DRAGONS GIVE SWD HARD TIMES
The SWD Cricket team had a tough weekend in Potchefstroom where they locked horns with the North West Dragons at Senwes Park in the Cricket South Africa Provincial Three Day Challenge. Ross McMillan and his troops only bagged five bonus points in the three day match – which ended in a draw and dropped to the third position on the log.
Eastern Province (97.22 points after nine matches) and Boland (89.18 points after eight matches) are ahead of SWD (87.28 points after eight matches).
North West who were put in to bat posted 461/9 thanks to a brilliant 264 runs partnership for the 6th wicket between Rassie van der Dussen (119; 14×4) and Dwaine Pretorius (177; 4×6 and 33×4). Phabhama Fojela with his career best bowling performance (6/78) was SWD’s top bowler. SWD were dismissed for a disappointing 200 in their first innings with only Ross McMillan (86; 134 balls, 15×4) and Glen Addicot (40*; 5×4) that made significant contributions with the bat.
In their follow-on innings SWD finished on 387/3 when bad light and rain brought an early end to proceedings. Christiaan Jonker (102*) and Glen Addicot (73*) added an unbeaten contribution of 166 runs for the 4th wicket whilst Waldo Lategan (73) and McMillan (73) also batted well to save the match for SWD.
In the T20 match SWD made 154/6 but lost by 6 wickets after Van Der Dussen (112*; 82 balls; 5×6, 10×4) was again the thorn in SWD’s flesh. Jonker (39; 31 balls, 2×6, 5×4) and Pieter Stuurman (31*; 19 balls, 2×6, 2×4) were the top SWD batsmen whilst Marcello Piedt (3/34) was the most successful SWD bowler. North West (158/4) hit the winning runs from the last ball of the match.
FINAL ROUND OF PREMIER MATCHES
12 February 2013
Union Stars and Harlequins Forces recorded victories in the last round of matches in the SWD Cricket Board premier league competition. The match between Mossel Bay and Pirates United was abandoned after rain whilst no play was possible in the match between Pacaltsdorp United and Sussex due to a wet outfield.
Union Stars won by 22 runs according to the Duckworth Lewis formula after rain interrupts the match. Ramblers were dismissed for 121 to which Union Stars replied with 91/5 after the overs were reduced. George was dismissed for only 67 to which Harlequins Forces, who secured a place in the semi-final’s replied with 68/7 to secure a 3 wicket victory.
The summarized score sheets are:
Ramblers vs Union Stars
RAMBLERS 121 (Manuel Joseph 24, Merlin Masimela 2/8, Leroi Bredenkamp 2/15, Reagan Booysen 2/20, Emile Titus 2/23, Elridge Booysen 2/26)
UNION STARS 91/5 (Jolin Anthony 34, Gary Moos 19, Reagan Booysen 18, Shaun Pretoruis 3/19)
Union Stars won by 22 runs by Duckworth Lewis method
Harlequins vs George
GEORGE 67 (Hendrik Schoeman 14, Bailey Aarons 6/22, Ronald Dirks 2/1, Reagan Engelbrecth 2/17
HARLEQUINS 68/7 (Jason le Kay 20, Warren Sevierus 19, Grant Simpson 3/25, Wim Basson 2/7, Sheldon Puttick 2/11)
Harlequins won by 3 wickets
Mossel Bay vs Pirates United
MOSSEL BAY 170 (Christopher Bosch 43, Stephan Terblanche 23, Christo van Schalkwyk 20, Ruwayne Brinkhuis 4/24, Mervin Bock 3/35, Darren Sigula 2/26)
PIRATES UNITED 28/6 (Mervin Bock 15, Stephan Terblance 4/4)
Pacaltsdorp United vs Sussex
UNION STARS TAKES HONOURS IN SWD CRICKET BOARD RESERVE LEAGUE
12 February 2013
Union Stars B won the SWD Reserve League on Sunday when they defeated the C-team of the same club in the final that was played at the REC Ground in Oudtshoorn. The match was reduced to thirty overs per batting team after the start was delayed due to a wet outfield and play was also interrupted with rain.
Union Stars B made 171/7 and dismissed the C-team for only 96 to record an easy 75 runs victory.
RESERVE LEAGUE – FINAL
Union Stars B vs Union Stars C
UNION STARS B 171/7 (Enver Venter 63*, Juan Heunis 26, Gurswill Golaith 25, Donay Wagenaar 22, Tiaan Piedt 2/20)
UNION STARS C 96 (Jacques Campher 20, Juan Heunis 5/32, Enver Venter 2/19)
Union Stars B won by 75 runs
SWD Schools Cricket T20 Competition Semi-Finals & Final
11 February 2013
Langenhoven Gymnasium clinched the fourth edition of the Coca Cola Schools Twenty20 competition when they defeated Oakdale Agricultural High School in a pulsating final at the REC Ground in Oudtshoorn. The match was decided in the last over.
Oakdale batted first and posted a defendable score of 125/6 with Riku Smit (58*; 40 balls, 2×6, 5×4) top score with 58. Jean Heunis, the Gymnasium SA Colts stalwart was the champions batting hero as they reached the target (126/6) in the last over. The winning team built their innings around Heunis who made 63 (49 balls; 3×6, 5×4). Elric Pretorius clinched the match with a boundary six over mid-on with three balls to spare.
The summarised scores were:
06 Feb 2013 – Final
Oakdale Agricultural School 125/6
(Riku Smit 58, Stephan Streicher 19, Brendon Olivier 3/15)
Langenhoven Gymnasium 126/6
(Jean Heunis 63, Brendon Olivier 34, Jaco Janse van Rensberg 3/11)
Langenhoven Gymnasium won by 4 wickets.
Oakdale qualified for the finals after they defeated Oakhill School by 8 wickets in the first semi-final. Oakhill made 99/5 and Oakdale replied with 116/2 in a match where scores were adjusted according to the Duckworth/Lewis formula. Langenhoven Gymnasium advanced to the final after they dismissed the defending champions Outeniqua High for only 24 runs and replied with 25/0 with a comprehensive 10 wicket victory. The play-offs to determine the representative from the Warriors that will participate in the National Schools T20 tournament that will be hosted in Stellenbosch next weekend will be determined on Friday when Langenhoven Gymnasium together will Hudson Park (Border) and the Eastern Province champion (Framesby or Daniel Pienaar)
COCA-COLA T20 SCHOOLS FINAL POST-MATCH CEREMONY