TOP OF THE TABLE CLASH
With only eight points separating log leaders, Griqualand West (at 119.50 points) after nine matches and SWD (111.60 points) after the same number of matches the table is set for the top of the table clash in the CSA Provincial Three Day competition. SWD will host this vital fixture which starts at the Recreation Ground in Oudtshoorn on Thursday. The limited over match will be played on Sunday.
The SWD selectors will again strive to strike the perfect balance when they will finalise the final eleven for this crucial game — a solid batting order and a bowling unit that can take twenty wickets in the match. Christiaan Jonker is in fine form with the bat whilst Gurshwin Rabie is having a brilliant season with the ball. A fit Wessel Hartslief will be crucial in the SWD bowling attack to support Rabie and the rest of the seam attack of Douglas Baartman and Rhupino Plaatjies. A consistent batting performance will be the key for the home team. Jonker is in fine form with the bat but support from the front line batters will be crucial.
Griquas, although weakened by call-ups to players on T20 franchise duty will field a strong side with the likes of Niel Bredenkamp (who played for SWD), Alan Kruger, Charl Pietersen and Roy Adams.
The SWD team will be selected from the following squad of players: Ross McMillan, Waldo Lategan, Burton de Wett, Christiaan Jonker, Brendon Louw, Pieter Stuurman, Kobus Scholtz, Wessel Hartslief, Douglas Baartman, Gurshwin Rabie, Rhupino Plaatjies, Mpho Selowa, Christo van Schalkwyk and Justin Jordaan.
SWD WOMEN UP AGAINST WP & BOLAND
The SWD Women’s team will have vital home ground advantage when they take onWesternProvince(on Saturday) and Boland (on Sunday) in the Cricket South Africa Women’s Challenge this weekend. The matches will be played at the Bridgton Sport Grounds in Oudtshoorn.
Victories in both previous matches against Border andEasternProvincerespectively gave the SWD ladies a confidence boost and underlined the potential of this team. Annemie Koen and her team will be aiming to again apply basic cricket skills to outmanoeuvre teams that have national players in their line-up with the likes of Allison Hodgkinson (Boland) and Shandre Fritz (WesternProvince)
The SWD team will be selected from the following squad: Yolandi Saayman, Mochelle May, Annemie Koen (capt), Ezrin van Aswegen, Sonet Fourie, Monique Booysen, Marnizelle Rabie, Janet Winster, Berenice Goliath, Kaylene Pypers, Michaela Andrews, Elzaan Pietesen, Thalita Johnson and Gail Abrahams
SUMMARISED SCORE SHEETS
21 February 2012
Union Stars and Sussex consolidated their positions on the top of the SWDCB Premier League competition this past weekend, after they defeated Ramblers (by 5 wickets) and Pacaltsdorp (by 58 runs) respectively. They also secured their places in the semi-finals.
Harlequins caused an upset when they beat George by 6 wickets whist Rickey Lessing (101) batted brilliantly as Mossel Bay defeated Knysna Cavaliers by 3 wickets.
The summarized score sheets are:
MosselBayvs Knysna Cavaliers
KNYSNA CAVALIERS 183 (Bronwill Goede 53, Jade Lawrence 50, Jaco Fourie 30, Christopher van Schalkwyk 4/27, James Marais 2/15, Pienaar Buys 2/30)
MOSSELBAY184/7 (Ricky Lessing 101, Ettiene Roets 33, Bronwill Goede 3/30)
MosselBaywon by 3 wickets
Ramblers vs Union Stars
RAMBLERS 151 (Marshall de Klerk 34, Angelo Christiaan 27, Arthur Lottering 24, Reagan Booysen 4/27, Marshello Piedt 2/19, Merlin Masimela 2/25)
UNION STARS 152/5 (Erinn Ewerts 59, Jason le Kay 24, Merlin Masimela 22*, Enver Bezuidenhout 4/29)
Union Stars won by 5 wickets
Harlequins vs George
GEORGE 66 (Johan Lerm 16*, Merlin Linters 6/22)
HARLEQUINS 70/4 (Wayne Galant 31, Danie Liversage 3/27)
Harlequins won by 6 wickets
SUSSEX 189 (Reavan Plaatjies 72, Rowan Groenwald 32, Mpho Selowa 29, Ranwill Claassen 24, Monray Willeman 5/29, Clinton Meintjies 2/45
PACALTSDORP 131 (Ruall de Reuck 67, Craig Thanna 3/26, Reavan Plaatjies 2/11, Wayne de Jager 2/35)
Sussexwon by 58 runs
PROMOTION LEAGUE (SUNDAY)
Calitzdorp vs NMMU
CALITZDORP 100; NMMU 101/6
NMMU won by 4 wickets
Oudtshoorn vs Hessequa
HESSEQUA 24; OUDTSHOORN 27/1
Oudtshoorn won by 9 wickets
PROMOTION LEAGUE (SUNDAY)
NMMU vs Mayflower
MAYFLOWER 95; NMMU 96/1
NMMU won by 9 wickets
21 February 2012
The second last round of the SWD Premier League will be contested on Saturday. In the clash between Union Stars andMosselBayat the Bridgton Sport Grounds in Oudtshoorn the visitors will be desperate for a victory to keep their semi-final aspirations alive. The match between George and Pacaltsdorp will be vital for both teams to secure a place in the top four. For Knysna Cavaliers it’s a must win match to stay away from the bottom of the log when they take on Ramblers at home. Co-log leaders,Sussexwill play Harlequins Forces at D’Almeida.
The fixtures for the weekend are:
Union Stars vsMosselBay
George vs Pacaltsdorp
Knysna vs Ramblers
Bongolethu vs NMMU (Saturday)
NMMU vs Selbourne (Sunday)
George vs SWD U/18