With the SWDCB Premier League semi finals that will be contested on February, 16th 2012 the top four teams have already been confirmed. Home ground advantage and the potential relegation that are faced by Pacaltsdorp, Ramblers or Pirates will be however be strongly contested during the next few weeks. The clash between log leaders and defending champions, Union Stars and Harlequins Forces will however create the most interest. In other matches Sussex will host Pirates United at D’Almeida, Pacaltsdorp United will travel to the Van Riebeeck Stadium where they will take on Mossel Bay whilst Ramblers will have a high hurdle when they host George at Rosemoore.
The fixtures for the weekend are:
Sussex vs Pirates
Mossel Bay vs Pacaltsdorp United
Ramblers vs George
Union Stars vs Harlequins
Heidelberg vs Blanco
Riversdale vs Kranshoek Cobra’s
Albertinia vs Pioneers
Knysna vs Hartenbos
Bongolethu vs Dysselsdorp
Selbourne vs Thembalethu
alitzdorp vs Ladismith
Harlequins B vs Bongolethu B
Thembalethu B vs Pacaltsdorp United B
Mossel Bay vs George
Hessequa vs SWD U/18
DISAPPOINTING PERFORMANCE FOR SWD U/19’S AGAINST WESTERN PROVINCE
The SWD U/19 team had a disappointing performance the past weekend when they were defeated by an innings and 109 runs at the hands of a very strong Western Province team. The match, in the CSA U/19 Three Day competition, was played at the Recreation Ground in Oudtshoorn and was finished by lunch on the second day.
SWD, who won the toss and elected to bat, were dismissed for a modest 84 after being 36/9 but a 10th wicket partnership between Josh Peters (27*) and Dillon Moos (32) gave some respectability to the SWD total. Western Province replied with 303/6 declared thanks to a well-played innings by Zubayi Hamza (97). The SWD batsmen again failed in their second innings, and were dismissed for 110 with only Ruan Stander (39) and Chris Marrow (39) who added valuable contributions with the bat.
The summarized score sheet is:
SWD U/19 vs Western Province U/19
SWD U/19 1st innings 84 (Dillan Moos 32, Josh Pieters 27*, Jason Smith 5/26, Gregory Olivier 2/9, Alexander Mather 2/32)
WESTERN PROVINCE U/19 1st innings 303/6 declared (Zubayi Hamza 97, Jack Newby 81, Jason Smith 53*, David Bedingham 38, Dillan Moos 3/66, Arno Moolman 2/60)
SWD U/19 2nd innings 110 (Ruan Stander 39, Chris Marrow 39, Gregory Olivier 3/31, Jack Newby 2/4, Alexander Mather 2/5)
Western Province won by an innings and 109 runs
The SWD’s next and final fixture for the season will be this weekend when they will travel to East London where they will play Border at Buffalo Park
PREMIER LEAGUE RESULTS FOR THE WEEKEND
The top four teams in the SWDCB Premier League competition consolidated their positions on the top of the leaderboard as they were all victorious in the matches played during the past weekend.
The defending champions, Union Stars, along with George, Mossel Bay and Harlequins recorded victories with bonus points and are all almost secure of a place in the semi-finals that will be played on February, 16th 2013.
George (198/3) defeated Sussex (197/8) by 7 wickets whilst Harlequins (150/6) advanced to their first semi-final outing when they recorded an important victory away from home when they beat Pacaltsdorp United (149 all out) by 4 wickets.
Union Stars, thanks to a brilliant innings by Pieter Stuurman (95) managed to score 224 for an impressive 124 runs victory against Pirates United (100 all out). Mossel Bay who made 112 was too strong for Ramblers who only managed to reply with 75 (all out) for a 37 runs victory in a low scoring match.
The score sheets are:
George vs Sussex
SUSSEX 197/8 Geeno du Plessis 54, Sammy Joe Avontuur 32, Reavan Plaatjies 29, Adrian Mclaren 2/20, Danie Liversage 2/32) GEORGE 198/3 (Glen Addicott 54, Marlo Pienaar 46*, Adrian Mclaren 34, Gideon Barnard 30*) George won by 7 wickets
Pirates United vs Union Stars
UNION STARS 224 (Pieter Stuurman 95, Geoffrey Perel 42, Brendon Louw 24, Mervin Bock 4/37, Irvin Campher 2/38)
PIRATES UNITED 100 (Darryl Sigula 28, Irvin Campher 25, Douglas Baartman 4/23, Leroy Bredenkamp 3/6, Marcello Piedt 2/26)
Union Stars won by124 runs
Ramblers vs Mossel Bay
MOSSEL BAY 112 (Wimpie Louw 42, Angelo Christiaans 4/25, Theo Claassen 3/22, Shael Laminie 2/29)
RAMBLERS 75 (Marcel de Klerk 41, Ricky Lessing 4/7, Thomas Boucher 3/25)
Mossel Bay won by 37 runs
Pacaltsdorp vs Harlequins
Harlequins won by 4 wickets
SWDCB PROMOTION LEAGUE RESULTS
Knysna Cavaliers (184 all out) recorded an important victory of 36 runs against Blanco (148 all out) to ensure a place in the semi-final of the SWDCB Promotion League Competition. Mayflower from Great Brak River, who scored 314 thanks to a century from Grant Mentoor (134) also ensured a place in the semi-final when they defeated Heidelberg (108 all out) by 206 runs.
The summarized score sheets in the SWDCB Promotion and Reserve League are:
Blanco vs Knysna Cavaliers
KNYSNA CAVALIERS 184; BLANCO 148
Knysna Cavaliers won by 36 runs
Pioneers vs Hartenbos
HARTENBOS 66/8; PIONEERS 69/2
Pioneers won 8 wickets
Mayflower vs Heidelberg
MAYFLOWER 314; HEIDELBERG 108
Mayflower won by 206 runs
Western Hope vs Selbourne
WESTERN HOPE148; SELBOURNE 84/8
Western Hope won by 64 runs
Thembalethu vs Bongolethu
THEMBALETHU 147; BONGOLETHU 148/5
Bongolethu won by 5 wickets
George B vs Pacaltsdorp B
PACALTSDORP 155, GEORGE B 118
Pacaltsdorp won by 37 runs
Ramblers B vs Harlequins B
HARLEQUINS B 49; RAMBLERS B 53/2
Ramblers B won by 8 wickets
Union Stars B vs Thembalethu B
UNION STARS B 247; THEMBALETHU B 45
Union Stars B won by 202 runs
Sussex B vs Mossel Bay B
SUSSEX B 84; MOSSEL BAY B 86/7
Mossel Bay B won by 3 wickets
SWD PLAYERS AT CSA CUBS WEEK
SWD EMERGING TEAM
The SWD selectors has announced an Emerging Team that will participate in the Chevrolet Cricket Eastern Cape Emerging team tournament in Port Elizabeth this weekend. The team will play Eastern Province and Friday and Border on Saturday.
The team is: Erinn Ewerts (Sussex) -captain, Bradley Carolus (NMMU), Dumisa Ngqambuza (Bongolethu), Wayne Gelant (Harlequins Forces), Gareth Dukes (NMMU), Bronwill Goeda (NMMU), Justin Jordaan (Union Stars), Lyndon Volkwyn (NMMU), Otniel Baartman (Union Stars), Shane Smith (Mossel Bay), Christo van Schalkwyk (Mossel Bay), Levano Nathan (Sussex) and Kurt Fourie (Ladismith). The coach is Merlin Masimela.
WESTERN CAPE LEGENDS AWARD