On Saturday Pearson High School took control of the 50 over match and never relinquished their stranglehold on the College players. The College players were committed and energized for the challenge on Pearson’s picturesque home field, but Pearson were the better team on the day in their home conditions and finished their year off with a solid performance.
The U14A’s were up for their away fixture and were determined to do well in their Coach, Mr Lewis Manthata’s last match for College and for the U14A team. Myles Sansom held the first innings together with a fluent 78, but College’s 171 par total would require a polished defensive effort in the field. The team were fortunate to receive some words of encouragement and advice from OA, Adrian Birrell at lunch time which proved helpful for the players who went on to bowl Pearson out for 138 and secure a 33 run win in what has been a successful year for the Juniors Colts under the mentorship of Mr Manthata.
The Colts A XI played superbly at home on Lower field and the players should now be well positioned to take on the challenge of senior cricket in 2022.
1st XI vs Pearson High School
Pearson High School 274/6 (Laurie Apps 3/49, Cameron Holmes 3/54)
St Andrew’s College 1st XI 71 all out
St Andrew’s College lost by 203 runs
U15A XI vs Pearson High School
St Andrew’s College 304 all out (Mitchell Coventry 55, Alex Price 52, Murray Wilson 43)
Pearson High School 127 all out (Zack Swears 3/16, Roman Van Zyl 3/22)
St Andrew’s College won by 177 runs
U14A XI vs Pearson High School
St Andrew’s College 171 all out (Myles Sansom 78 )
Pearson High School 138 all out (Alastair Carle 3/22, Benjamin Coventry 2/20)
St Andrew’s College won by 33 runs
Strikers vs Crushers (Internal T20, Knowling Field)
Strikers 84 all out (Michael Biggs 17(22), Tom Bussiahn 2/4, JD Whyte 2/13, Jack Oliver 2/10)
Crushers 78 all out (William Stern 21(32), Alex Hutton 3/15, Ethan Van Der Merwe 2/9, Jake Jackson 3/10)
Strikers won by 6 runs