Langenhoven Gimnasium have won the South Western Districts T20 Schools Challenge Provincial title after beating Bridgton RPC by five wickets in the final.
The 2019 T20 Challenge tournament has reached the business end of the tournament and Langenhoven Gimnasium has won the South Western Districts provincial finals of the T20 Schools Challenge. They played in the Cobras’ franchise final to see if they can be the first team from SWD to represent their franchise in the T20 Schools Challenge national finals from 15–17 March.
This year’s provincial finals were played over two days at Outeniqua High School and started off at the quarter-final stage with Langenhoven Gimnasium, Oakdale Agricultural School, Bridgton RPC, Sentraal High School, Sao Bras Secondary School, Outeniqua High School, Oakhill School and Point High School playing to represent their province.
Langenhoven Gimnasium beat Oakhill School by 42 runs in the quarter-final, Oakdale Agricultural School by 11 runs in the semi-final, and Brighton RPC by 5 wickets in the final.
It was hard to select one player that stood out for Langenhoven Gimnasium because all their bowlers and batsmen did their duty for the team, but one performance stood out and that was Jhedli van Briesies’ 78 not out against Oakdale Agricultural School.
The winner of the Franchise Finals will join the other five franchises winners and the two schools that qualified through the CSA Focus School programme at the competition’s National Finals at the University of Pretoria from 15-17 March 2019. The T20 School Challenge winner stands to walk away with R110 000 for their school.
Bridgton RPC 111-8 (Thurston Murphy 29 not out; Charles Jackson 2-15)
Outeniqua High 105 (Matthew Thorne 25; Yamkela Xakani 2-17)
Brighton won by 6 runs
Langenhoven Gim 92-9 (Joshua Avontuur 36; Viggo Platt 2-6)
Oakhill School 48 (Julian Jacobs 3-11, Godroy Overberg 3-11)
Langenhoven won by 42 runs
Sao Brass Secondary 123-9 (Geon Burns 38; Raunne Murray 3-16)
Sentraal High 36 (Bazil George 4-16)
Dao Brass won by 87 runs
Oakdale Agricultural School vs Point High
Oakdale won with a walkover
Bridgton RPC 121-3 (Erban Ayford 44; Bazil George 2-13)
Sao Brass Secondary 98-8 (Uston Michaels 42; Tyrece Karelse 2-10)
Brighton won by 23 runs
Langenhoven Gim 126-6 (Jhedli van Briesies 78 not out; Riaan van Zyl 2-28)
Oakdale Agricultural School 115-6 (Julian Jacobs 3-28)
Langenhoven won by 11 runs
Bridgton RPC 62 (Julian Jacobs 2-12)
Langenhoven Gim 63-5 (Yamkela Xakani 2-5, Stanley Mei 2-13)
Langenhoven won 5 wickets
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