Mr Rudi Claassen (2nd from left), the President of the SWD Cricket Board and a member of the Board of Directors of Cricket South Africa, officiated at the post-match presentation during the second Limited Over international between the Protea’s and Australia that was played at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth recently.
It will be regarded as the SWD’s most comprehensive victory since its introduction into first class cricket sixth seasons ago! The men from the Southern Cape – within two days – comprehensively demolished Eastern Province by an innings and 67 runs in a Cricket South Africa Provincial Challenge encounter that was played at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth the past weekend.
The visitors, who were put in to bat, made a massive 390 in their first innings with Christiaan Jonker (173; 182 balls, 3×6, 28×4) setting a new SWD record for the highest first class score. He broke Rudi Hillerman’s previous record of 140 (vs EP in the 2008/09 season). The 25-year old Jonker, playing in only his second match for SWD, stamped his authority on the innings on his way to his fifth first class century.
He also surpassed his previous best of 147 scored when he played forNorth West against Easterns in 2007. Opener Ross McMillan offered Jonker good support in making 77 (133 balls; 14×4) in just over three hours.
EP, who were at 40/0 at stumps on the first day were bowled out twice on the second day. After they were in a commandingposition at 80/2 the EP batting line-up collapsed against some clinical bowling by McMillan (3/16 in 6 overs) and Douglas Baartman (4/8 in 7 overs) and was bowled out for 131 – a deficit of 259. In their follow-on innings Michael Smith (81) and Colin Ackerman (65) offered some resistance but GurshwinRabie (3/39) and Wessel Hartslief (3/29) were outstanding in their second bowling spell with great accuracy and pace to dismiss EP for 192. McMillan (2/21) offered good support.
• EP won the T20 match, which was played on Saturday, by 5 wickets with seven balls to spare after SWD was dismissed for only 81.
SWD TAKES ON BORDER BEARS
The SWD cricket team will be full of confidence but will avoid complacency when they take on Border this weekend in the Cricket South Africa Provincial Challenge. The team of Ross McMillan will try to make use of home ground advantage in Oudtshoorn to carry-on with the momentum in the Three Day competition but will also desperately like to record their first sniff of success in the Twenty20 competition.
SWD are still unbeaten after two outright wins in the Three Day competition and is placed third on the CSA Three Day competition. It is still early days but coach Garry Hampson will be full of confidence to record a third successive winin this competition. The selectors have also shown a vote of confidence in the team and the same eleven that thrashedEasternProvinceinPort Elizabethwill be on duty as from Thursday at the REC Ground.
The T20 campaign for the men from theSouthern Capeneeds some urgent success after the first match was rained out and they batted badly in the second to lose against EP with five wickets. To stay in the run a victory over Border is not negotiable. In the only change to the T20 team, MphoSilowa, who made various meaningful contributions with the bat in the local club competition. Border lost both their first two three day and T20 matches and will be desperateto turn their fortunes around. The visitors fromEast Londonhave players like Craig Thyssen, Romano Ramoo, Lucky Pangabathu and Bevan Bennet in their armoury – all players that proved themselves at this level.
The SWD team for the weekend is: Ross McMillan (capt), Sammy-Joe Avontuur, Burton de Wett, ChristiaanJonker, Waldo Lategan, Brendon Louw, Pieter Stuurman, Wessel Hartslief, Douglas Baartman, PaphamaFojela and GurshwinRabie. MphoSilowa, ErinnEwerts and KobusScholtz will play in the T20 match.
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Only one match in the SWD Cricket Board Premier league will be contested this weekend when Ramblers will host Harlequins Forces. Harlequins Forces will go into the match with a lot of confidence after they surprised the log leaders, Pacaltsdorp United, last weekend.
It will be a busy weekend in the Promotion- and Reserve League whilst two matches in the SWD Women’s league will also be played.
