PEARSON recorded four comprehensive victories in their annual schools cricket clash against Alexander Road on Saturday. In the 1st XI match played at Alex, Pearson won the toss and elected to bat first.
The Pearson openers got their team off to a good start, putting on 36 for the first wicket.
Kyle Jacobs (42) and Brydon Carse (55) then added 69 for the second wicket to put their team in a commanding position.
After the drinks break, Alex fought back well and picked up four wickets as Pearson stumbled to 122/5. Pearson, however, recovered well as Daniel Doyle (22) and Regardt Potgieter (36 not out) took their team to 208/7 in 50 overs.
Sheldon Pillay bowled an excellent spell for Alex, picking up 3/42 in 10 overs, and he was well supported by Rivaldo Redcliffe (2/39).
After lunch, Pearson took control of the match. Alex could not put together partnerships as the visiting bowlers picked up regular wickets, dismissing the hosts for a mere 88 for a win by 120 runs.
The Pearson u-15A team continued the winning streak, beating Alex by seven wickets.
In the u-14A match, Jarrod Froneman scored a brilliant 116 as Pearson recorded a massive 190-run win.
Pearson also won the second-team match, by 90 runs.
Wins for Grey
THE Grey first team recorded two comprehensive victories in the past week, following a win over Graeme College, by defeating Selborne at the weekend.
In Grahamstown on Wednesday, Graeme crawled to 116 runs before being bowled out in the 58th over. Sam Mkumbuzi was the pick of the Grey bowlers with figures of 3/17 in 11 overs, while Brad Bopp picked up 3/34 in 13 overs.
Grey batted positively to pass Graeme's total in the 28th over for the loss of only one wicket. Lloyd Brown top-scored with an unbeaten 63, while Bernie Ferreira made 28 not out.
On Saturday, Grey hosted East London's Selborne and, eager to take advantage of the conditions, they asked Selborne to bat.
The seam attack capitalised on that decision to rout the visitors for 76. Mkumbuzi was among the wickets again with 3/13, while Brown was the pick of the bowlers with 4/19 in nine overs. Grey's run chase began rather shakily and, at 13/3, an upset seemed to be on the cards for Selborne.
However, a patient 22 from Bopp and an unbeaten 34 from Rohan Knoetze took the match away from Selborne as Grey cruised to a six-wicket victory in the 23rd over.