Peterhouse stun top SA school during pre-season cricket tour

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Peterhouse 1st XI cricket team players and coaches pose for a group photograph during their pre-season tour of South Africa

Peterhouse capped off a very successful preseason tour of South Africa in style with an impressive victory against a very strong Graeme College side in Makhanda in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa last week.

During the 50 overs match, the Marondera-based school dismissed a strong Graeme College for just 101 runs with Codie Marillier claiming 5/52 while Panashe Fantiso took three wickets for 14 runs.

Peterhouse comfortably chased down the target as they reached 102/3 with their talisman Campbell Macmillan scoring an unbeaten 41 as they secured a seven-wicket victory.

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It was a very significant win for Peterhouse as they were playing against a very formidable Graeme College team which boasted a South African U19 cricketer and a few provincial representatives.

Graeme College also ranks among the top sporting schools in South Africa. It has produced numerous sportsmen who have gone on to represent provincial and national teams across a broad spectrum of sports in the country.

The match against Graeme College was Peterhouse College’s sixth and final match during the tour of the Eastern Cape which took place from January 6 to 14.

After playing some intense matches against South Africa’s leading schools during the tour, the Marondera-based school, which enjoyed a memorable season in local schools’ cricket last season, described the tour as a great success.

“Peterhouse 1st XI cricket departed for their tour to the Eastern Cape on 6th January 2023, after a short pre-tour training camp. The tour was successful in that the players learnt the areas they needed to improve,” Peterhouse said in their review of the tour.

“We were most excited about their win over Graeme College which boasted a South African U19 cricketer and a few provincial representatives. Special mention must go to Campbell Macmillan who scored 310 runs on tour at an average of 103 runs per game. Codie Marillier and Jeff Exton are awarded a stripey baggy for taking 5 wickets in a game against Hudson Park and Graeme College respectively,” the school said.

The results of tour were as follows:

Vs Pearson – 50 over game

Pearson 214 / 7 (Codie Marllier 3/58 in 10 overs)

Peterhouse 172 all out (Kohl Eksteen  62)

Peterhouse lost by 42 runs

Vs Pearson – Declaration game

Peterhouse 225/6 (Campbell Macmillan 96 not out)

Pearson 125/7 (Simbarashe Mudimu 3/22)

Match Drawn

Vs St Andrews – Declaration game

St Andrews 280/6

Peterhouse 165 all out (Campbell Macmillan 69)

Peterhouse lost by 115 runs

Vs Hudson Park – Declaration game

Hudson Park 214 all out (Jeff Exton 5/50; Codie Marillier 3/37)

Peterhouse 177/7 (Campbell Macmillan 55 not out; Nicholas Anderson 44)

Match Drawn

Vs Kingswood – Declaration game

Peterhouse 187 all out

Kingswood 188/4

Peterhouse lost by 6 wickets

Vs Graeme College – 50 over game

Graeme 101 all out (Codie Marillier 5/52; Panashe Fantiso 3/14)

Peterhouse 102/3 (Campbell Macmillan 41 not out)

Peterhouse won by 7 wickets

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