It’s A St Andrew’s – St John’s Smashing Cricket Final

Going into the second and last round of play-off games, it all hanged in the balance but it looked more likely that we would be watching an all South African final later this afternoon.

St John’s was Zimbabwe’s only hope of playing in the final as they sat on three points. A bonus point win would see them move up to eight points but they’d need Prince Edward to deny St Andrew’s a win. As what usually happens when you start playing with numbers, St John’s was disappointed by their fellow Hararians who lost to St Andrew’s but relief came in the form of St Alban’s – St Benedict’s tie.

Andrew Lake of St John's pulls one to add runs on the board for his team against Peterhouse
Andrew Lake of St John’s pulls one to add runs on the board for his team against Peterhouse

The tie saw St John’s top the play-off log and move to the final where they face St Andrew’s who amassed nine points. St John’s College has been in top form, through out the tournament but a loss at the hands of St Benedict’s yesterday afternoon toyed with their chances of making the final.

The Harare school made last year’s final where they lost to Peterhouse by five runs. ¬†Making amends will be at the top of the Rams priority list as they go in to the final which is set for a 14.10 start ¬†while Falcon and Churchill compete in the plate final at 12:55.