Dramatic victory for SWD vs Dragons in Three-Day match

The SWD cricket team, on Saturday afternoon, recorded one the most dramatic victories since their maiden first-class match that was played in 2006 when they defeated the North West Dragons by 28 runs at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom. 

It was only in the last hour of the match that the visitors were able to take control of matters when they dismissed the home side who chased 118 for only 89.

SWD, who were asked to bat, posted 284 in their first innings thanks to half-centuries by Marcello Piedt (86), Lotli Sesele (58) and Obus Pienaar (57).  North West responded with 411/8 (declared) after a partnership of 291 between Lesego Senokwane (147) and Ruan Haasbroek (48).  For SWD Marcello Piedt (5/54) bagged another five-wicket haul.

With a deficit of 127 on the first innings, the SWD batters were disappointed in their second innings and were dismissed for 244 with Jean du Plessis (67) and Kirwin Christoffels (57) who recorded half-centuries.

Seventeen wickets fall in the last session of the day when SWD produced an outstanding effort to record their first victory in a first-class match against the Dragons thanks to a brilliant effort by Neil Hornbuckle (5/34), Obus Pienaar (3/27) and  Marcello Piedt (2/28) to dismiss the home side in the 25th over for only 89.

The summarised scorecard is:

North-West vs SWD

SWD 1st Innings 284 (Marcello Piedt 86, Lotli Sesele 58, Obus Pienaar 57, Neil Hornbuckle 24, Brady Barends 6/59)

NORTH-WEST 1st Innings 411/8 declared  (Richardt Frenz 168, Lesego Senokwane 147, Ruan Haasbroek 48, Marcello Piedt 5/54, Obus Pienaar 2/63)

SWD 2nd Innings 244 (Jean Du Plessis 67, Kerwin Christoffels 57, Johannes Diseko 5/85)

NORTH-WEST 2nd Innings 89 (Neil Hornbuckle 5/34, Obus Pienaar 3/27, Marcello Piedt 2/28)

SWD won by 28 runs

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