MURRAY Leith produced an outstanding knock of 150 not out, but Muir managed to hold on for a draw in their schools cricket match against St Andrew's in Grahamstown at the weekend.
Muir capitalised on their decision to ask St Andrew's to bat by taking three early wickets.
But then Leith and Charles Bowren steadied the ship, showing patience while attacking any loose deliveries.
They gradually took control to compile a superb 198-run partnership before St Andrew's declared three overs after lunch on 246/3.
Bowren (60) provided valuable support for Leith's fine effort. Leith's knock of 150 came off 216 balls and included 18 fours and a six.
St Andrew's applied early pressure with the new ball, but missed a few opportunities, although they were still able to reduce Muir to 32 for four.
It was then that Muir's EP under-17 batsman Siyamthanda Gqibitole (47) and Lylle Peterson (49) added a valuable 95-run partnership.
St Andrew's managed to dismiss both batsmen and were in with a chance at 133/6 with 15 overs remaining.
However, Muir showed good discipline, batting out the day (164/6) to earn a draw.