Central Gauteng Lions clinch Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Week main match | SA Schools & SA Colts Teams announced
The Central Gauteng Lions continued their dominance at the annual Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Week by being victorious in the main match of the prestigious tournament against Western Province at Newlands in Cape Town.
This was the union’s fifth time in the last decade that it has managed to come out on top in the main match of the tournament. Their hero was opening batsman Cameron Shekleton (137) who recorded the highest innings of the week with his century.
Central Gauteng Lions’ spin bowler Kgaudise Molefe (4/28) was the pick of the bowlers. He finished the week as the leading wicket-taker by grabbing 21 wickets.
Besides Shekleton’s heroics with the bat, another four batsmen; Matthew Montgomery (KwaZulu-Natal), Matt Dewar (Border), Luke Beaufort (Eastern Province) and Graeme Bouwer (Mpumalanga) managed to reach triple figures to finish their tournament on a high.
Beaufort (106) helped Eastern Province to beat Free State by 22 runs. Tristan Stubbs (46) also weighed in to finish the week as the leading run-scorer with 287 runs at an average of 71.8 per innings.
Matthew Montgomery (104) and Prealin Naidu (5/45) both played influential roles as KwaZulu-Natal defeated their neighbours KwaZulu-Natal Inland by 36 runs.
Graeme Bouwer’s (104) helped Mpumalanga to a three-wicket victory over North West. Border’s Matt Dewar (102) managed to convert an innings after getting starts is most of his innings earlier in the week. His century helped Border secure a seven run victory over Namibia at Langa.
Van Zyl Smith (55) and Saad Shabbir (55) shared an opening partnership of 105 runs.
Northern Cape’s, Mason Zacharea (61) and Garyn Weyers (42), shared a 95-run partnership over the eighth wicket to help their side from 65/7 to be able to finish their innings at a more respectable 188 runs.
This also enabled Northern Cape to bag their second victory of the week by defeating Limpopo by 79 runs. Not even a five-wicket haul by Sello Malatji (5/38) could help Limpopo to what would’ve been their first victory at this year’s tournament.
Northern Cape’s Stephan de Klerk (4/15), Weyers (3/20) and Juan Mpofu (3/22) also bowled really well to help secure the victory.
The South African Schools side who will play against the Colts tomorrow at PPC Newlands is:
- Gerald Coetzee (St Andrews – Free State) - Captain
- Jonathan Bird (Bishops – Western Province)
- Achille Cloete (Paarl Boys’ High – Boland)
- Thamsang Khumalo (Glenwood – KwaZulu-Natal)
- Kgaudise Molefe (Jeppe High School for Boys’ – Central Gauteng)
- Lefa Ntanzi (Glenwood – KwaZulu-Natal)
- Thando Ntini (Wynberg Boys’ High – Western Province)
- Bryce Parsons (King Edward VII – Central Gauteng)
- Caleb Pillay (Westville Boys’ High – KwaZulu-Natal)
- Cameron Shekleton (St Stithians College – Central Gauteng)
- Tristan Stubbs (Grey High School – Eastern Province)
- Nonelela Yika (Hudson Park – Border)
Coach: Mike Bechet (Jeppe High School for Boys’ – Central Gauteng)
Manager: Shaheed Khan (Western Cape Sport School – Western Province)
The South African Colts team:
- James Ritchie (Hilton College – KwaZulu-Natal Inland) - Captain
- Ruan Cronjé (St Andrews – Free State)
- Dian Forrester (Affies – Northerns)
- Justin Gilliland (Newlands Cricket High School – Western Province)
- Marco Jansen (Potchefstroom Gimnasium – North West)
- Mondli Khumalo (Maritzburg College – KwaZulu-Natal Inland)
- Bonga Makaka (Newlands Cricket High School – Western Province)
- Akeem Minnaar (Klein Nederburg – Boland)
- Emmanuel Motswiri (Maragon Ruimsig – Central Gauteng)
- Siya Plaatjie (Wynberg Boys’ High – Western Province)
- Gareth Schreuder (Hilton College – KwaZulu-Natal Inland)
- Tumelo Yeki (Queen’s High – Central Gauteng)
Coach: Deon Botes (Affies – Northerns)
Manager: Pierre Hugo (Bloemfontein South High School – Free State)