Saturday, February 21, 2015

Coca-Cola Hero of the day for day 2 of the Coca-Cola Schools T20 Challenge

Today’s Coca-Cola hero of the day is David Crowther from the Lions (Hoer Volkskool Potchefstroom) after his figures 3 for 27 against the Knights (Grey College).

Grey College looked like the team to beat in the tournament after finishing day 1 as the only unbeaten team, at the same time Hoer Volkskool Potchefstroom looked like the whipping boys as they were totally outplayed on day 1, so when the teams had to play each other in the morning on day 2, Grey college was expected to easily beat Volkies.

Volkies won the toss and decided to bat first and setup a decent total of 130 for 5 wickets thanks to 44 from Louis van Schalkwyk and 31 from Ruan von Abo but it still looked as if the team was about 20 runs short of a defendable total. This is where David came into his own. He shared the new ball with van Schalkwyk and they both bowled fantastically well but David shone by taking the wicket of Christopher Schreuder early on in Grey’s innings and then coming back at the end of the innings to bowl economically when the chase was on and taking the wickets of Neil Durrow and Dylan Francis to stop Grey from winning the game.

His effort helped his team win an unlikely game and show the rest of the teams that they are deserved finalists and they are able to beat giants in South African school cricket.

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