Westville represent Dolphins at T20

2013-02-26 00:00

WESTVILLE represented the Dolphins for the second successive year at the finals of the Coca Cola T20 National competition in Stellenbosch this weekend. Last year, they failed to win a game, but this year fared far better, just missing out from being in the final.

In the first match, Matthew Christensen (73*) enabled Rondebosch (representing the Cobras) to post a very competitive 144, to which Westville replied with just 86. In the afternoon match, Westville fared far better against Waterkloof (representing the Titans). The score posted by the Titans was the same as the morning, 144, but this time Westville were equal to the task and they tied the score with eight wickets down. Not even a super over could seperate the sides as they both posted seven runs. Westville were declared the winners as they had hit more sixes.

On Saturday morning, Westville played Framesby (representing the Warriors), who had defeated both St Andrews and Grey HS and then Border winners Hudson Park. Westville posted the top score of the day — 160 — to which Framesby replied with 102.

The afternoon game was against the Knights representative, St Andrews School from Bloemfontein. The magic number of 144/8 was reached by St Andrews, after Jacobus Pienaar had made 64 in 61 balls and an undefeated 47 in 30 balls by Pieter du Plessis. Westville reached the target with four balls to spare, with Nicholas Pentz (32 in 25 balls), Luke Schlemmer (32 in 23 balls) and Louis Snyman (37 in 17 balls) getting them across the line.

Waterkloof were one of the finalists as they had not lost a game, although they tied with Westville, while Rondebosch edged Westville into the other finalist spot.

In the final, Rondebosch posted a moderate 112/8, but their bowlers dismissed Waterkloof for 102 with two balls remaining. Rondebosch won the R100 000 winners cheque for the first time in a competition that started in September last year amongst 550 schools countrywide.

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