A GOOD performance in the field saw Grey High defeat arch-rivals St Andrew's by five wickets in their schools cricket encounter in Grahamstown at the weekend.
Winning the toss, Grey decided to bowl first and St Andrew's lost their captain, Andrew Rushmere, early on through a good delivery from Jonathan Draai.
The in-form Murray Leith joined Charl Pellissier at the crease and looked threatening, striking three boundaries before Dylan Blignaut also found his outside edge with an accurate delivery on off stump.
At tea, St Andrew's were 67/3, but they succumbed to the pressure, playing some loose strokes against tight Grey bowling.
Draai (4/17) and Sam Mkumbuzi (4/13) tore through the remaining batsmen, dismissing St Andrew's for a disappointing 83.
A shell-shocked, St Andrew's knew they had to have a full attempt with the new ball to have any chance of unsettling the Grey batting line-up. Sintu Manjezi and Brian Ferguson ran in hard, moving the ball around, but were a little impatient.
Grey captain Lloyd Brown took the correct approach, looking to attack on any loose deliveries and he held Grey's innings together with a superb 50 off 76 balls.