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A DRAW FOR SWD AND GAUTENG

Waldo Lategan who scored his maiden first class hundred

The destiny of the Cricket South Africa Provincial Three Day trophy will be delayed for another week after the match between Gauteng and SWD that was played at the Wits Bidvest Oval in Johannesburg ended in a draw. Gauteng, thanks to some remarkable lower order batting performances squeezed past SWD on the bonus point table and the last round of matches that will be played this weekend will be a real nail-biting affair.

SWD, who won the toss and opted to bat declared their first innings overnight on the first day at 275/8. Waldo Lategan (117) was the SWD batting hero (117; 229 balls; 2×6, 10×4) and made his maiden first class hundred. Gauteng, in their first innings, were in trouble at 115/5 but managed to escape and scored 406 to have a first innings lead of 131. A partnership of 154 runs for the 9th wicket denied SWD any opportunities for winning the match. Rhupino Plaatjies (5/58) was the pick of the SWD bowlers.

Christiaan Jonker (59) and Kobus Scholtz (64) overcame huge pressure and helped SWD to score 271 in their second innings leaving the home team with a target of 140 in only 16 overs. At stumps on the final day Gauteng was at 52/4 with the two teams that shared the honours.

SWD THRASHED GAUTENG IN LIMITED OVER CLASH

Christiaan Jonker

The SWD Cricket team taught the Gauteng Strikers a cricket lesson of note when they thrashed them with a five wicket victory in limited over match in Johannesburg on Sunday. Gauteng, who was put in to bat, made 241/7 in a match that was reduced to 47 overs per batting team. Ross McMillan (3/41) was the pick of the SWD bowlers.

The strong Gauteng team, was hit by a storm when Christiaan Jonker (108; 74 balls, 6×6, 9×4) and Pieter Stuurman (55; 74 balls, 1×6, 4×4) bull dozed the men from the Southern Cape to victory with a match winning 157 runs partnership for the second wicket. SWD reached the target (242/5) with 69 balls to spare to get full bonus points out of the match.

TWO SWD PLAYERS SELECTED FOR WARRIORS COLTS TEAM

 

Two players from the SWD, Glenton Stuurman (left) and Marcello Piedt (right), were included in the Warriors Colts team for the Cricket South Africa Colts week that will takes place in Potchefstroom from 9 to 15 April. Stuurman was a member of the SWD Cricket Academy (2011 intake) whilst Piedt played for the SA Schools team last year. The latter replaced Lyndon Volkwyn from the SWD who was initially selected but had to withdraw due to study commitments. The team will be coached by Adrian Birrel with former Protea fast bowler, Mfuneko Ngam as his assistant.

SWD WOMEN’S TEAM FINISH ON A HIGH

The SWD Women’s team finish their season on a high with an overwhelming victory over Kei. In a Cricket South Africa Women’s challenge match that was played at the REC Ground in Oudtshoorn on Saturday the SWD ladies thrashed the visitors by 237 runs.

SWD, who batted first made 264/6 in their allotted 50 overs thanks to a partnership of 186 runs between Yolandi Saayman (82) and Annemie Koen (83). Kei was simply not up to the task and were dismissed for only 29 runs. Gail Abrahams (3/6), Janet Winster (4/15) and Michaela Andrews (2/2) did the damage with the ball.

OUDTSHOORN WIN SWD WOMEN’S LEAGUE

The Oudtshoorn ladies cricket team successfully defended their title as the SWD Cricket Board Women's league champions after a resounding 10 wicket victory over George last week.

 

Yolandi Saayman (centre), captain of the Oudtshoorn Women's team receives the trophy as league winners for 2011/12 from Shireen Noble (right) Chairperson of the SWD Women Cricket Committee and Johan Weyers (Amateur Manager SWD Cricket)
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