Frustration and disappointment for SWD cricketers

Ross McMillan
Ross McMillan

The SWD senior cricket team had a frustrating and disappointing visit to Cape Town the past weekend.  The three day match against Western Province ended in a draw whilst the men from the Southern Cape disappointingly lost the Twenty 20 match after posting a record total.

In the three day match, Western Province, who batted first, scored 188 in an innings that was disrupted when umpires had to stop play due to a dangerous wicket.  SWD replied with 189 – a lead of one run where after Western Province was at 250/3 at close of play on day two.  Unfortunately no play was possible on the third day after a wet patch occurred on the wicket when the covers were removed in the morning and the match ended in a draw.

In the T20 match SWD, thanks to a brilliant 111 partnership for the 2nd wicket between Ross McMillan (80 from 46 balls) and Adrian McLaren (60 from 48 balls) posted a record score of 182/4.  Western Province replied with 185/4 to secure a six wicket victory with 7 balls to spare.


Western Province vs SWD

WESTERN PROVINCE 1ST innings 188 (Andrew Puttick 51, Allister Gray 28, Gurshwin Rabie 4/79, Lyndon Volkwyn 2/32, Douglas Baartman 2/51)

SWD 1st innings 189 (Luthando Mnyanda 35, Pieter Stuurman 30,

Dane Paterson 3/37, T.Peter 2/35, T.Muller 2/42)

WESTERN PROVINCE 2nd innings 250/3 (Andrew Puttick 97, Allister Gray 85, Peter Malan 54*, Douglas Baartman 2/64)

Match drawn 


Western Province vs SWD

SWD 182/4 (Ross McMillan 80, Adrian Mclaren 60, GF.Linde 2/36)

WESTERN PROVINCE 185/4 (Andrew Puttick 73*, Allister Gray 55, OA.Ramela 30, Ross Mcmillan 2/40)

Western Province won by 6 wickets

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