SWD TO TAKE ON EASTERN PROVINCE
After a very frustrating and disappointed trip to Pietermaritzburg the SWD cricket team will be back at home where they will faceEasternProvinceat the Recreation Ground in Oudtshoorn as from Thursday in the Cricket South Africa Provincial Challenge. The SWD team will need to up their game drastically if they want to build on the achievements of the previous season.
In the Three Day match against KZN Inland last weekend rain and bad light prevented a possible result after no play was possible on the first day and only 35 overs were bowled on the second day. SWD, that were put in to bat scored 232 (all out) with only Luthando Mnyanda (48) that made a significant contribution with the bat. KZN Inland responded with 151/1 when the umpires called off the match.
In the limited over match SWD were put into bat and was stunned with a hat trick by Bradley Barends (5/34). Only Christiaan Jonker (82 from 75 balls) offered resistance as SWD were bowled out for 134. KZN Inland, thanks to an aggressive innings by Divan van Wyk (80*) from 57 balls blasted the required target (138/0) from only 17.2 overs to ensure a commanding 10 wicket victory.
SWD will need to gain back confidence on all levels of the game and victories in both matches againstEasternProvinceis not negotiable. The selectors will also carefully consider the various options when they select the teams for these matches.
SWD WOMEN’S TEAM DEFEATED KEI
The SWD Women’s team recorded a convincing victory during the past weekend when they defeated Key in Mthatha by 199 runs. SWD, who batted first, scored 251 runs thanks to Annemie Koen (97) who missed out on a century. Kei, in reply was dismissed for only 52 runs. Gail Abrahams (5/19) was impressive with the ball.
The summarized score sheet is:
Kei vs SWD
SWD 251 (Annemie Koen 97, Monique Booysen 39, Bernadine Bezuidenhout 23, C.Mtshibana 4/52, A.Ntoyabo 2/33)
KEI 52 (N.Mpanleni 14, Gail Abrahams 5/19, Monique Booysen 2/0)
SWD won by 199 runs
PREMIER LEAGUE RESULTS
A magnificent century by Waldo Lategan (116) for Union Stars in their comprehensive 76 runs victory against Mossel Bay was the highlight in the weekend’s premier league matches. Union Stars, who scored 204 dismissed Mossel Bay for only 128.
Harlequins Forces remained on the winning road with a 5 wicket victory over Sussex. At the Military Sport Club, the visitors were bowled out for only 97 whereby Harlequins Forces replied with 98/5 to bag a full complement of bonus points.
George (209 all out) defeated Pacaltsdorp (159 all out) by 50 runs whilst Pirates United (194 all out) recorded their first win of the season with a 47 runs victory over Ramblers (147 all out).
The summarized score sheets are:
Mossel Bay vs Union Stars
UNION STARS 204/7 (Waldo Lategan 116, Marco Jansen 18, Christo van Schalkwyk 2/29, Pienaar Buys 2/62)
MOSSEL BAY 128 (Wimpie Louw 41, Ruan Stander 34, Christo van Schalkwyk 18, Elridge Booysen 3/16, Reagan Booysen 3/24)
Union Stars won by 76 runs
Harlequins vs Sussex
SUSSEX 97 (Sammy Joe Avontuur 44, Ronald Dirks 4/22, Rhupino Plaaitjies 3/21, John April 2/35)
HARLEQUINS 98/5 (Wayne Gelant 37*, Reavan Plaaitjies 3/31, Graig Thanna 2/20)
Harlequins won by 5 wickets
Pacaltsdorp vs George
GEORGE 209 (Sheldon Puttick 49, Wessel Hartslief 48, Danie Liversage 29, Marshall Willeman 2/26, Ruall de Reuck 2/27, Lance Roelfse 2/33, Enver Bezuidenhout 2/37)
PACALTSDORP 159 (Enver Bezuidenhout 32, Larnell Spies 29, Marquen Meintjies 29, Josue Kleu 3/27, Xander Olivier 2/14, Wim Basson 2/22)
George won by rums 50 runs
Ramblers vs Pirates United
PIRATES UNITED 194 (Marshall Philander 67, Ruwayne Brinkhuys 33, Deagon May 21, E.Swartz 2/23, Angus Christians 2/27, Theo Claassen 2/41)
RAMBLERS 147 (Askin Louw 38, Angus Christians 33*, Ruwayne Brinkhuys 6/24, Garth bock 3/41)
Pirates United won by 47 runs
13 November 2012
All four Premier League teams will be in action this weekend in the SWD Cricket Board leagues. Some teams will be weakended with their SWD players not available due to provincial duties. An exciting match is waiting at Rooirivier-rift where George will host the unbeaten Harlequins. Pacaltsdorp United, who is still without a victory in the season, is travelling to D’Almeida where they will take on Sussex.
The fixtures for the weekend are:
George vs Harlequins
Sussex vs Pacaltsdorp
Pirates United vs Mossel Bay
Union Stars vs Ramblers
Albertinia vs Blanco
Mayflower vs Knysna
Heidelberg vs Pioneers
Hartenbos vs Riversdal
Calitzorp vs Bongolethu
Western Hope vs Ladismith
Thembalethu vs Melkhoutfontein
Pacaltsdorp B vs Bongolethu B
Ramblers B vs Union Stars B
Mossel Bay B vs Pirates B
Harlequins B vs Union Stars C
George vs Oudtshoorn
Mossel Bay vs SWD U/18
George B vs Thembalethu B