MUIR registered a comfortable six- wicket win over Priory in Port Elizabeth at their schools cricket match at Priory at the weekend.
After winning the toss and batting first, Priory got off to a bright start but lost two early wickets as Dumisani Magala struck twice in his opening spell. Chad Lookwhy, fresh from a solid 78 in his last outing, was again the anchor for Priory while wickets fell around him.
The home side went into the drinks break on 109/6, scoring at a decent rate of four runs an over.
After drinks, however, Lylle Petersen was reintroduced and picked up three wickets in the space of two overs, including that of Lookwhy for a solid 57. Priory could not put any further partnerships together and were bowled out for 135.
Petersen (3/33) and Magala (2/24) were the pick of the Muir bowlers.
In reply, openers Jonathan dos Santos and Jack Tector added 30 for the first wicket before Ebo Asmah removed Dos Santos.
A steady 56-run partnership for the second wicket between Tector and Michael Manefeldt took the score to 86/1 before Tector was trapped in front for a well-played 30.
Manefeldt carried on his hard work and reached his 50 following with some big hits over the top. At 114/2, with 22 runs needed, Muir lost two more wickets to the bowling of James Chad, who picked up 2/34.
Manefeldt held firm and finished not out on 60, guiding Muir to their six- wicket win.