The Coca-Cola® Schools T20 Challenge Day two concluded on another high peak that again was decided on a Super Over to separate the teams. The last match time was a cross-pool match between Paarl Gimnasium and St Charles College but on this occasion a super over was not enough to separate the sides.
The St Charles team batted first and wriggled through from early on. Paarl Gimnasium put pressure on the side and took wickets at regular intervals. The team contributed with small starts and only Nathan Lunderstedt with 29 made a reasonable score. At the end of their 20 overs St Charles were 135 all out. The top Paarl Gimnasium bowler was Bradley Davids with 4/12 in his 4 overs.
Paarl Gimnasium had a slightly better start than St Charles and attempted to pace their run chase but they lost wickets when they started to accelerate and ended up scoring 135/5 with Floors Brand scoring 34 and Johan Smal scoring 30. For the second time in two days Paarl Gimnasium had to go to a super over. Paarl Gimnasium batted first in the Super Over and posted a decent total of 17 runs.
St Charles captain Wesley Madherve also scored 17 runs with the match ending up as a draw. In order to pick the winning team in this fixture, the scorers had to conduct a count back and see who scored the greatest number of boundaries.
It was concluded that St Charles scored 16 boundaries with Paarl Gimnasium scoring 14. St Charles won their earlier match against Queens High School by 90 runs and remained unbeaten in the tournament.
In other matches St Stithians remained the other team that is unbeaten by winning both their matches. They beat Hudson Park High School by 71 runs in the morning and won over Hoerskool Waterkloof by 7 wickets in the afternoon. Since St Stithians and St Charles are unbeaten, they qualify for Sunday’s final irrespective of what happens in this morning matches.
The St Andrews College team won against St Andrews High School in another exciting match on day 2 of the Coca-Cola® Schools T20 Challenge. St Andrews School scored a mammoth 184/8 with Henre Koekemoer scoring 63 and Pheko Moletsane scoring 51. Guy Rushmere from St Andrews College proved to be the best bowler and took 3/32. St Andrews College replied by scoring 185/3 and winning with 3 balls to spare. Matthew Schaefer with 72* and Callum Francis 58 were the chief contributors to their victory.
Hoerskool Waterkloof continued with their mixed results after beating St Andrews College in the morning by 4 wickets and then going down St Stithians in the afternoon by 7 wickets. Queens High School also had mixed results with a defeat to St Charles in their morning game and a strong comeback against Hudson Park High School to win by 47 runs.
The Coca-Coca® Schools T20 Challenge is synonymous as a platform for showcasing some of the best, up and coming, youth cricket talent in South Africa. The Coca-Cola® Schools T20 Challenge National Finals highlight games on Sunday, 17 March 2019 will be the Coca-Cola® All-Star team vs CSA Selection Team from 9:30am with the exciting National Final between St Stithians and St Charles at 2pm.
St Stithians (Lions) 170/3 (Cameron Rowe 64*, Liam Mostert 35, Akhona Ratyana 3/24) vs Hudson Park (Coastal Focus) 99/8 (James Troon 32, Tristan Brooks 3/23, Matthew Lieberman 2/22)
St Stithians won by 71 runs
St Charles (Dolphins) 205/3 (Wesley Madhevere 65*, Clive Madande 48, Amogelang Sima 2/25) vs Queens (Inland Focus) 115/9 (Lethabo Gulwa 34*, Andile Ngobeni 32, Keegan Crawford 3/13, Cameron Spangenberg 3/30)
St Charles won by 90 runs
St Andrews (Knights) 129 all out (Ruan Cronje 56, Reeza Alexander 29, Juan Wilton 4/22) vs Paarl Gim (Cobras) 131/7 (Johan Smal 40, Ruan Cronje 3/24)
Paarl Gim won by 3 wickets
St Andrews (Warriors) 128/7 (James Mullins 54, Hardus Coetzer 3/18) vs Waterkloof (Titans) 132/6 (Jordan Hermann 48, Liyama Dotwana 2/19)
Waterkloof won by 4 wickets
Waterkloof (Titans) 136 all out (SW Kemp 33, Tristan Brooks 3/30) vs St Stithians (Lions) 137/3 (Liam Mostert 82)
St Stithians won by 7 wickets
St Andrews (Knights) 184/8 (Henre Koekemoer 63, Pheko Moletsane 51, Guy Rushmere 3/32) vs St Andrews (Warriors) 185/3 (Matthew Schaefer 72*, Callum Francis 58)
St Andrews College won by 7 wickets
St Charles (Dolphins) 135 all out (Nathan Lunderstedt 29, Bradley Davids 4/12) vs Paarl Gim (Cobras) 135/5 (Floors Brand 34, Johan Smal 30)
The match and the Super over both ended in a tie. St Charles won on a count back, they hit 17 boundaries compared to 14 boundaries by Paarl Gimnasium
Queens (Inland Focus) 141/8 (Lindelihle Yeki 46, Akhona Ratyana 4/26) vs Hudson Park (Coastal Focus) 94 all out (Nqaba Peter 29, Siyabonga Mlambo 4/15, Lindelihle Yeki 3/9)
Queens won by 47 runs