UHS take on DP in CSA T20 quarter-finals
On Saturday, 15 February, Union High School’s 1st XI travelled to Uitenhage to play against the Daniël Pienaar Technical High School in the quarter-finals of the CSA T20 competition.
Daniël Pienaar won the toss and elected to bat first.
Union’s bowlers struggled to settle with consistent line and lengths, which allowed the Daniël Pienaar players to score freely.
Union, however, managed to finally tighten things up and started taking regular wickets, slowing the run rate down and eventually restricting Daniël Pienaar to 96 in their allotted 20 overs after them having scored 61 in their first 10 overs.
Union’s best bowlers were Brett Amsterdam (3 for 6 in 4 overs), Jarrod Naudé (2 for 17 in 4 overs) and Josh Calitz (2 for 13 in 2 overs).
Union then went in to bat and soon found themselves standing at 19 for 4.
After being in a tough position, the innings continued in a stop-start manner with the Union batsmen struggling to get going.
Thanks to some valiant efforts by the middle to lower-order batsmen, Union managed to get back in the game and soon found themselves in a position where they could possibly win the game.
Unfortunately, it was a little too late and Union ended up 6 runs short of their target.
Union’s best batsmen were James Pringle (24), Sisipho Arnols (14) and Josh Calitz (14).
Union lost the match by 6 runs.
• Union’s 2nd XI also faced Daniël Pienaar on Saturday.
Daniël Pienaar won the toss and elected to bat. They were bowled out for 143 in the 25th over.
Union’s best bowlers were Daniel Nell (3 for 21) and Hlakaniphe Skepe (3 for 22).
Union then had good opening partnerships of 56 and 54.
Union’s top scorers were Rogan Odendaal (56), Hlakaniphe Skepe (21), Matthew Hesselink (14) and Dylan Kriel (19 not out).
Union passed Daniël Pienaar’s score in the 34th over to win the match by 3 wickets.