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SWD CLUB AND WOMEN’S CRICKET REPORTS

The SWD Women’s Team will play their last match in the Cricket South Africa Provincial Women’s Challenge this weekend when they take on Kei at the Military Sport Club on Saturday. SWD are the favorites and the team of Annemie Koen will be determined to finish the season on a high. The 50-over match starts at 09:45.

The last round of matches in the SWDCB Twenty20 competition will also be played this weekend. The quarter finals will be played on 6 March. The semi-finals and final will be played at the REC Ground on 7 March.

The T20 fixtures for the weekend are:

Saturday
Pool B
Sussex vs Hartenbos (09H00)
Hartenbos vs Riversdale (12H00)
Pirates United vs Hartenbos (15H00)
Venue: D’Almeida Stadium

Pool C
George vs Kranshoek Cobra’s (09H00)
Kranshoek Cobra’s vs Mayflower (12H00)
Venue: Rooirivier Rift

Sunday
Pool A
Ramblers vs Union Stars (12H00)
Ramblers vs Selbourne (15H00)
Venue: Rosemoor Sports Ground

Pool B
Sussex vs NMMU (09H00)
NMMU vs Pirates United (12H00)
Sussex vs Pirates (15H00)
Venue: D’Almeida Stadium

Pool C
George vs Blanco (09H00)
George vs Mayflower (12H00)
Venue: Great Brak River

The summarised score sheets of the SWDCB Premier League finals that were played on Saturday where Harlequins Forces and Union Stars advanced to the final are:

Harlequins vs George
HARLEQUINS 177 (Enverino Swartz 76, Phaphama Fojela 28, Danie Liversage 3/27, Richard Papenfus 2/22, Grant Simpson 2/34)
GEORGE 77 (Glen Addicott 28, Marlo Pienaar 13, Enverino Swartz 3/12, Wayne Gelant 2/6)
Harlequins won by 48 runs on D/L method

Mossel Bay vs Union Stars
MOSSEL BAY 205/8 (Wimpie Louw 45, Ricky Lessing 36*, Pienaar Buys 30, Ruan Stander 21, Stefan Terblanche 18, Justin Jordaan 3/22, Reagan Booysen 2/23, Merlin Masimela 2/29)
UNION STARS 207/2 (Waldo Lategan 91*, Brendon Louw 76*, Jean Heunis 23, Thomas Boutcher 1/34)
Union Stars won by 8 wickets

SWD TO FACE NAMIBIA

A comprehensive must-win will be on the mindset of the SWD senior cricket team when they take on Namibia at the Recreation Ground as from Thursday in the Cricket South Africa Provincial Three Day competition. In what will be their last home fixture of the season the SWD will need to achieve a resounding victory to stay in the race for the top spot in the competition.

With two matches to go Gauteng (136.22 points) is leading the table followed by Free State (133 points – one match to go), North West in third place (132.64 points – 2 matches to go) and SWD in fourth place at 119.22 points – to play the bottom of the log teams Namibia and Griqualand West.

The SWD batting-line up led by Waldo Lategan and Glen Addicot were in good form lately and big scores from Ross McMillan, Luthando Mnyanda and Brendon Louw will be crucial in their campaign. The selectors only made one change from the side that defeated Free State recently. Dougie Baartman will be back in the team and with his Union Stars team mates, Gurswhin Rabie and Marcello Piedt they will form the back bone of the SWD bowling attack. Although Namibia have a struggling season, especially away from home they cannot be underestimated.

For the Twenty20 match on Sunday the selectors opted for two exciting youngsters from an exciting crop of U/19 cricketers, Jean Heunis and Richard Maree.

The team for the weekend is: Ross McMillan (capt), Luthando Mnyanda, Waldo Lategan, Glen Addicot, Brendon Louw, Pieter Stuurman, Gareth Dukes, Phabhama Fojela, Marcello Piedt, Douglas Baartman and Gurshwin Rabie. Kobus Scholtz, Heunis and Maree will be added for the T20 squad.

