The winners of the Coca-Cola T20 Schools Challenge stand to win a grand total of R110 000 to be used in the further development of the game in their school. The provincial winners will win R33 000, and the regional winners R66 000 with the grand prize adding up to R110 000 at the end of the tournament.
As schools prepare for the end of their curriculum year, teams look to end their last few matches on a positive note to ensure they are in a good position to claim the prizes that could make a big difference to them and many other players after they leave school.
In the Northerns region, Affies secured a 116-run win over Hartebeespoort High School. They posted 193/6 after F Marais made an impressive 62 runs. N Kotze, D Odendaal and U Boezaart took 4/19, 3/8 and 2/13 respectively to restrict Harties to 77.
TUKS Sport High suffered a 10-wicket defeat to St Alban’s College. TUKS were bundled out for 94 runs thanks to Murison, Hyden Symmonds and Stephan van Vollenhoven who took two wickets each. In their reply, Revaldo Moonsamy and J van Heerden scored an unbeaten 55 and 34 runs respectively to earn their side an easy victory.
Soshanguve Schools gave HTS Pretoria Tuine a run for their money during their clash that resulted in a comfortable four-wicket win for HTS. Sosh batted first, posting 150/4 thanks to N Kabinde (61) and M Mofokeng (40). Nkosinatha Msiza took three of the four wickets. HTS’ reply was led by W Ludeke who scored a half-century to give his side the foundation they needed for the win.
In the South Western Districts, Langenhoven Gymnasium beat Ladismith High School by a mammoth 232 runs. The former posted a daunting 264/3 after choosing to bat first. Ruan Steyn (76*), Cresendo Maksella (60) and Aron Meter (53) all scored half-centuries. Maksella also excelled with the ball, taking an outstanding four wickets for just four runs, with support from Jactro Weyers (3/5) and Dylan Nuys (2/2) to bowl Ladismith out for 32.
In other matches in the SWD, Outeniqua High beat Oakhill by 24 runs, Sentraal beat Fezekile Secondary School by 15 runs and Glenwood House School beat Uniondale High by 10 wickets.
In the Free State, St Dominic’s beat HS Henneman by 30 runs.