Grey see off Queen’s by seven wickets

ALL THE WAY: Westering batsman Aston Smith cracks a four off Alexander Road's Sheldon Pillay in their Twenty20 schools cricket match at Alex at the weekend. The wicketkeeper is Mark Matai. Picture: MIKE HOLMES
ALL THE WAY: Westering batsman Aston Smith cracks a four off Alexander Road’s Sheldon Pillay in their Twenty20 schools cricket match at Alex at the weekend. The wicketkeeper is Mark Matai. Picture: MIKE HOLMES

GREY High ended their first term cricket programme on a high note with a fine win in a well-contested match against Queen’s at Grey at the weekend.

Beginning on Friday afternoon, a wayward start by Grey allowed the visitors to make a solid start, batting positively to reach 63/1.

Grey then managed to take a few wickets before the drinks break, but again slipped into lethargy and Queen’s moved to 179/6 at the close of play.

With five overs before a compulsory declaration on Saturday morning, Queen’s seized the initiative and took their total to 213 after 55 overs.

Another solid start by the Grey openers saw them move to 58 after 11 overs before Liam Lindsey was trapped leg before.

James Hemsley joined Matthew Breetzke and Grey continued to score with ease before Hemsley fell for 26 to make it 107/2.

Breetzke scored his third innings of 70 or more in a row before perishing for 74 and it was left to David Masterton (55 not out) and Rohan Knoetze (25), who both batted with maturity, to see Grey home by seven wickets.

Woodridge v Pearson

In a keen contest, Woodridge finished their cricket season in style with a three-wicket win over Pearson.

Sent in to bat, Pearson made a reasonable but slowish start, eventually posting a respectable 185/9.

The pick of the bowlers was Dylan Ryan who took 4/28, including a hat-trick.

Woodridge lost an early wicket but opening batsman Walter Melville batted through the innings to score 62 and he was ably supported by William Lilford (32) as they won with nine overs remaining.

Westering v Alex

In a 50-overs fixture at Alexander Road on Saturday, Westering proved too good for the home side as Offie Howard shone with bat and ball.

Howard slammed 85 in Westering’s total of 183, Aston Smith lending good support with his knock of 34.

He then claimed 3/8 in helping dismiss Alexander Road for 121, with Morshan Norman (3/21) and Smith (3/22) also contributing to the win.

 

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