THE St Andrew's first cricket team continued their good form with a win over Kingswood on Saturday.
Sent in to bat, St Andrew's recovered from 10 for two to reach a competitive 231 in their 50 overs, and then dismissed Kingswood for 111.
Kingswood opening bowlers Aneliso Mteto and Lihleli Xoli made use of the overcast conditions to dismiss Andrew Rushmere and Murray Leith early on, but Mbulelo Mama and Greg King rebuilt the innings in a stand of 155. Grant Stretton's left-arm spin stole the show as he picked up five for 12, as Kingswood were bundled out for 111, St Andrews winning by 120 runs.
In the Michaelmas Week in Maritzburg, St Andrew's opened with a six-run win over St Charles College. After losing half their wickets before they reached 100, Charles Bowren and Fletcher Grafton batted resolutely to take them to 160 for five before the last five batsmen fell for only 40 runs.
St Andrew's started well to reduce their opponents to 23 for two, but a century stand saw St Charles get back into the game. However, Chris Ford then picked up three wickets in a superb second spell, giving him five wickets in the innings, and Tyler Paul claimed three valuable wickets finishing off the innings in the 49th over with an edge to wicketkeeper King with St Charles six runs short of their target.
In their second match, St Andrew's excelled to dismiss Hilton for 107 after they were at one stage 82 for three after 25 overs. St Andrew's started well but Hilton's Matt Lauryssen (3/23) kept the squeeze on the Grahamstown batsmen who went into survival mode and eventually paid the price by being dismissed for 90.
St Andrew's bounced back the next day to post a competitive 229 for four in their 50 overs against Clifton. In Clifton's reply, Brian Ferguson led the bowling attack with figures of three for 29. St Andrew's squeezed the Clifton batsmen to win by 54 runs.