OUDTSHOORN SWD WOMEN’S CHAMPIONS
The Oudtshoorn Women’s team made it three in a row when they successfully defended their crown as the SWD Women’s League champions on Saturday. In the final that was played at the REC the Oudtshoorn Women completely dominated the match and recorded a 324 runs victory over the Hessequa-region (Riversdale/Heidelberg area).
Oudtshoorn, who won the toss and elected to bat first, posted a massive 348/8 thanks to a brilliant double century by Michaela Andrews (209). Andrews, who represented the SA Schools team this season, was the top scorer along with Berenice Goliath (43) and Monique Booysen (29).
Hessequa was dismissed for only 24 with Marnizelle Rabie (3/11) and Carina Crause (2/7) were the Oudtshoorn women bowling heroes.
Oudtshoorn vs Hessequa
OUDTSHOORN 348/8 (Michaela Andrews 209, Berenice Goliath 43, Monique Booysen 29, Kaylene Abrahams 2/20, Anuska Steyn 2/57, Kaylene Pretorius 2/98)
HESSEQUA 24 (Mochelle May 10, Marnizelle Rabie 3/11, Carina Crause 2/7)
Oudtshoorn won by 324 runs
EASTERNS WAITING FOR SWD IN BENONI
The Cricket South Africa provincial competition is reaching a very important stage with most of the teams entering their last five matches and the importance thereof is no exception for South Western Districts. After a relatively disappointing outing against North West two weeks ago the men from the Southern Cape is travelling to Benoni this weekend for a vital clash with Easterns at Willowmoore Park.
The log standings echoed the importance that SWD needs an urgent victory which will leap frogged them to the top of the table. SWD is currently in fifth place on 87.28 points after eight matches behind log leaders Free State (100.24 after nine matches), Gauteng (97.28 after nine matches), Eastern Province (96.56 after nine matches) and Boland (89.18 matches after eight matches). Ten bonus points are awarded for an outright victory. The SWD supporters will be keeping a close eye on the SWD batting performance where batting bonus points will be crucial in their campaign.
The SWD team for the weekend is: Ross McMillan (captain), Luthando Mnyanda, Waldo Lategan, Kobus Scholtz, Glen Addicot, Pieter Stuurman, Brendon Louw, Gareth Dukes, Phaphama Fojela, Marcello Piedt and Gurshwin Rabie. Justin Jordaan and Ruan Stander will be added for the T20 match.
The SWD team will have the services of their main strike bowler, Gurshwin Rabie, who was released from the Warriors. He and Marcello Piedt will form be a formidable new ball combination which will pave the way for an in-form Pabhama Fojela and the 19-year old Gareth Dukes, who will make his first class debut. With Christiaan Jonker, who ais part of the Warriors T20 RAM Slam campaign, Kobus Scholtz will fill the big shoes of Jonker.
SWD’S CHRISTIAAN JONKER BATTING HERO FOR WARRIORS
SWD’s Christiaan Jonker plundered four sixes and six boundaries in his 66 not out to walk away with the Batsman of the Match Award for the Chevrolet Warriors the past weekend. The Warriors kicked off their RAM SLAM T20 Challenge campaign in the best possible manner as they hammered the Chevrolet Knights by eight wickets in a rain reduced match at the De Beers Diamond Oval on Sunday
PROMOTION LEAGUE RESULTS
Knysna Cavaliers, Western Hope and Mayflower, who all recorded victories the past weekend secured their places in the SWDCB Promotion League competition. Cavaliers (131/6) defeated Heidelberg (130) by six wickets whilst Western Hope beat Melkhoutfontein by 9 wickets. Mayflower, who made 278/9, recorded an impressive victory of 201 runs against Hartenbos (77 all out). NMMU also strengthen their position for a place in the semi-finals after they were victorious in both outings.
The summarized score sheets are:
Kranshoek Cobra’s vs Blanco
BLANCO 241; KRANSHOEK COBRA’S 121
Blanco won 120 runs
Heidelberg vs Knysna Cavaliers
HEIDELBERG 130; KNYSNA CAVALIERS 131/6
Knysna Cavaliers won by 4 wickets
Mayflower vs Hartenbos
MAYFLOWER 278/9; HARTENBOS 77
Mayflower won by 201 runs
Calitzdorp vs Dysselsdorp
CALITZDORP 52; DYSSELSDORP 54/1
Dysselsdorp won by 9 wickets
Melkhoutfontein vs Western Hope
MELKHOUFONTEIN 88; WESTERN HOPE 91/1
Western Hope won by 9 wickets
Albertinia vs Riversdale
RIVERSDALE 229; ALBERTINIA 207
Riversdale won by 22 runs
Thembalethu vs NMMU
THEMBALETHU 114; NMMU 115/4
NMMU won by 6 wickets
Bongolethu vs Selbourne
Selbourne forfeit the match
Melkhoutfontein vs Bongolethu
MELKHOUTFONTEIN 99; BONGOLETHU 100/4
Bongolethu won by 6 wickets
Dysselsdorp vs NMMU
NMMU 185; DYSSELSDORP 28
NMMU won by 157 runs
Pioneers vs Blanco
PIONEERS 178; BLANCO 148
Pioneers won by 30 runs
SWDCB FIXTURES FOR THE WEEKEND
20 February 2013
The SWD Women’s team will be keen to continue their good form when they take on Western Province and Boland on Saturday and Sunday respectively in the Cricket South Africa Provincial Women’s competition.
