IN a match of fluctuating fortunes, Grey and St Andrew’s played to an exciting draw in their two-day cricket encounter in Grahamstown at the weekend.
Batting first, St Andrew’s slumped to 46/3 thanks to a fiery spell from Kyle Biddulph, but two missed catches saw the hosts regain the initiative.
Good batting by Benjamin Dovey (76), Anthony Dakin (67) and Andrew Mills (52) helped them to a substantial total before Grey captain Garrick Mattheus took three wickets towards the end of the innings as St Andrew’s declared on 265/9.
At 93/3 in their reply, Grey batsmen Liam Lindsey (72) and Cameron Rania (48) came to the fore, while some lusty hitting down the order by Daniel Dutton (44) enabled them to declare on 244/9.
Steven Green led the St Andrew’s attack with 3/58.
The second innings were vastly different, with St Andrew’s being bowled out for 73. Lutho Sipamla was the chief destroyer with 4/32.
Grey needed 93 in 30 overs for victory but despite Lindsay (31) again showing good form, they made a hash of the run-chase and the match ended with the PE team on 72/8.
Green was again in form with the ball, claiming 3/21, while Simon Taylor also kept the pressure on Grey with 3/29.