Rondebosch gets 14-run win

2015-11-24 06:00
Hamza Saloojee of Rondebosch Boys’ High School on his way to scoring 40 in their high schools T20 challenge match against Wynberg Boys’ High School at Newlands on Friday. The knock earned Saloojee the challenge’s Hero of the Day award in Rondebosch’s

Hamza Saloojee of Rondebosch Boys’ High School on his way to scoring 40 in their high schools T20 challenge match against Wynberg Boys’ High School at Newlands on Friday. The knock earned Saloojee the challenge’s Hero of the Day award in Rondebosch’s

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The annual Coca-Cola schools T20 challenge cricket tournament has begun, with the regional phase of the tournament blasting off five months of arguably the most entertaining school cricket in South Africa.

Provincial derbies in Bloemfontein, Cape Town and East London served as televised curtain raisers to Ram Slam T20 Challenge matches kicked off the festivities.

Rondebosch Boys’ and Wynberg Boys’ high schools took centre stage at Newlands before the Cape Cobras’ Ram Slam T20 match against the Titans. Rondebosch would eventually come out as the day’s victors in front of an appreciative crowd and the television cameras.

Hamza Saloojee was the day’s stand-out performer, claiming the Man of the Match title after carefully carving 40 runs in Ronde­bosch’s 14-run win over Wynberg.

Provincial champsThe schools T20 challenge takes place annually, with each of Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) 16 unions staging tournaments to identify their provincial champions.

A play-off between the various provincial champions within their regions will then determine which school will represent each of the six franchises in the national finals tournament.

Now in its fourth season, the tournament sees over 7 300 players from 665 schools around the country participating.

With the likes of Quinton de Kock and rising Proteas superstar bowler Kagiso Rabada having already progressed through its ranks, it is fast becoming a platform for showcasing some of the best in South African youth cricketing talent.

Big event“CSA proudly thanks all our administrators, coaches, players and parents for the valuable roles they each play in making our T20 schools tournament one of the biggest and most successful events anywhere in the world,” comments Corrie van Zyl, CSA general manager of cricket.

“It has taken a lot of hard work from coaches, to highlight the talent that will no doubt be uncovered at this year’s schools T20 challenge.

A judging panel will once again be selecting and recognising the Hero of the Day.

“This daily award will honour the standout player on each match day of the provincial and national finals phases of the tournament. The Hero of the Day is not necessarily your typical man of the match. He is the player who produced an extraordinary hero moment – the wicketkeeper who made an amazing dive catch, a tail ender who smashed a reverse sweep for six or the spinner who bowled the perfect googly.”

The provincial finals phase of the schools T20 challenge is set to begin in February.

The national finals are scheduled for March next year.


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