Schoolboy scores a spectacular 242 runs

Sahil Bramdhaw scores 242 runs in a single innings.


Dainfern College first team cricketer, Sahil Bramdhaw scored 242 runs in a match-winning knock against Hoërskool Bastion.

Dainfern College batted first, scoring 395 all out before bowling Bastion out for 137 runs to win the A-league 50-over match by a comprehensive 258 runs.

Bramdhaw’s awe-inspiring innings was appreciated by his team and the opposition.

The 16-year-old Bramdhaw is currently in Grade 10 and this is his third season playing for Dainfern College. His previous best performance was 115 against a KES U16 side last year.

His excellent form saw him selected for the Gauteng team that played in the provincial U15s Cricket Week last year.

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The previous college record of 180 runs was scored by Jamie Rout in 2015. Rout, who was then in Grade 12, also represented Gauteng, playing in the A side in the provincial U17s Cricket Week that same year.

Despite being a comparatively small high school and co-ed, to boot, Dainfern College has a fine cricket tradition. The college benefits hugely from the vast experience and wisdom of resident cricketing professional, Ray Jennings, a former South African coach and player. Jennings was pivotal in the introduction of girls cricket at the high school at the end of last year and his son and England national player, Keaton Jennings, also assisted in the initial girls coaching sessions.

The current boys’ college team is a young one, with several Grade 10 players. With players of Bramdhaw’s calibre in the side for another two or three seasons, the future is indeed bright for Dainfern College cricket.

Robyn Kirk

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