Grey High School tallied a massive 464/5 in 50 overs on Saturday, when they welcomed Woodridge College to the Kolisi Field in Gqeberha.
Having won the toss, Grey elected to bat first and centuries by Dylan Garrod and Xander Elkington, bolstered by a fine innings of 87 by Tristan Grundling, saw them to a huge total.
Grundling set the tone, opening with Marco Giaconi, who also helped Grey’s cause with 46 at the top of the order.
Then, Elkington and Garrod raised the tempo when they joined forces. Garrod raced to 123 off only 72 deliveries, and Elkington amassed an unblemished 108 from 77.
To add to his display of batting prowess, Elkington picked up five wickets as Grey bowled out Woodridge for 222 in just 40 overs, leaving the visitors still 243 runs short of their target.
For the visitors, Randy Syce starred with bat and ball, top scoring with 84 runs and removing three Grey batsmen.
His courageous efforts were, however, nowhere near enough to topple a Grey High team that looks in fine form as they begin early preparations for the Grey Fest, which takes place in January next year.
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Grey High School 464/5 (Dylan Garrod 123, Xander Elkington 108*, Tristan Grundling 87, Extras 48, Marco Giaconi 46, Joel Maree 33*; Randy Syce 3/58); Woodridge College 222 (Randy Syce 84, Zche-Keane Killian 55, Extras 27, Ethan Moothoo 22; Xander Elkington 5/54, Ben Ristow 2/12). Grey High School won by 242 runs.
Kingswood College 212/9 (Matthew Collett 73, Brad Goss 33, Michael van Staden 25, Extras 24, Jean-Luc Basson 22; Adam Rogers 2/39); Selborne 215/7 (Tré Gilbert 60, Waeden Plaatjes 57, Ethan Currin 30, Jacques van der Merwe 25, Ben van der Merwe 21; Angus Johns 3/44, Ike Ukekwe 2/10). Selborne won by three wickets.
St Andrew’s College 238 (Sibusiso Khayi 77, Myles Samson 50, Extras 40, Joe Wostenholm 21; Aphiwe Mnyanda 21/3, Marcus Williams 41/3, Murray Tyson 2/43); Graeme College 128 (Ethan Beyleveld 33; Joe Wostenholm 4/17, Laurie Apps 3/38). St Andrew’s College won by 111 runs.