the batsmen.

For Maisels group M Cochrane with 28 runs and G Wickens with 30 runs (enforced retirement) excelled. In the end their efforts were in vain as Maisels Group managed to reach only 140 for 7 in their 25 overs.

W Carstens was named man of the match with an outstanding 33 runs and a tidy contribution to the bowling.

Group 21 expresses its heartfelt thanks to all who took part in the organisation of the lovely event.

Pictures are courtesy of J Moorcroft.