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Monday, 25 February 2013 08:27

Cricket: Rondebosch Win Coke T20 Challenge

It would be Rondebosch and Waterkloof who contested the Coca-Cola Schools T20 Challenge after over 600 teams had all had their opportunity to stake a claim as the best school team in this format.

champsRondebosch seem to have found form just at the right time and their earlier loss against St. Andrew’s Bloem had given them just the shock they needed to motivate them to play at their best. Matt Christensen had been in tremendous form throughout the season and much was relied upon him along with the rest of the ‘Bosch batters to give themselves a defendable target.

However Waterkloof who are enjoying one of their best season’s to date had already shown along their journey to the finals that they are a formidable side and capable of rolling over most teams. Johannes Malan had played some important innings for Waterkloof in the preceding matches and they needed another strong showing from the opener if ‘Klofies were going to compete.

Batting first Rondebosch lost Christensen early and their captain Hayes van der Berg and were on their backfoot at 2/20 in the fifth over. Waterkloof had opened the bowling with the medium pacer Migael Pretorius who bowled a lively pace to end with two precious wickets in his spell.

However it was the man of the match Zubayr Hamza that would make the difference between the two sides. The Rondebosch no. 3 batsmen played a wonderful innings as he stroked his way to a half century which included seven boundaries off just 44 balls. It was the only innings of substance as the rest of the Rondebosch batters struggled against the slow left arm spin of Reinhardt Grobbelaar who frustrated the ‘Bosch batsmen to claim two wickets for only 17 runs in a tight spell.

Needing to score at just on 5.6 runs per over Waterkloof would have backed themselves to reach the 112 runs required at a canter. However the mercurial Dayaan Galiem who opened the bowling for Rondebosch struck in his first over and then proceeded to take another wicket in his next two overs to rock Waterkloof at 3/11.

It was a disastrous start to the run chase for Waterkloof who despite some gallant efforts by the left hander Lehan Janse van Rensburg who scored 28 runs and Henco Vorstman who made 24 runs never fully. Some great fielding by Rondebosch and a clinical bowling display saw Waterkloof bowled out for 102 just 10 runs shy of the victory.

Congratulations to all the teams who took part in the challenge, the finalists and the Rondebosch for the excellent spirit in which the matches were played.

 

ROAD TO THE FINAL:

DAY ONE: FRIDAY 22nd FEBRUARY

       

Team A

 

Team B

RESULT

Cobras:Rondebosch

v

Dolphins: Westville

Rondebosch 144/4 beat Westville 86 by 58 runs

Titans:Waterkloof

v

Warriors:Framesby

Waterkloof 153/2 beat Framesby 108/7 by 45 runs

Knights:St Andrews

v

Lions:St Stithians

St.Stithians 77/9 beat St.Andrews 75 allout by 1 wkt

Titans:Waterkloof

v

Dolphins: Westville

Westville 148/8 beat Waterkloof 144/8 (Super Over)

Lions:St Stithians

v

Warriors:Framesby

Framesby 168/2 beat St. Stithians 167/5 by 8 wkts

Cobras:Rondebosch

v

Knights:St Andrews

St.Andrews 118/5 beat Rondebosch 101 allout by17 runs

       

DAY TWO: SATURDAY 23rd FEBRUARY

       

Team A

 

Team B

 

Lions:St Stithians

v

Cobras:Rondebosch

Rondebosch 154/1 beat St.Stithians 152/7 by 9 wkts

Knights:St Andrews

v

Titans:Waterkloof

Waterkloof 105/1 beat St.Andrews Bloem 103/9 by 9 wk

Warriors:Framesby

v

Dolphins: Westville

Westville 160/7 beat Framesby 102 all out by 58 runs

Titans:Waterkloof

v

Lions:St Stithians

Waterkloof 127/5 beat St.Stithians 124/9 by 5 wkts

Cobras:Rondebosch

v

Warriors:Framesby

Rondebosch 168/6 beat Framesby 100 all out by 68 runs

Dolphins: Westville

v

Knights:St Andrews

Westville 146/6 beat St.Andrews Bloem 144/3 by 4 wkts

       

FINAL DAY: SUNDAY 24th FEBRUARY

       

Team A

 

Team B

 

Cobras:Rondebosch

v

Titans:Waterkloof

Rondebosch 112/8 beat Waterkloof 102 all out by 10 runs

 

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