The annual Shaw/Brown T20 tournament, hosted by Kingswood College, took place on Friday, between Kingswood, St Andrew’s College and Graeme College.
In their first game, the St Andrew’s 1st XI lost the toss on Kingswood’s Gane Field and was asked to bowl first by Graeme College. St Andrew’s made good use of Gane’s sporty pitch, attacking the stumps, and picked up wickets regularly. Liselihle Maphekula took advantage of College’s missed opportunities compiling a mature 56 not out off 53 balls. The College attack was disciplined and bowled Graeme out for 109 in their 20 overs. College came out firing and was well-positioned on 40/0, but Graeme knew the job was not done and were keen to exploit College’s inexperience in their middle order. Graeme did just that and then exposed the lower order to their SA U19 bowler Aphiwe Myanda, who bowled superbly at the death, restricting St Andrew’s to 105/9 and securing a well-deserved and clinical win for Graeme. (Chris Birrell 2/24, Joe Wostenholm 2/18, Zach Micklewright 1/3 in 4 overs, Jurie Norval 1/18 in 4 overs).
St Andrew’s College won the toss on Friday evening and elected to bat first versus Kingswood at City Lords. College was fired up by the return of some of their more experienced team members, posting a competitive 172/5 in their 20 overs. Jurie Norval was in belligerent form with his swashbuckling 85 coming off just 50 balls. He was well supported by his captain, Sam Francis’s fluent 34 off 18 balls and Alex Griffins’s smart 20 not out off 15 balls.
Kingswood was up for the challenge, but the College bowlers were equal to the task of bowling Kingswood out for 123 runs. The St Andrew’s College bowing attack and fielders put in one of their best sessions of the year, operating in partnerships and combined well as a tight unit. (Matthew Pope 3/29 (4), Tom Vermaak 2/13 (4), Jurie Norval 2/25 (4), Malcolm Macgregor 1/25 (4) and Zach Micklewright 1/2 (2)).
Congratulations to Graeme College for winning the Shaw/Brown T20 Trophy for 2021.