St Andrew’s 1st cricket vs Peterhouse

In what turned out to be an exciting and entertaining cricket game on Knowling Field, the St Andrew’s College 1st XI got off to a positive start with a sound victory under lights against the touring Peterhouse team from Zimbabwe.

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Peterhouse won the toss and was elected to field. College batted exceptionally well on a difficult track and declared on 260/3 after 58 overs, with around 70 overs still left in the game. Zach Micklewright scored a patient 78, Matthew Beamish a solid 79, and Brad Storrer a quickfire 57 not out.

Peterhouse made a surprising declaration after 50 overs at 186/7, with 20 overs left in the game. The college, therefore, came back for their second innings and declared 131 runs ahead, and 11 overs left in the game, needing 5 wickets for an outright win.

With Zach Micklewright getting a wicket off the first ball of the innings, and Sean Conroy executing his second run out of the game, the Peterhouse challenge stopped and they then tried to secure the draw. Two quick wickets from Brad Storrer meant that College needed one wicket for the outright win, with four overs remaining. Stuart Carr, on debut, finished off the game with a beautifully flighted delivery to end the Peterhouse resistance and secure a 101 run victory for the 1st XI.

We look forward to traveling to Uitenhage later this week to attend a festival hosted by Muir College as they celebrate their 200th birthday.

St Andrew’s College 1st cricket vs Peterhouse (Zimbabwe)

St Andrew’s 260/3 declared (Matthew Beamish 79, Zach Micklewright 78)

Peterhouse 186/7 declared (Nicholas Lane 3/33)

St Andrew’s 45/2 declared

Peterhouse 30/5

St Andrew’s won by 101 runs