This past Saturday, 5 November, Union Preparatory School, Graaff-Reinet’s 𝗨/𝟵𝗔 𝗖𝗥𝗜𝗖𝗞𝗘𝗧 side played a 30-over match against Graeme College.

Although there was some uncertainty about whether the game will continue or not as rainclouds were threatening overhead for most of the morning, the sun came out just as the Union team was arriving in Grahamstown and the game could, luckily, continue.

The captains proceeded to do the coin toss, which Union won and then elected to field.

𝘎𝘳𝘢𝘦𝘮𝘦 𝘸𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘶𝘵 𝘶𝘱 𝘢 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘴𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘧 181 𝘳𝘶𝘯𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴.

This was a very high score but our boys took up the challenge and fought back bravely.

𝗪𝗘𝗟𝗟 𝗗𝗢𝗡𝗘 to Morgan Jacobs and Raydon Hendricks for taking 4 wickets each and to Edwin van Greunen for taking 2 wickets.

When the Union side went it to bat, they lost some of their higher ranking batsmen early on in the game, but the partnership between Harry Watson and Morgan Jacobs set them back on track and the team continued to put up a good fight.

𝗪𝗘𝗟𝗟 𝗗𝗢𝗡𝗘 to Harry on making 85 runs. (𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘰 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 50 𝘪𝘯 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘣𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘵.)

Union managed to make 153 runs in total which, unfortunately, wasn’t enough to win the game – Union lost the game by 29 runs.

𝙒𝙚𝙡𝙡 𝙙𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙤𝙮𝙨 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙩𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙜𝙖𝙢𝙚.

• Union extends its thank to Mr Wayne Murray for driving the team to Grahamstown and back safely – we appreciate his time and effort spent in aid of the school.