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Hilton crowned Coca-Cola T20 champions
Pietermaritzburg – Strong batting performances from Michael Sclanders
and Gareth Schreuder saw Hilton College beat Clifton College by 62 runs
at Pietermaritzburg Oval on Wednesday in the Coca Cola Schools T20
Challenge Provincial final.
Sclanders, who came in the three, amassed an impressive 67 off 53 balls
consisting of eight fours and one six before became one of Simon Holmes’
Schreuder, who went out for 49 off 35 balls, followed soon after
Sclanders when he was bowled by Holmes in the 19th over.
The home side set a strong tone as they finished on 148/5 in their 20
The pick of the bowlers for Clifton College was the in-form Holmes with
4/27; however, it was the batsmen who battled for the Durban side when
they lost four wickets inside the first six overs.
Captain Matthew Montgomery tried to hold it down for his side, but
unfortunately, he also got dismissed by Colby Dyer for 32 off 24 balls.
Thereafter, wickets fell regularly as Clifton were all out for 86 with
three overs to spare.
Hilton College will now head to Pretoria for the national finals where
they will face schools from the other franchise winners.
However, all was not lost for Clifton as their stand-out players
Montgomery and Holmes were selected for the Temba Bavuma Coca Cola All
This new addition to the tournament is aimed at spreading the talent
search net wider. The team will consist of two players from each school
that did not succeed in the franchise finals and will play in the
curtain-raiser match against a CSA Development Hub team during the
Coca-Cola Schools T20 Challenge National Finals.
Bavuma who was present at the Oval and witnessed the talent on display
said that the new addition to this tournament will give these young men
a chance to once more showcase their talent.
“I enjoyed the game between Hilton and Clifton, I expected guys with a
lot of talent and that is exactly what they showed.”
“Hilton did show to have it more than Clifton and obviously came out
victorious, but in all of that, I think it was a great display of
cricket,” he added.
The three-day national finals will take place at the University of
Pretoria Cricket Oval from 16-18 March, and will see the six franchise
winners, as well as two of the best schools out of CSA’s Focus Schools
programme, battle it out to be named the 2018 Coca-Cola Schools T20
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Hilton College were crowned
the Coca-Cola Schools T20 Challenge KwaZulu-Natal champions when they
beat Clifton College by 62 runs at the Pietermaritzburg Oval.
KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union
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