James Quarmby’s 3/17 earned him the man of the match award vs. Kingswood and David Rushmore’s belligerent 188 off just 78 balls vs. Union High was a joy to watch and entertained the afternoon crowd on Lower field. St Andrew’s College are due to play the winners of the Uitenhage region on Tuesday before departing for the Independent School’s Cricket Festival over half-term hosted by St Alban’s College.
St Andrew’s College 1st XI Cricket report vs. Kingswood College, Saturday 18February 2017
Kingswood won the toss on Saturday vs. St Andrew’s and had little hesitation in electing to bat first in the warm conditions. St Andrew’s College picked up wickets at regular intervals which made it tough for Kingswood to gain momentum, however they persevered and posted a competitive 170 run total in their 50 overs. Aiden Hawkesworth anchored the Kingswood innings on a well-played 39 and Robert Quarmby bowled superbly picking up 4 wickets for 34 runs.
St Andrew’s approached the run chase in a mature fashion and were almost home on 164/3, but then the clouds rolled in and along with it the healthy tension of a local derby. The Kingswood seamers bowled a superb line picking up 4 quick wickets and immediately the cat was amongst pigeons.
St Andrew’s College dug deep and the earlier 94 run partnership between Murray Koster and Murray Wilson proved to be enough for a St Andrew’s victory by 3 wickets in the 47th over. Hilton Krige bowled a fiery spell of 3 for 29, but in the end Murray Wilson’s 46 along with Murray Koster’s 38 gave St Andrew’s the edge on the day.