A new era of sports has dawned on Newcastle, with the launch of the Trevor Smith Sports Cricket Challenge.
The challenge took place on Friday, October 19, with an epic cricket battle between Ferrum High School’s 1st XI Cricket team and St Dominics Newcastle 1st XI Cricket team.
Taking place at Paradise Sports Grounds, this challenge saw each team have 40 overs to complete their innings. With the two teams taking to the field at 3 pm, this was no ordinary match. The Trevor Smith Sports Cricket Challenge is an action-packed day/night match.
“There are no other school teams which play a day/night match,” explains St Dominics Newcastle’s Director of Sport, Johan Jacobs.
Because of this, Jacobs explains the Trevor Smith Sports Challenge is set to become the cricket event of the year. “We are looking at making it an annual event, with the two schools competing against each other.”
The official launch of the sporting event proved to be successful, with both teams giving it their all.
Ferrum High School won the coin toss, choosing to bat first. This ensured they had the benefit of taking advantage of the daylight and avoiding batting under the lights.
Ferrum scored 160 runs, all out. Two of the top performing batsmen were Drikus Ferreira scored 45 runs from 63 balls, while Dolf Worst secured 36 runs from 33 balls.
St Dominics batted second but were bowled out for 85 runs, seeing Ferrum win the first edition of the competition. The top scorers for St Dominics were Erich van Zyl, scoring 27 runs from 50 balls, and Joshua Pienaar scoring 17 runs from 17 balls.
The Man of the Match Award goes to Dolf Worst of Ferrum High School. He receives an engraved memorabilia bat, as well as one R500 voucher from Trevor Smith.
Congratulations to both the teams for playing a great game and showing good sportsmanship. Well done to Ferrum High School for clinching the win.