Published: 17th April, 2014
The Pemberton Greenish Surrey Academy have completed their pre-season tour of Cape Town – losing just one of the seven games played.
Game six on tour saw the PG Academy come up against Boland in a One Day match, with the hosts batting first. They got off to a good start, with Pono (23), Sader (55) and Lorgat (64) scoring good early runs before some tight bowling from Sam Curran (3/27) and Angus Dahl (4/56) eventually saw them end on 257 all out.
In response the Surrey openers Ollie Trower (0) and Olly Batchelor (4) were quickly dismissed but Curran (32) and Dahl (11) formed a platform to move their side onto 94/4.
Although Bradley Erasmus (67) and Harry Allen (43) played impressively, Surrey were unable to stay with the required rate and lost regular wickets, eventually succumbing for 238 to lose by 19 runs.
Seeking to avenge their defeat in the two day game, Surrey this time batted first, putting together a cogent team display, with Jamie Smith (45), Olly Batchelor (45), Bradley Erasmus (59) and Sam Curran (78) all making telling contributions as Surrey totalled 277.
In response, Boland could muster just 166/9, with Chris Jones (3/27) leading the way – followed by Will Pereira (2/32) and Angus Dahl (2/39).
With a first innings lead of 111 in the bag, Surrey put in another strong effort in the second innings, scoring 163/4 with more runs for Curran (50), Allen (45) and Jones (38*).
Needing 274 to win, Boland embarked on a solid chase but fell just 23 runs short to hand Surrey their sixth and final win of a hugely successful tour. Again, Curran (3/22) and Dahl (4/41) produced the standout performances, to cap off an excellent tour for both players.