PRIORY showed fine form in their schools cricket match against Victoria Park at Priory at the weekend, winning comprehensively by six wickets.
Batting first, VP got off to the worst start possible, losing opener Chad Batty to the first ball of the day.
The Priory bowlers were economical as VP crawled to 28/1 off the first 10 overs. The introduction of Joshua Brummer and Chad Lookwhy into the attack brightened up the game as the scoring rate improved, but VP were not able to post any substantial partnerships and were skittled for 102.
The only batsman to make an impression was Diego van Rooyen, who made 18 off just four scoring shots. For Priory, Lookwhy again impressed, ending with 6/25 off nine overs.
In reply, Priory showed patience in reaching their target. VP were guilty of conceding far too many extras and opener Kyle de Beer batted well for his 35. He was happy to pick his shots while the extras accumulated on the scoreboard.
Ebo Asmah Andoh (14no) anchored the latter part of the innings and Robert James hit the winning runs in the 31st over to give Priory a big win over VP for the second year in a row.