Framesby tops at Despatch

WITH Anru Emiljo continuing to dominate, Framesby powered to victory in the Despatch Twenty20 cricket tournament, easily beating the hosts in the final.

The big-hitting Emiljo has shown excellent batting form this season and he was again at the fore of Framesby's efforts in Despatch.

He had scores of 24, 82 and 74 not out as the team went through the event unbeaten.

In the final, Despatch batted first and slumped to 35 all out, with Stefan Tait (4/8) and Rikus Zaayman (2/1) doing the damage.

Ernst Stapelberg hit 22 not out as Framesby sped to victory in five overs to claim the trophy for the second time.

In their semifinal, reduced to 16 overs, Framesby totalled 104/7 and then held off Daniel Pienaar's challenge, restricting the Uitenhage team to 91/7.

In the pool games, Framesby registered victories over David Livingstone (103 runs) and Woolhope (10 wickets). The game against East London school Grens was abandoned due to rain.

Grey High v Muir

BRADLEY Bopp starred with the bat as Grey overcame a valiant Muir in Uitenhage on Saturday, scoring a destructive 158 from only 128 balls.

Bopp's innings allowed Grey to register an imposing 294/5 in their 50 overs.

His effort was characterised by clever shot selection and manipulation of the field setting of an increasingly desperate Muir attack.

There was a steady stream of boundaries from his bat and the knock should stand him in good stead for one of the Eastern Cape's major cricket clashes against St Andrew's at Grey on Saturday.

SAC v Kingswood

ST Andrew's enjoyed a 31-run win over Kingswood in a well contested limited overs clash on the St Andrew's Lower field at the weekend.

Batting first, St Andrew's totalled a useful 234/8 in their 50 overs and then dismissed Kingswood for 203 in the 49th over.

St Andrew's received a solid start of 58 from Charl Pellissier and Andrew Rushmere (23 off 24 balls). Kingswood broke through by running out Rushmere, but Pellissier and Murray Leith took them to 110/1 after 25 overs.

Kingswood opening bowler Jared van Blerk then produced a fine over to dismiss Leith and he was followed by Brendan Owen (run out) and Pellissier (75) as Kingswood were rewarded for keeping up the pressure with fielders in the ring.

However, with Gordon Everard (38) batting well, St Andrew's recovered from 153/5 to reach 234/8.

Kingswood started well, reaching 41/0 after eight overs as Michael Hansel (40) and Mathew Thorp (41) applied pressure on the St Andrew's bowlers. However, they faltered at the wrong times to the leftarm spin of Grant Stretton and it was left up to Michael Braans to keep the Kingswood innings together.

Braans responded well, taking the run chase deep into the innings with a mature 56 off 78 balls.