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Good win for Grey 1st  XI cricket team

Feb 5, 2018
Good win for Grey 1st  XI cricket team

In a surprising low scoring game on the Pollock Oval, the local Grey High 1st XI beat their brother School Grey College from Bloemfontein by 32 runs

"Grey High won the toss and elected to bat first on a flat pitch. The home side got off to a good start and were 43 for 1 after an hour," said Neil Bielby, Grey High Director: Sport - Master-in-Charge: Cricket.

"Unfortunately, after that Grey High struggled to hold their composure with increasing pressure from the opposition, who bowled well.

"Grey High lost wickets at regular intervals, and were in real trouble at 100 for 7, the tail wagged, putting on some much needed runs. Tristan Du Randt top scoring 31 as Grey High limped to 134 all out."

Bielby said that the early change of innings meant Grey High got time to bowl at the top order before lunch, two early wickets fell before lunch  to give Grey High a fighting chance at 9 for 2.

"Things got really interesting when Tiaan Van Vuuren (3 for 14) took a wicket with the first ball after lunch (9 for 3). Grey High then continued to apply pressure with tight bowling and aggressive field settings and at 69 for 7 Grey High were well on top," he added.

"Grey College kept fighting though and recovered to 91 for 7, until Nick Fowler (3 for 13) wrapped up the tail for Grey High  claim a remarkable victory by 32 runs."

Summarised scores

Grey High 1st XI 134 All Out (Tristan Du Randt 31)

Grey College 102 All Out (Nick Fowler 3 for 13)

Grey High 1st XI won by 32 runs.


Grey High 2nd XI 237 for 7 (Ross Fourie 68, Callum Du Plessis 39, Travis Van Breda 31, Jonothan Kruger 28no, Kyle Mills 24no)

Grey College 2nd  208 for 9 ( Tristan van Breda 2 for 18)

Match Drawn


Nico Malan 1st 74 All Out ( Wilmot 4 for 22, Meintjies 3 for 11)

Grey 4th 75 for 2 ( Meintjies 36)

Grey won by 8 wickets


Cillie 101 All Out (Neff 4 for 25, Duffy 3 for 13)

Grey 5th 102 for 5 (Canestra 37no)

Grey Won by 5 wickets


Grey Colts A 238/3 (65 overs).(Hofmeyer 85,Smith 83,Van Heerden 50 Not Out)

Grey College 15A 179/6 (Van Heerden 2/38)

Match Drawn

Grey College 14A  279 for 8 ( Daniel Ristow 4 for 33)


Grey High 192 for 6( Ebrahim Patel 82, Callum Oosthuizen 38)

Result - Match drawn


Grey  14B 183 for 7 (Ashleigh Ostling53,Cariston Primo 75)

Nico Malan 85 All Out (MJ Hayward 3 for 15)

Grey Won by 98 runs