The team of Annemie Koen were victorious in both their previous two matches against Border and Eastern Province. Unfortunately Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Janet Winstern and Ezrin van Aswegen have in the mean while left the province to study in Stellenbosch and Cape Town and a tough challenge awaits Annemie Koen and her team mates.
Both matches will be played at the REC Ground in Oudtshoorn and starts at 09:45.
Other fixtures for the weekend are:
Blanco vs Riversdale
Hartenbos vs Heidelberg
Albertinia vs Mayflower
Pioneers vs Kranshoek
Ladismith vs Bongolethu
Western Hope vs Thembalethu
NMMU vs Calitzdorp
Dysselsdorp vs Melkhoutfontein
Western Hope vs NMMU
T20 League (Rooirivier-rift, George)
George vs Pacaltsdorp (09:00)
Thembalethu vs Pacaltsdorp United (12:00)
George vs Thembalethu (15:00)
COCA COLA T20
20 February 2013
The Eastern Province T20 champion, Framesby High School from Port Elizabeth, on Friday had the upper-hand and qualified to represent the Warriors in the CSA Regional Coca Cola T20 competition that will be held in Stellenbosch.
Framesby knocked out the SWD champion, Langenhoven Gymnasium in a close low scoring affair. Langenhoven only managed to make 87/8 with Creseno Maksella (36 from 36 balls) top scoring. Framesby, were challenged with their score at 20/3 but they held their nerves and scored the winning runs (91/7) with nine balls to spare. Sheldon Eksteen (2/13) and Jean Heunis (4/25) were the best bowlers for the Oudtshoorn based team.
The final was an anti-climax as Hudson Park from Border only managed to score 54/9 in their complement of overs. Framesby recorded a six wicket victory (54/4) when they reached the target after 11.3 overs.
INJECTION FOR BLACK AFRICAN CRICKET PROGRAM
20 February 2013
One of the South Western Districts historic and moral duties is to ensure that cricket grows and flourishes among the truly disadvantaged of society with the recognition that the majority of disadvantaged come from the Black African communities. This involves a commitment to develop the potential among our Black African people at all levels of the game.
The Black Africa Cricket Development program will ensure a structure from where Black African cricket will be developed by firstly identifying potential primary schools and high schools to create a feeder system for players to create a club cricket system in designated areas.
Thembalethu Cricket Club (from George) – affiliated as a club in the 2009/10 season. The facility is at at Imizamo Yethu Secondary School in Thembalethu where the SWD Cricket Board has invested R200,000 for facilities together with the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport who invested R500,000 as part of the project.
The following schools are feeding players into the system:
M.M. Mateza Primary School, Mzoxolo Primary School, Thembalethu Primary School and Tyholorha Primary School, Imizamo Yethu Secondary and Thembalethu High School.
The KFC mini cricket program was intensified in the black African community as this is a good foundation and will ensure future players at a lower cost than the current introduction of cricket in the communities. Players from exciting clubs are encouraged to get involved in the development of young players as levels of unemployment amongst players is high meaning that they are available during schooling hours to assist in the development of players.
Recently Klevas clothing (subdivided into Klevas and K Star 7) also committed their support towards the club. The company was founded by Azher and Suliman Saloojee in the late 90s. It is primarily based south west of Johannesburg in Westonaria. Klevas are wholesalers and retailers of clothing targeting the lower end market with budget, yet trendy fashion wear. Their modern designs and competitive pricing has allowed them to remain competitive and form a following amongst certain market sects.
Typical items that Klevas supply include branded jeans, t-shirts, caps and shoes. Klevas wholesale to various retailers across the country ensuring that there are multiple locations to purchase their goods. At present Klevas supply over 200 stores nationwide. Klevas has seen good growth over the past few years and there is still a broad scope for the business to expand and venture into new geographic areas and increase brand awareness.
Klevas business model is based primarily on paper based systems. Most processes are done using pen and paper. Klevas has recently been looking to introduce more IT orientated systems in a bid to make their business processes more efficient and overall make their business model more effective as they seek to expand.