Knights sink SA Schools XI side

2010-12-24 00:00

THE SA School side elected to bat in Bloemfontein against a strong Chevrolet Knights XI. Fatigue after five days of cricket and spin caused the downfall of the Schools XI.

They got off to a solid start with Quinton de Kock and David Bunn putting on 59 for the first wicket. Once the breakthrough came when De Kock was out for 28, Bunn followed in the next over also making 48. It then became a procession and other than a 38-run partnership for the fourth wicket between Josh Dolley (15) and Johan du Preez (24), the wickets fell rapidly.

The spin of Dean Elgar and Thandi Tshabalala did most of the damage with Elgar ending with five wickets for 19 in just over nine overs and Tshabalala taking two for 18 in seven overs. The Schools XI were all out for 130 in 42 overs.

The SA Colts vs Free State clash was scratched due to a wet outfield.

Scores in brief: SA Schools 130 (Q. de Kock 28, D. Bunn 28, D. Elgar 5/19)

Chevrolet Knights 134-3 (M. van Wyk 44, D. Elgar 31, O. Pienaar 26*)

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