Century for SWD’s Francois Barnard at Coca-Cola Week

Francois Barnard from SWD was one of the heroes on the second day of the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Week in Johannesburg.

Brian Jack of SWD celebrates the wicket of Shaun Fouche of Namibia during the match between SWD and Namibia on day 2 of the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Week at the top oval, Wanderers on December 18, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images)

Barnard, a scholar from Langenhoven Gymnasium, struck 115 runs from 124 to steer his side into securing a victory in the first innings against Namibia. SWD’s fast bowler Jean Bruiners (4/30) also played a key role in the victory.  Namibia was dismissed for 135 on which SWD replied with 212/3 to secure a winning draw.  Other SWD bowlers that impressed were Unathi Mbathane (2/34) and Brian Jack (3/18).  Travis Ackerman (32) and  Samkelo Mvimbi (40) added valuable support to Barnard who hit 15 fours and 2 sixes in his century.

Robert Bosch of SWD during the match between SWD and Namibia on day 2 of the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Week at the top oval, Wanderers on December 18, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images)

In their first match on Sunday SWD started the tournament on a high with a victory in the first innings against Easterns.  Batting first, Easters were dismissed for 147 with Mbathane (3/20), Ackerman (3/30) and Reagon Rhoode (2/27) the bowling heroes.  SWD responded with 209/7 with Ackerman (45), Brain Jack (35) and Odin le Roux (57) the batting heroes.

Athenkosi Kwitshana of SWD during day 1 of the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Week at Cecil Payne on December 17, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images)

SWD 102 (all out) unfortunately on Tuesday lost by 26 runs against KwaZulu Natal Inland (128/8) after being 60/6.

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