SWIMMERS from St Andrew’s and DSG tested themselves in challenging conditions when they hosted the Bushmans River Mile Challenge on Sunday.
But while the neap tide and cold water may have tested the swimmers, it certainly was not reflected in the times.
The senior mile was won by Max Kieser from Armstrong House in a time of 18 minutes 45.93 seconds. He was followed by Matt Stainforth and Liam Sofianos, both from Graham House.
The junior mile was won by Jack Emary from Espin in a time of 19:16.36. He was followed by Oscar Liss from Armstrong and Jordan Stulich from Mullins.
The first DSG swimmer home was Robyn Anderson, followed by Jessica Wright and Jessica White.
The half-mile was won by Michelle de Kock, ahead of Amy Anderson and Catherine Myburgh, while the junior half-mile went to Courtney Repinz, followed by Carina Kemp and Kelby Barker.
THE St Andrew’s cricket team registered two solid wins at the weekend, defeating Queen’s and North Eastern Cape High in Grahamstown.
The home side struggled with the bat against Queen’s, losing wickets regularly as Revaldo Redcliff and Devenuto Jekels (3/15) bowled well for the visitors.
Zach Melvill struck the ball well for St Andrew’s, but poor judgment and neat fielding saw him run out for 34. Queen’s kept their stranglehold and St Andrew’s limped to 154 all out.
The home side hit back in the afternoon session with good bowling. Melvill attacked the off stump and Grant Dixie bowled with good pace to put Queen’s on the back foot at 40/5.
The visitors were never able to create the sort of partnership needed and were dismissed for 90.
On Sunday, St Andrew’s hosted North Eastern Cape High and dominated from the start, with openers Nicholas Embling (101) and Anthony Dakin (56) batting superbly in a stand of 156.
Gordon Everard (55) and Andrew Mills (71) continued the onslaught to post a formidable 327 in their 50 overs.
Embling must be commended for his superb 101 off 98 balls.
North Eastern Cape High started with some lusty blows, but ultimately the daunting 328 run chase proved too much.
Marko de Kock’s run-out was a crucial dismissal for St Andrew’s, while Ad van Zyl top-scored with 39. Steven Green’s left- arm spin kept the St Andrew’s attack together, with a spell of 4/28 in his 10 overs as the visitors were bowled out for 132.