WHEN the St Andrew’s C grade team went to sleep on Friday night, they may have dreamed that somehow they could tear through the normally excellent College batting and go on to win the premiership.
On Saturday, the Drews’ dream came true, leaving the shell shocked Eagles in a nightmare they couldn’t escape.
Although both teams came back on Sunday for day two, the game and the 2013-14 premiership had already been decided, with St Andrew’s only needing to bat out some time to create an insurmountable first innings lead.
Drews skipper, Brett Litchfield, won the toss and curiously elected to bowl, but his gamble on seeing if College could set a target as well as they chase one paid off handsomely.
Bruce Stephens and Ewan McDonald went out to bat at 1pm, and less than two hours later, College’s season was lying in ruins, bowled out for 50 in 28.4 overs, with a highest partnership of 10 and Stephens batting through before being the last man out with a top score of 19.
Of those near 29 overs, 7.4 of them were maidens, and when the first wicket didn’t fall until the fifth over, it gives you an indication of the sort of destruction which took place at KFC Oval.
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