The scheduled fixtures for the weekend are (home teams first and appointed umpires in brackets)
Premier League Ramblers vs Harlequins (George Nieuweveldt & Charles Carelse)
Promotion League Hartenbos vs Riversdale (Ruth van der Merwe & Gary Hockly), Pioneers vs Pirates (Trevor van der Walt), Heidelberg vs Thembalethu (Koos Smit), Melkhoutfontein vs Blanco (Andries Potgieter), Mayflower vs Dysselsdorp (Craig Zaaiman & Vincent Muller), Ladismith vs Bongolethu (Moses Carolus & Sydney Stopforth)
Reserve League Union Stars B vs Union Stars C (MarshallMay & Neville Du Plessis), Knysna B vs Pacaltsdorp B (Glen Hockley & Jarred Lindsey Noakes), Pirates B vs Thembalethu B (Reynier van Rooyen), Harlequins B vs George B (Roland Ewert & Brandon Lawrence), Mossel Bay B vs Ramblers B (Otniel Le Roux), Sussex B vs Bongolethu B (Wilhelm Sander & Gawie Krige)
Women’s League Oudtshoorn vsMosselBay(James Phillips & Karl Ewert), Hessequa vs George (Levesto Le Roux)
Reserve LeagueSussexvs Harlequins (Craig Zaaiman & Glen Hockley)
PROMOTION- RESERVE- AND WOMAN’S LEAGUE RESULTS
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Mayflower vs NMMU
NMMU 219; MAYFLOWER 113
NMMU won by 106 runs
Hartenbos vs Blanco
BLANO 146; HARTENBOS 150/3
Hartenbos won by 7 wickets
Pioneers vs Thembalethu
PIONEERS 180; THEMBALETHU 113
Pioneers won by 67 runs
Riversdale vs Melkhoutfontein
RIVERSDALE 228; MELKHOUTFONTEIN 115
Riversdale won by 113 runs
Selbourne vs NMMU
NMMU 303/8; SELBOURNE 129
NMMU won by 174 runs
Pacaltsdorp B vs Thembalethu B
PACALTSDORP B 389; THEMBALETHU B 125
Pacaltsdorp B won by 264 runs
Knysna Cavaliers B vs George B
GEORGE B 129/9; KNYSNA CAVALIERS B 121
George B won by 9 runs
Harlequins B vs Bongoleyhu B
HARLEQUINS B 183; BONGOLETHU B 101
Harlequins B won by 82 runs
Ramblers B vs Pirates United B
RAMBLERS B 147; PIRATES UNITED B 89
Ramblers B won by 58 runs
Sussex B vs Union Stars C
SUSSEXB 124; UNION STARS C 57
Sussex B won by 67 runs
MOSSELBAY199/8; HESSEQUA 200/4
Hessequa won by 6 wickets
SWD U/18 vs Oudtshoorn
OUDTSHOORN 215/9; SWD U/18 33/7
Oudtshoorh won by 182 runs
PREMIER LEAGUE RESULTS: SWD CRICKET BOARD
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Harlequins Forces caused a major upset in the SWD Premier League after they defeated log leaders Pacaltsdorp United by 4 wickets on Saturday. Pacaltsdorp was dismissed for only 75 after some hostile bowling by Wayne Gelant (4/13), Glenton Stuurman (3/17), Morne Jewell (2/18). Harlequins easily surpassed the ordinary target.
Union Stars who made 218/9 dismissed Knysna Cavaliers for only 67 for a comprehensive won by 151 runs.Sussexremains the log leader after a 6 wicket victory over George. George was dismissed for 161 where afterSussex, thanks to a match winning knock from Mpho Selowa (71) steeredSussexto victory. Ramblers, who made 130, dismissedMosselBayfor only 65 to record a 65 runs victory. Hostile bowling from Rian Botha (4/16), Enver Bezuidenhout (3/11) and Marshall de Klerk 2/14) was an important ingredient in Ramblers’ success against a strugglingMosselBay.
The summarized score sheets in the Premier League are:
Knysna Cavaliers vs Union Stars
UNIONSTARS 218/9 (Andre Olivier 46, Merlin Masimela 38, Rhupino Plaatjies 43*, Geoffrey Perel 22, Dale Hunt 3/25) KNYSNA CAVALIERS 67 (Byron Jantjies 26, Rhupino Plaatjies 4/22, Ambrose Carelse 4/24, Justin Jordaan 2/18)
Union Stars won by 151 runs
George vs vsSussex
GEORGE 161 (Byron Haycock 26, Gideon Barnard 26, Zibi Stegman 22, Johan Lerm 22, Reavan Plaatjies 4/27, Gerald Witbooi 2/17, Jermaine Jeonna 2/17) SUSSEX 162/4 (Mpho Selowa 71, Reavan Plaatjies 30, Wim Basson 2/49)
Sussexwon by 6 wickets
Harlequins vs Pacaltsdorp United
PACALTSDORP 75 (Monray Willeman 21, Bradley Carolus 15, Wayne Gelant 4/13, Glenton Stuurman 3/17, Morne Jewell 2/18) HARLEQUINS 76/6 (Glenton Stuurman 41, Wayne Gelant 18, Brendall Carelse 3/5, Roberto Davids 2/6)
Harlequins won by 4 wickets
RAMBLERS 130 (Danie Koert 34, Rian Botha 23, Gustave Steenkamp 3/23, Michal Rehr 3/27, Pienaar Buys 2/30) MOSSEL BAY 65 (Pienaar Buys 10, Graig Elliot 10, Rian Botha 4/16, Enver Bezuidenhout 3/11, Marshall de Klerk 2/14)
Ramblers won by 65 runs