1st XI vs OA XI annual 50 over cricket match, Lower field - St Andrew's College

1st XI vs OA XI annual 50 over cricket match, Lower field

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Nov 21, 2022
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Nov 21, 2022

1st XI vs OA XI annual 50 over cricket match, Lower field

The OA XI Captain, Chris Benjamin ‘won’ a very useful toss on a wet Saturday and elected to bowl first in a reduced match to 45 overs on a fresh morning on Lower field.

The 1st XI scored freely but did not adjust to the conditions and failed to build any significant partnerships. Sibusiso Mxube stood firm at the crease for his well-played 39, but the OAs proved too wile for the schoolboys dismissing them for a below par 157 total. Carl Johnson was the pick of the OA bowlers taking 3 economical wickets.

The College boys remained fired up in the field and were determined to make it tough for the OA’s, which they did, picking up key wickets and asking questions of the OA batsman. Chris Benjamin top scored with 36 for the OA’s and Russell Bennett made a useful and classy looking 27. Mark Ter Morshuizen (2/30) and Nick Lane (2/14) proved effective with pace off the ball, but in the end the OA’s were the well-deserved winners by 4 wickets.

Thanks to the OA’s for their commitment towards this meaningful cricket match, every year it is a highlight for the boys. Well done to Nick Lane and his team for a year in which his team have continuously bounced back, shown grit and finished the year with some significant wins and epitomizing progress.