St Andrew’s outlive low score

[caption id="attachment_72322" align="alignright" width="300"] - TAKE THAT: St Thomas batsman Thriseopher[/caption]

College’s charges beat G’town rivals, then draw against Grey

AFTER being dismissed for a meagre 97, St Andrew’s hit back to defeat Graeme College by 27 runs in an entertaining first team cricket clash in Grahamstown on Saturday. On the first day of weekend games, St Andrew’s College lost the toss and struggled to cope with the in-swingers of Garvin Dampies, who gave Graeme College a firm grip on the match.

St Andrew’s never recovered from 25/4 and were bowled out for 97, with Dampies picking up 4/20.

The St Andrew’s charges then responded well in the field, reducing Graeme to 35/7 at lunch.

Richard Beyleveld came out after lunch and took on the St Andrew’s seamers, giving Graeme a strong chance of knocking off the runs.

Legspinner Simon Taylor then gave Beyleveld some width and he went for a shot over extra cover, but was neatly caught by Tom Lane on the boundary for a well-played 30.

St Andrew’s capitalised on this to dismiss Graeme for 70.

Frank Norval (4/35) and Grant Dixie (4/21) were aggressive early on with the new ball and showed good resolve in defending their low total.

On Sunday, St Andrew’s drew their match against Grey High after rain caused a disruption late in the day.

St Andrew’s captain Anthony Dakin elected to bowl first, expecting some movement for his bowlers in the cool conditions, but star Grey batsman Mathew Breetzke was quick to attack any poor deliveries.