Cowan bowlers do the job

Mthetho Ndoni and Henk Steenkamp

COWAN High pulled off a fine victory against Walmer High yesterday, winning by 22 runs in a closely fought Cricket South Africa schools Twenty20 cricket match at Dan Qeqe Stadium.

Batting first, Cowan were dismissed for 101 runs after 18 overs, Thando Mahleba collecting 24, while Walmer fast bowler Akhona Tobi took four wickets and Onela Kebe three.

Walmer responded well initially, but the Cowan fast bowlers took control to dismiss them for 79.

Cowan’s Shaun Mabumbulu took five wickets and Kebe top-scored with 30 for Walmer.

St Andrew’s and Framesby continued with their winning ways with convincing wins in the quarterfinals. Albany champions St Andrew’s proved too strong for David Livingstone in Grahamstown, winning by 107 runs, while Framesby defeated Graaff- Reinet side Union High by five wickets.

After helping St Andrew’s beat Kingswood on Tuesday, Andrew Rushmere (63 not out) and Mbulelo Mama (42) were again among the run scorers for St Andrew’s as they made 145 for one.

Northern areas winners David Livingstone never got going and Rushmere and Grant Stretton each took four wickets as they slumped to 38 all out.

At Framesby, a fine knock by Ernst Stapelberg helped them to victory over Union High. Stapelberg scored an unbeaten 33 in the run chase as Framesby reached the winning target in the 18th over after Union batted first and made 91/9 in their 20 overs.

Taigan Jackson (20, 2×4) gave the Union innings a good start. Jason Vers (20) and Lunathi Makinana (15) also batted well. Vers and Makinana also did their bit with the ball, taking two wickets, but Framesby were always well set to get to the target.

Rihaldo Swanepoel (20) was solid up front to lay the foundation for Framesby’s win.

Winterberg Agricultural defeated Marlow in their encounter to qualify for the quarterfinals. They will play Nico Malan in Fort Beaufort today.

Summarised scores:

St Andrew’s 145/1 (A Rushmere 63no, M Mama 42, M Leith 34no); David Livingstone 38 (G Stretton 4/2, A Rushmere 4/1). St Andrew’s won by 107 runs.

Union High 91/9 (T Jackson 20, J Vers 20, L Makinana 15, J du Preez 2/14, J Roberts 2/14, E Stapelberg 2/16); Framesby 95/5 in 18 overs (E Stapelberg 33no, R Swanepoel 20; J Vers 2/19, L Makinana 2/20). Framesby won by 5 wickets.

Cowan 101 (T Mahleba 24, A Tobi 4 wkts, O Kebe 3 wkts); Walmer 79 (Kebe 30, S Mabumbulu 5 wkts). Cowan won by 22 runs

Marlow 169/4 in 20 overs; Winterberg 170/3 (M Nabe 73, A Rogers 56no, S Koeberg 31). Winterberg won by seven wkts

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