LANGENHOVEN Gymnasium, from Oudtshoorn, cleaned up in the SWD schools Super League cricket competitions at the weekend, winning the U15 and U19 titles.
In the U19 final on their home field against Oakdale, Langenhoven pulled off an exciting win by one wicket, thanks to a superb captain’s innings of 94 off 109 balls by the talented Jean Heunis.
Batting first, Oakdale were dismissed for 175, with Maurice White (37), Robert Bosch (21) and Vogan Talmaggies (23) the best batsmen.
Arno Meyer (5/35) shone with the ball for Langenhoven.
Thanks to Heunis’s sparkling effort, Langenhoven looked in control at 166/4 before Oakdale sent a flutter through their batting ranks after he was dismissed by taking five wickets for the addition of just six runs.
However, Langenhoven scrambled home by one wicket in the 44th over.
Meyer (21) and Grant Esau (21) gave Heunis good support, while Bosch (3/49), Jaco Janse van Rensburg (2/46) and Henry van Zyl (2/25) stood out among the Oakdale bowlers.
In the U15 final, Langenhoven took the title with an 83-run win over Outeniqua after making 164.
Niel Els (29) was the best batsman for Langenhoven, while Jean Bruiners (3/19), Francois Barnard (2/16) and PJ Sauls (2/18) shone with the ball as Outeniqua were dismissed for 81.