FOUR IN-A-ROW FOR UNION STARS

Union Stars from Oudtshoorn held their nerve when they defeated Harlequins Forces in a tight, low-scoring final at the REC Ground in Oudtshoorn by 45 runs. Harlequins offered impressive resistance when, after an excellent bowling performance, they dismissed Union Stars for only 107. The low score is a new SWD record for a team that won a match with the lowest aggregate score.

Union Stars, who won their fourth consecutive title, won the toss and elected to bat but struggled against a magnificent bowling display from John April (3/29 in 6.4 overs), Phaphama Fojela (3/22 in 10 overs), Envirino Swartz (2/13 in 10 overs) and Ronald Dirks (2/23 in 10 overs). They were dismissed for only 107 (42.2 overs) with Justin Jordaan (20) the top scoring batsman.

Harlequins failed to dominate the Union Stars bowling attack of Marcello Piedt (3/7 in 7.1 over), Douglas Baartman (2/15 in 8 overs) and Justin Jordaan (3/8 in 3.3 overs) and were dismissed for only 82. Swartz (21) was Forces most successful bowler.

The victorious team of Union Stars after winning the Pietersen Trophy as winners of the SWD Cricket Board Premier League. Union Stars defeated Harlequins Forces by 45 runs in a low-scoring final.
The victorious team of Union Stars after winning the Pietersen Trophy as winners of the SWD Cricket Board Premier League. Union Stars defeated Harlequins Forces by 45 runs in a low-scoring final.

DATES FOR CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS

Mr Niels Momberg, Manager Youth Cricket at CSA, recently announced the dates for CSA National Youth tournaments that will be played in December this year. The Coca Cola Khaya Majola week will takes place in Durban between 16-20 December whilst the U/15 National Week will be hosted by Gauteng in Johannesburg from 13-17 December and the U/13 National Week by Free State in Bloemfontein from 6-10 December.

The u/19 Girls tournament will be hosted in Cape Town from 9-13 December. Boland will host the U/17 National week from 7-11 December.

KFC POINT HIGH CRICKET FESTIVAL 2013

Attending the 2012 KFC Point High School festival were Fanie de Villiers (Supersport Cricket commentator and former Protea player), Ms Nahn van Wyk (Marketing Manager KFC), Jannie Nel (Tournament Director) and Erhard Coetzee (Area Manager KFC).
Attending the 2012 KFC Point High School festival were Fanie de Villiers (Supersport Cricket commentator and former Protea player), Ms Nahn van Wyk (Marketing Manager KFC), Jannie Nel (Tournament Director) and Erhard Coetzee (Area Manager KFC).

Point High School will be hosting the ever popular KFC Point High Cricket Festival for the 15th time from 20 – 24 September 2013. In 2012 this festival became the largest schools cricket festival in Africa. In 2013 the KFC Point High Cricket Festival expands once again to include 28 teams from the SWD, WP, Boland, Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Free State and North West Province.

In 2012 the Mossel Bay Municipality held the first Mossel Bay Sports Festival to coincide with the KFC Point High Cricket Festival. After the success of this festival it can only grow to become one of the major sporting events in South Africa adding even more prestige to the KFC Point High Cricket Festival.

Some of the 28 schools that confirmed their participation include Nico Malan High School, Eldoraigne High School, Somerset College, Charlie Hofmeyer, Somerset College, Stellenberg High School, Sentraal High School, Worcester Gymnasium, DF Malan, Belville High School, Jan van Riebeeck High School and all the top SWD Cricket Schools.

The festival has an official opening on Friday, 20 September in the Point High School Hall. All teams play three matches of 45 overs each during the festival. Matches will be played in Mossel Bay, Riversdale, Great-Brak River, George and Oudtshoorn.

With the assistance of KFC, SWD Cricket, Die Burger, NWU Potchefstroom Campus, Mossel Bay Municipality and the Mossel Bay Business Community the KFC Point High Cricket Festival has become known as one of the most prestigious cricket festivals in South Africa.

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