With cricket fever matching the record high temperatures of the recent weeks, it was Stanford Lake College who took on the mighty Oaks in another T20 match on Saturday afternoon atop their mountain nest outside Tzaneen.
This would be the second match of the day for the brave Badgers who won the toss and sent the visitors in to bat. Taking their hosts by surprise, the Oaks paced themselves to a slow momentum-building start forcing the 24 extras off stray balls from the Badgers bowling arsenal. The deadly Stanfordian strike-bomber, Connor Veldsman, stood out from the rest of the bowling squadron after claiming a beautiful wicket in two overs for just eight runs.
Concluding their allotted 20 overs, the visitors left the scorecard on 124 for three. Katlego Mohlala proved devastating between the sticks smashing 56 runs from 42 deliveries for the Oaks.
The Stanfordians took to the crease to face a fierce attack from openers Makwale Sekgobela and Mabine Nkogo who kept the hosts confined to their boxes for most of the innings. Lance Trueman stepped up to the plate for his team and managed four boundaries and one sixer before being caught in the midfield by Segafi Sekgobela on 40 off just 30 deliveries. The Oaks took advantage after this and overpowered their hosts to a 28 run victory.