St Andrew’s earn away victory over Pearson


On Saturday 10 November, the St Andrew’s College First Team cricket side travelled to Pearson High School in Port Elizabeth, and battled against the Pearson spinners. The tough inter-school’s cricket match took place in superb PE conditions, allowing both side to play their best cricket.

St Andrew’s were well placed after 25 overs on 95/2, but Pearson leg spinner, Josh Honey, bowled a superb spell picking up five wickets for 45 runs in his 10 overs. Dylan Wilson made a mature 44 off 56 balls to ensure St Andrew’s posted a 188 run total that the bowlers could work with.

Pearson got off to a slow but steady start in their attempt to chase St Andrew’s target. David Christie made a threatening 40 runs off 64 balls, but the St Andrew’s spinners Nicholas Frances and Chris Poole placed pressure on the home batsmen in the middle overs, reducing Pearson to 104/6 after 32 overs. Off spinner, Nicholas Frances was superb with his 4/26 in 10 overs. St Andrew’s ultimately bowled Pearson out in 44 overs for 146, earning a 42 run victory over their hosts in what was a very tightly contested match.

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