Published: 2nd April, 2013
The Pemberton Greenish Surrey Academy have been hampered by rain after making an excellent start in their recent tour match against Western Province U19.
Playing against a strong side that included a South Africa U19 wicket keeper and a number of emerging Cape Cobras players, Surrey won a crucial toss and made excellent use of a beneficial wicket early on.
Pace bowler Will Rollings led the way with a high quality display of seam bowling, partnering with Tom Curran to reduce Western Province to 30/5 early on.
Rollings went onto record his first five wicket haul for Surrey, taking 5/43 as the hosts continued to struggle, eventually being dismissed for just 107 all out. Other wickets came from Curran (3/23) and Aman Shinwari (2/14).
In response, Surrey opener Oli Batchelor continued his excellent run of form with an unbeaten 81. Captain Dominic Sibley (8) and Jack Scriven (1) were dismissed early but Batchelor enjoyed great support from Harry Allen, whose 41 helped Surrey comfortably overhaul the Western Province total.
Allen was dismissed by Gregory Oliver shortly before the close but Surrey ended on 148/3 from their fifty overs.
An action packed start meant the game was enticingly poised for the crucial second day but sadly, unseasonal conditions in Cape Town saw the match washed out.