TBHS down St Andrew's in exchange

Timaru Boys' High School came out on top 3-2 in their annual summer exchange with St Andrew's College.

The First XI struggled on the first day against a good STAC bowling attack, reaching a less than imposing score of 122. Dan O'Brien led the way with 55.

In reply, STAC made 387 for five, with Henry Shipley scoring an impressive 203, while Chris Hogan and Mark Otley both took five-wicket bags.

Faced with scoring 265 runs just to make STAC bat again, TBHS started solidly as they looked to work session by session.

Captain Michael Hogan dug in and was finally rewarded with a century, scoring 117. His knock was not, however, enough to save the team as they were all out for 239, a loss by an innings and 26 runs.

The Colts team fared better, compiling 140 runs in their 30 overs. Sean Rooney scored 25 and Cameron McCully made 29.

They soon had STAC in trouble, and they were all out for 68, with James Copland taking five for 15.

TBHS won both volleyball games 3-0, with a less than full strength side.

The side was well led by Nick Grimmer and Sam Kempf, while year 11 player Lucas Rosewill stepped up with some big blocks at the net.

Cameron Keelty was another to stand out, making some big serves and blocks. The tennis team struggled against a highly skilled STAC side that included the former Waihi Darling brothers and Sam Lane.

For TBHS, Tom and Jack Deeley led the team well, but STAC cruised to a 12-0 win..

Touch was the final sport for the exchange and both sides felt the heat, especially during their first game.

TBHS was led extremely well by Cain Tweedie-Cunningham, and Brad Surridge and Lincoln Ormsby stood out.

They took the first match 3-1 and the second by 5-3 to secure the exchange.

TBHS's next exchange is against Otago Boys High School, in Timaru next Tuesday.

The Timaru Herald