To represent the Titans, Cambridge Academy still have to play against the winners of the Northerns, Limpopo and Easterns provincial finals in a franchise final on the 2nd and 3rd of March at Willowmore Park.
This year’s provincial finals were played over two days with eight teams playing in quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals. The schools were Cambridge Academy, Lydenburg Hoerskool, Hoerskool Secunda, Hoërskool Bergvlam, Embalenhle Hub, Hoërskool Generaal Hertzog and Hoër Tegniese Skool Middelburg (HTS Middleburg).
Cambridge Academy beat Hoërskool Generaal Hertzog by 8 wickets in the quarter-final, Hoërskool Lydenburg by 9 wickets in the semi-final, and Hoërskool Bergvlam by 16 runs in the final.
Zuan Swarts was the top run scorer for Cambridge Academy in the provincial finals scoring 85 runs and only going out once in the whole tournament. He also contributed with the ball taking 5 wickets in the tournament including 3 wickets for 5 runs against Hoërskool Generaal Hertzog.
Nathan du Toit took 7 wickets with his best figures being 4 wickets for 6 runs against Hoërskool Lydenburg and Dumi Dumisani contributed with 3 wickets for hardly any runs including 2 wickets for 9 runs in 4 overs against Hoërskool Generaal Hertzog.
The winner of the Franchise Finals will join the other five franchises winners and the two schools that qualified though the CSA Focus School programme at the competition’s National Finals at the University of Pretoria from the 15th to 17th March 2019. The Coca-Cola T20 School Challenge winner stands to walk away with R110 000.00 for their school.
Hertzog 55 all out (Zuan Swarts 3/5, Dumi Dumisani 2/9) vs Cambridge Academy 56/2 (Zuan Swarts 28*)
Cambridge won by 8 wickets
Hoërskool Lydenburg 119/8 (Reece Heydenrych 22, Weandre Williamse 22, Sibusiso Nkosi 3/12) v Embalenhle Hub 52 all out (Brandon Bothma 3/13)
Lydenburg won by 67 runs
Hoërskool Secunda 94/6 (Johan van Antwerpen 33, Sufian Patel 3/13) vs Hoërskool Bergvlam 98/9 (Regardt du Preez 32, Lerato Mokoena 2/3)
Bergvalm won by 1 wicket
Ligbron Akademie vs HTS Middleburg
Hoërskool Lydenburg 110/7 (Nathan du Toit 4/6) vs Cambridge Academy 111/1 (Zuan Swarts 40*)
Cambridge Academy won by 9 wickets
Ligbron Akademie 91 all out (Gomo Moletsi 3/8, Tabang Mawela 2/8) vs Hoërskool Bergvlam
Cambridge Academy 112/7 (Stef Leemanss 29, Adnan Laria 2/17) vs Hoërskool Bergvlam 96/3 (Uwaiz Patel 42*)
Cambridge won by 16 runs.
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