St John’s College To Face Michaelhouse in Semis

The last round of games on Day Two of the Ram Slam T20 tournament was filled with entertainment from South African visiting teams from Hilton College and Michaelhouse.  Falcon handed Prince Edward a heavy six wicket defeat to earn themselves a spot in tomorrow’s semi-finals.Hilton College faced their toughest opposition yet in the form of St John’s College, but still emerged victors. St John’s did well to deny the South Africans a bonus point. Both teams are through to the semi-finals as Hilton College finished the group stages at the top of Group A ahead of St John’s College in second place.Rams skipper Gary King scored a massive 79 consisting of 10 boundaries – 4 fours and 6 sixes – to help St John’s set a decent target, but Hilton’s bowling attack was sharp. Lungi Ngidi posted figures of 12-2 off his four overs, one of which was a maiden. After 20 overs, King’s boys had put 138 on the scoreboard and were on a mission to defend it. Batting fourth Gavin Morris took control of Hilton’s innings, scoring a solid 60 runs not out.

Hilton College won three games on the trot  to top Group A
Hilton College won three games on the trot to top Group A
Hilton faces Falcon in the first semi-final.  Michaelhouse, who topped Group B after winning all of their games yesterday and today, will battle St John’s in the second semi-final tomorrow.  Rivals Prince Edward and Churchill will play for fifth position while St George’s and Peterhouse will compete for seventh.Hilton coach Neil Johnson is upbeat and believes his team will go all the way to the final. “We’ve been here before and we’ve learned our lesson, so this time we came prepared,”  Coach Johnson told SSN. The coach went on to explain how because of South African academic calendar they’ve usually toured with their junior teams, but this year they came with their first team and they’re proving to be real contenders to the Ram Slam title. 

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