Kingswood College’s Marco Lombard produced the most impressive performance on the first day of the Coca-Cola T20 Schools Challenge at Tukkies in Pretoria with his unbeaten century. He scored 110 runs from a mere 44 deliveries which included eight fours and ten sixes. This helped his side a mammoth target of 195 for Wynberg Boys’ High.
St. Stithian’s College produced the most impressive performance in the first round of the Coca-Cola T20 Schools Challenge at Tukkies in Pretoria. Saints defeated Westville Boys’ High of Durban by eight wickets with six overs to spare.
Westville set a competitive 137/6 in their allotted 20 overs. The team from Johannesburg’s two national u19-players, Ryan Rickelton (50*) and Marques Ackerman (44), was in a destructive mood. Rickelton faced only 34 deliveries in his innings and struck six fours. Wiaan Mulder (21, 8b) struck three consecutive sixes in the 13th over of Alexander Whitelaw’s bowling to steer his side to victory.
Waterkloof’s national u19-player, Janneman Malan (30), was also instrumental in his side’s five wicket victory over Kingswood College. The team from Grahamstown was bowled out for 105 runs thanks to some good bowling by Johan Terblanche (3/21) and Kabelo Raseleka (3/28).
Grey College of Bloemfontein got their first appearance at the national final of with a winning start against Wynberg Boys’ High. The team from the City of Roses’ Raynard van Tonder (47) was named man of the match for his effort with the bat in the six wicket victory.
They needed ten runs of the final over and reach the target 132 set by the side from Cape Town.
Westville Boys’ High 137/6 (Tyron Koen 30, Craig Slemmer 24*; Wiaan Mulder 1/15); St. Stithian’s College 138/2 (Ryan Rickelton 50*, Marques Ackerman 44; Bruce Kerr 1/13). St. Stithian’s College won by eight wickets.
Wynberg Boys’ High 131/6 (Mika Ekstrom 28, Kyle Verreyne 25; Niel Durow 2/18); Grey College 132/4 (Raynard van Tonder 47, Wihan Victor 28*; Jordan Holgate 1/13). Grey College won by six wickets.
Kingswood College 105 all out (Marco Lombard 26; Johan Terblanche 3/21, Kabelo Raseleka 3/28); Waterkloof 106/5 (Janneman Malan 30, Kabelo Raseleka 24; Jimmy Sholto-Douglas 2/15). Waterkloof won by five wickets.
Westville Boys’ High 148/7 (Alexander Whitelaw 42, Jesse Smit 37; Barend de Klerk 3/14); Grey College 149/5 (Niel Durow 50*, Wihan Victor 28, Philip Visser 17*; Tyron Koen 2/7). Grey College won by five wickets.
Kingswood College 194/2 (Marco Lombard 110* (44b), Daine Kruger 46*; Brad Haller 34; Jordan Holgate 1/24); Wynberg Boys’ High 112 (Jordan Holgate 55; Michael Braans 2/15, Marco Lombard 2/19). Kingswood College won by 82 runs.
St. Stihian’s College 146/7 (Justin Watson 40, Marques Ackerman 26; Divan Bester 3/23); Waterkloof 97 (Alex Kok 32*; Justin Watson 3/14). St. Stithian’s College won by 50 runs.