GREY High registered a remarkable cricket victory over Kimberley team Noord-Kaap in Port Elizabeth on Sunday as they successfully defended a paltry total of 105.
Batting first in good conditions, Grey slumped to 52 for eight before a pugnacious 51 not out by No9 Brad Mackenzie helped them double the score.
With 86 overs left in the day, Grey needed a special effort to get out of jail and this they achieved with fiery and accurate seam bowling to reduce their opponents to 49 for five.
However, Noord-Kaap crept ever closer to their target before Mackenzie again took a hand with two wickets in three overs.
Eventually it came down to Noord-Kaap needing nine runs and Grey wanting two wickets when Brad Bopp whipped out the last two batsmen to give the PE team a four-run victory.
Bopp was the pick of the bowlers with three for 19, while Sam Mkumbuzi took three for 31.
Framesby v Noord-Kaap
NOORD-Kaap had another thriller when they went down to Framesby High by six runs, also failing to chase down a modest total.
Rihaldo Swanepoel (16), Jonty Nel (15) and Stefan Tait (13) top-scored in Framesby's total of 89 as they came up against some fine bowling for by Nealen van Heerden (3/22), Aiden Brooker (3/24) and Dylan Walsh (2/19).
Framesby took some early wickets, but Rickus Zwart (15) and Walsh (14) batted well to give the visitors a chance. However, Framesby took control through Lee-Owen Marakie (5/21) and Juanre Roberts (3/29), who did most of the damage to secure victory.
Earlier last week, Framesby beat Pearson High School by five wickets in the schools Twenty20 competition. Pearson batted first and were bowled out for 94, with Tait (1/10), Jacques du Preez (1/19) and Roberts (1/22) shining with the ball.
Ernst Stapelberg was the main contributor with the bat for Framesby with 29, while Du Preez made 19.