Tuesday 22 August 2017 – SWD CRICKET received a welcomed financial injection this when it was announced that Smart Office Connexion will be the team sponsor for the Oudtshoorn based team for the Africa T20 Cup.
SWD will be in action this weekend when they together with Easterns, Namibia and Western Province lock horns at Willowmoore Park in Benoni to determine the winners of Pool A and the final qualifying position for the semi-finals.
“We have a long association with SWD Cricket and are proud to be involved with an organization that strives for excellence and is a respected business partner,” commented Marcel de Ridder, Business Director for Smart Office Connexion “SWD has shown tremendous growth and results both on and off the field and we are looking forward to their Africa T20 Cup campaign.”
The Group Editors Company, the publisher of several local community newspapers will be a secondary sponsor under the brand of the Oudtshoorn Courant this year with the local community radio station, Eden FM, the media partner.
Albertus Kennedy, CEO of SWD Cricket, commented: “The Africa T20 Cup is an ideal sponsorship property especially as most of the matches will enjoy live television coverage. We are looking forward with confidence to our team’s ambitions for this coming weekend and this opportunity provides an extra platform to recruit potential sponsors for such an event.”
SWD President, Rudi Claassen, commented: “We thank our commercial and media partners for their support to our brand. I am sure their involvement will be a huge boost to our players and to the game generally in our area.”
The SWD team will be captained by wicket keeper batsman Brendon Louw. Protea, Dane Paterson and Cobras spin bowler, George Linde will boost the SWD team. Together with new recruitments Obus Pienaar, Letlotlo Sesele, Daniel Sincuba and Sammy Mofokeng SWD will have a decent line-up for this weekend.
The SWD team is: Brendon Louw (captain), Letlotlo Sesele, Murray Commins, Daniel Sincuba, Obus Pienaar, Hanno Kotze, Todd Walker, George Linde, Glenton Stuurman, Dane Paterson, Sammy Mofokeng, Justin Jordaan and Mthobeli Bangindawo.
SWD’s fixtures are:
vs Easterns (Friday 25th at 16:30)
vs Western Province (Saturday 26th at 09:30)
vs Namibia (Sunday 27th at 09:30)