Paul Roos Gymnasium won the toss on the day and elected to bat first. Johann Siebrits and Jaco van der Watt opened the batting but soon found themselves in trouble, losing the wicket of Siebrits for only eight runs. The team never really seemed to get going as they continued losing wickets at regular intervals. Top scorer for Paul Roos on the day was De Wet Castelyn with 14 runs off 20 balls before losing his wicket to Robin Kriel, being caught out by Dyllan Matthews. In their allotted 20 overs, they only managed to score a mere 89 runs for nine wickets, with Matthews taking three wickets for 15 runs in his four over spell.
Wynberg went in next and also didn’t have the best of starts. Captain Kyle Verreynne was bowled by Niel Theron for a duck and soon saw themselves having lost their first wicket with the score on one. Raythaan Addinall and Tristan de Beer managed to rebuild the innings and put on a 37-run third wicket partnership. Adrian Honing was the man to break the partnership, running out de Beer with his score on 21. Wynberg suffered a slight collapse as they lost two more wickets soon after the fall of de Beer. To make matters worse for Wynberg, top scorer Addinall fell in the 12th over to the bowling of Reinhardt Fortuin with his score on 23.
With the score on 60 for six they only required 26 more runs to win the game. Mitch Lotz (15*) and Mathew Goles (17*) then managed to carry them home, reaching 87 for six with three overs to spare.
By beating Paul Roos Gymnasium, Wynberg Boys High will now go to the national finals of the Coca-Cola Schools T20 Challenge in Pretoria where they will be playing as the Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras and will stand a chance to win a grand prize of R110 000 and this season’s Championship bragging rights. Although the national finals were scheduled to take place from the 14th to 16th of March 2014, persistent rain has forced tournament organisers to postponed them to a later date that will be announced in due course.
Other participating schools are Grey College Bloemfontein (Chevrolet Knights), St Stithian’s College (bizhub Highveld Lions), Westville Boys’ High School (Sunfoil Dolphins), Hoërskool Waterkloof (The Unlimited Titans) and Kingswood College (Chevrolet Warriors).