Friday, March 18, 2016


All footage is on

Gareth Wolmarans from Paarl Gimnasium has been named the Coca-Cola® Hero of the Day for day 1 of the Coca-Cola® T20 Schools Challenge national finals.

The prestigious Coca-Cola® Hero of the Day award is presented on each tournament day in recognition of a game changing ‘hero’ moment.  Gareth, who is only 15 years old, was selected for the award by a Coca-Cola appointed panel of cricket experts after bowling the final over of the match in his match against Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (Affies).

'When I started bowling Affies needed 12 runs to win the match, I tried to clear my mind and concentrated on putting the ball in the right spot. The first 5 balls went pretty much where I wanted them to go so by the time I bowled the last ball we had won the match even though the ball was a full toss and went for a 6. I am happy to have helped us win our first match of the tournament,' said Gareth.

Fetsi Mbele, Coca-Cola South Africa’s Senior Communications Manager: Brand Experience commented, “Congratulations to Gareth Wolmarans on being selected as Coca-Cola® Hero of the Day for day 1 of the Coca-Cola® T20 Schools Challenge national finals.  At Coca-Cola we believe that it is essential to put platforms such as the Coca-Cola® Schools T20 Challenge in place for players of all ages to reach their full potential. The Coca-Cola® T20 Challenge is Where Heroes Are Made and for many of the players here this week, this is just the beginning of a future in the game.  I look forward to following the likes of Gareth as they carve out a career for themselves in South African cricket”   

Morning Games
St Stithians 94/6 after 16.3 overs v/s Grey High 93/10 after 18.1 overs at NWU-Pukke Oval
St Stithians won by 4 wickets

Paarl Gimnasium 139/8 after 20 overs v/s Affies 138/7 after 20 overs at NWU-Ibbies Oval
Paarl Gimnasium won by 1 run

Grey College 130/6 after 20 overs v/s Kersney 118/9 after 20 overs at Senwes Park
Grey College won by 12 runs

Afternoon Games
Paarl Gimnasium 139/8 after 20 overs v/s Grey College 141/1 after 18.2 overs at NWU-Pukke Oval
Grey College won by 9 wickets

St Stithians 198/8 after 20 overs v/s Kersney 110/7 after 20 overs at NWU-Ibbies Oval
St Stithians won by 110 runs (Bonus Point)

Grey High 118/4 after 20 overs v/s Affies 119 after 18.2 overs at Senwes Park
Affies won by 7 wickets

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