After a long wait the day came for the St Thomas Aquinas Cricket team to head for the place which is among the of Seven Wonders of the World, that is Victoria Falls. The team left at 6:00am for Victoria Falls. We were all excited about this trip but most of us fell asleep just after the first tollgate.
Three hours passed then we arrived at the halfway kiosk where we stopped to have our break-fast. An hour later we were back on the bus.
We entered the city with so much excitement. As we arrived we saw a beautiful landscape, full of vegetation and wild animals. We suspected that some of the animals hid from us because we only spotted warthogs in the open. We then went to the rainbow hotel where we were staying.
The next morning was a new beautiful day. We had breakfast and left for Victoria Falls Primary School where we were to play our cricket matches. Our first match for the day was against Musikili B team we played very well and won by nine wickets. The next match did not go well as Musikili A went on to set a high score of a whopping 179 runs. Jason Macklin scored 98 which was a very good batting display. St Thomas Aquinas went on to bat but lost wickets early on. But the team was rescued by Ray-Royce Sibanda (the beast) when he came to bat. After five dot balls sixes were flying all over the field. Mandisi and the captain(Ray-Royce) scored a record partnership of 130 runs before Mandisi was run out on 38.The skipper went on to score his highest score but was unlucky to be caught by the gully on 74runs before he could make a century. St Thomas Aquinas posted 169 runs thereby falling short by just 10 runs but it was a very good day for cricket at the end.
We set for the hotel where we ate, packed our bags and slept. We went to crocodile farm the next morning where we saw different types of crocodiles and different sizes. We also saw three huge lions, two females and one male. We all had a good time. After that we bit farewell to Victoria Falls and traveled back home safely.
Mandisi Mabunda(Grade 7)