By CHESLEY DANIELS
On a rain-affected weekend in the Grahamstown Cricket Board (GCB), Sidbury beat Cuylerville while most of the games were rained out. Station Hill remains firm on top of the GCB 2nd League log standings, while Salem occupied the first position on the GCB 1st log.
Vincent Mains hit his first century (122) for Swallows before rain stopped proceedings against Kenton. Ashwill also took seven wickets for Kenton in the same match.
GCB 1ST LEAGUE
Sidbury vs Cuylerville
Struggling Sidbury were back to winning ways on Saturday after suffering a few back-to-back defeats. Sidbury stunned Cuylerville, who are currently third on the log, with an impressive and comprehensive six-wicket win. Cuylerville won the toss and batted first, and managed 209/8 in their allotted 50 overs. Greg Clayton (65) and veteran Francois Klopper (31) were the only batters who stood firm for Cuylerville, as Sidbury’s bowlers bowled exceptionally well. Allistair De Blocq 3/26 (10) stars with the ball with his economical spell. Brian Upman 2/36 (8) and Juandre Nel 1/28 (6) also bowled well for Sidbury.
Sidbury started well and put the Cuylerville bowlers under pressure, batting positively. Oscar Walsh top-scored with a fine 55 while Josh Wesson (53) and Hugh Savage (37) came to the party with the bat in ensuring victory for their side. Spinners Brandon Handley 1/11 (3) and Warren Tarr 1/36 (10) took wickets for Cuylerville.
Sidbury socred 213/4 in 38 overs, winning by six wickets in the end.