Sunfoil T20 knockout: Hilton XI beat St Charles by five wickets

2013-02-27 00:00

ON Monday afternoon/evening the finals of the Sunfoil T20 knockout competition for primary schools and tier two high schools was held.

Winterton surprised many with their enthusiasm and endeavours as they ran out five wicket winners against Cordwalles.

Batting first, Cordwalles did not face all their 20 overs and were back in the pavilion for 85.

This Winterton reached in the 16th over for the loss of five wickets.

In the high schools section, Weston played against Howick, with the latter winning by six wickets, but not before they were given a fright at 25/4.

However, Siya Buthelezi (25*) anchored the one end and Josh Foster, after a few sighters, batted aggressively ensuring that the target would be reached. He ended with an undefeated 44 as Howick passed the target of 79 without further loss.

Last night in sweltering heat, a Hilton XI — a mixture of first, second and under-16 players — beat St Charles by five wickets.

Both these teams had played over four days at the St Albans Festival and as Hilton was assured of a place in the final tomorrow, they rested a number of the first team players.

No Hilton player was able to get his score into the 20’s, as they were bowled out for 93 with 10 overs to spare. Matthew Dukes, using pace as his main weapon, took out the top order, ending with four wickets. Both Kylan Naidoo and Matthew Germishuizen captured three wickets.

St Charles batsmen were under little pressure, but they lost four wickets for 46 and then a 39 wicket partnership got them close, but the batsmen were tied down by good spin bowling by Ryan Whyte and Murray Evans.

Marc Knoble batted sensibly to be 26 when they passed the target in the 27th over with five wickets in hand.

Hilton will play the winner of tonight’s match between Maritzburg College and Michaelhouse in the final tomorrow.

SCORE IN BRIEF

Hilton 95 (Dukes 4/10, Naidoo 3/16, Germishuizen 3/9)

St Charles 97-5 (Knoble 26*)

St Charles won by five wickets

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