FRAMESBY have gone all the way to the national finals of the CSA Schools Twenty20 cricket competition after hard-earned wins in the franchise playoffs.
In their first match in Oudtshoorn on Friday, Framesby were pushed all the way by Langenhoven Gymnasium despite restricting the South Western Districts side to just 87 for eight in their 20 overs.
While Framesby won with 10 balls remaining, they only had three wickets in hand as Langenhoven fought hard for the win.
Having survived that challenge, Framesby moved into top gear against Hudson Park, holding the East London side to just 53 for nine in 20 overs. The PE side had no difficulty reaching their target, getting home by six wickets in the 12th over.
Framesby will now travel to Stellenbosch for the national finals this weekend. They come up against the Knights winners (St Andrews School) on Friday morning, followed by the Lions winners in the afternoon. On Saturday, they will take on teams from the Dolphins and the Cobras.
The summarised scores were:
Langenhoven 87/8 (Ernst Stapelberg 3/13, Jacques du Preez 2/23, Stefan Tait 1/6); Framesby 91/7 in 18.2 overs (Tiaan Potgieter 29, Stapelberg 18no). Framesby won by 3 wickets
Hudson Park 53/9 (Jacques du Preez 2/5, Juanre Roberts 3/6, Ernst Stapelberg 1/9); Framesby 54/4 in 11.3 overs (Anru Emiljo 14, Andre Lategan 12no). Framesby won by 6 wickets