Grey batsmen wilt from strong position

HOSTS Grey High missed a perfect opportunity to beat highly rated Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Affies) of Pretoria on day two of the Grey Cricket Festival this week.

Having done well with the ball to limit Affies to 166, Grey found themselves in an ideal position of needing 24 runs to win with eight wickets in hand.

This was due to an excellent third-wicket partnership between skipper David Masterson (58) and Liam Lindsay (74).

However, the pressure got to the Grey batsmen and they proceeded to lose wickets and finally needed a four off the last ball, which they did not manage to get, so the game ended in a draw.

In Thornhill, Dylan Ryan continued his good form to take four for 43 to help Woodridge to a 53-run win over St Charles.

The summarised scores were: Grey High v Affies Affies 166 (Christiaan Kriek 42, Jonathan Draai 5/29) Grey High 163 for 7 (Liam Lindsay 76, David Masterson 58). Match drawn Somerset v Glenwood Glenwood 172 (J Grobbelaar 36, M Kirkham 35, Ben Henderson 4 for 46) Somerset 110 for 7 (Ben Henderson 41) Match drawn Selborne vs Durban High Selborne 224 (Morgan Steyn 124) Durban High 127/7. March drawn Framesby v Grey College Framesby 107 (Charl Swanepoel 3/6) Grey College 108/1 (A Potgieter 54 not out, J Nel (41 not out). Grey College won by 9 wickets Woodridge v St Charles Woodridge 164 (Ethen Windvogel 50) St Charles 111(Dylan Ryan 4/33, Scott Bester 3/20). Woodridge won by 53 runs St Johns (Zim) v St Stithians St Stithians 320 for 9 (Ricardo Vasconcelos 143, Tristan Blackie-Roden 44, Lake 3/41) St Johns 139 for 8 (Murray 42,Craig Meier 5/35). Match drawn St Johns (Jhb) v Queens Queens 116 (L Peters 43, L Massell 35no) St Johns 117 for 3 (L McClean 34, T Dial 3/34). St Johns won by seven wickets

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