Independent Schools Cricket Festivals - St Andrew's College

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1st XI ISCF, St Alban’s College

The 1st XI won their matches vs. Michaelhouse and St John’s College (JHB) over the soggy week in Gauteng.

Ryan Ford bowled beautifully vs. Michaelhouse picking up 3 wickets for 12 runs and Chris Benjamin and Murray Koster’s partnership secured a 7 wicket win for College in the T20 match. On Sunday College pulled off a hard fought 5 wicket vs. St Johns in a 50 over match. James Quarmby bowled a fired up spell taking 4 wickets for 23 runs in his 10 overs, an exceptional spell of leg spin bowling. Captain, Chris Benjamin then held the innings together with a superb 65 not out and Robert Quarmby added the finishing touch with his 17 not out chasing down the 185 runs set by St Johns.

Thanks very much to St Alban’s College, Craig Hoyer and his team for a superb festival and for their best effort to ensure cricket was played in the wet weather.

Mr Bradfield

U15 Independent Schools Cricket Festival

The Festival was a fantastic success with 14 top schools playing in pristine weather conditions over 4 days.

The College boys can be extremely proud of their performance during the festival as they managed to win 3 out of their 4 games. On Day 1, St Andrew’s played some excellent cricket as they managed to beat St David’s Marist comprehensively by 236 runs. As many of us know, cricket is a fantastic ‘leveller’ and Day 2 proved to be a far more challenging test for the Colts XI as they took on a well-organised Saint Stithians team. The visitors managed to get the better of the College as they bowled with discipline and batted sensibly to pass a fairly low total of 147. Day 3 and 4 provided the spectators on Lower with some great excitement as College managed to squeeze a fantastic victory against Bishops by 3 runs and 2 balls to spare; and then show excellent grit and determination to beat Clifton by 3 wickets on the final day.

Some highlights from the festival:

  • Against St David’s – Luke Danckwerts scoring 170* not out, Nic Barlow 108, Matt Schaefer 69 and Tiro Segalo taking 5/21
  • Against Saint Stithians – Nic Barlow 42
  • Against Bishops – Matt Schaefer 62, James Mullins 42 and Liyamo Dotwana taking 3/32
  • Against Clifton – Nic Francis 53, Tiro Segalo 42 and taking Liyama Dotwana 4/14

Overall, the festival was a fantastic success. I would sincerely like to thank Mr Bradfield and Mr Andrew for organizing the event, Mr Bryan and Mr Duda for taking care of the transport arrangements, and the catering staff for all the meals. A special thank you must go to Mr Wilkinson and the ground staff for all their amazing work that they did on the pitches on fields. Well done to the Colts XI on their superb performance and we look forward to watching your progress over the next few months.

Mr Dewey and Mr Nupen