SWD PROMOTION LEAGUE FINAL
Blanco was crowned the winners in the Segars SWD Cricket Board Promotion League on Saturday after an easy nine wicket victory against Thembalethu in the final that was played at the Recreation Ground in Oudtshoorn. Both finalist will however be promoted to the premier league next year.
Thembalethu, a club which made significant progression to reach the finals, was dismissed after 39.4 overs for only 106. Blanco, thanks to an unbeaten partnership of runs 92 runs ((83 minutes) between Ivan Williams (55*; 11×4) and Ethan Coeries (41*; 6×4) reached the winning target in the 15th over.
Blanco, for the first time since the 2008/09 season, will again play in the premier league.
The summarized score sheet is:
Thembalethu vs Blanco
THEMBALETHU 106 (Lastword Tapfumaneyi 26, Hearn Malgraff 20*, Dean Lewis 4/14, Granville Coeries 3/24) BLANCO 110/1 (Ivan Williams 55*, Ethan Coeries 41*, Mthunzi Bangindawo 1/31) Blanco won by 9 wickets
SEDGARS SWD PREMIER LEAGUE FINAL
The table is set for arguably the best premier league final in the history of SWD Cricket when the defending champions, Union Stars, and newcomer to the premier league, NMMU, will battle it out in the Sedgars Premier League final that will take place at the REC Ground in Oudtshoorn on Saturday.
Union Stars, who will play in their fifth consecutive final in as many years have recently dominated club cricket in the province but they can expect a tough challenge from NMMU. Both teams will field strong and experienced teams and it will therefore be difficult to predict a winner. Besides the prestige and lucrative prize money the winner will also represent SWD at the Cricket South Africa Momentum National Club championships that will be hosted in Pretoria between 23-27 April 2014.
The previous winners – since 2000 – of the Petersen Trophy were George (2000/01), Western Hope (2001/02), Union Stars (2002/03), Union Stars (2003/04), Pacaltsdorp United (2004/05), Union Stars (2005/06), Union Stars (2006/07), George (2007/08), Pacaltsdorp United & George (2008/09), Union Stars (from 2009/10 – 2012/13).
The squads for the final are: Union Stars (From): Pieter Stuurman (captain), Brendon Louw, Jean Heunis, André Olivier, Waldo Lategan, Sammy-Joe Avontuur, Erinn Ewerts, Leroy Bredenkamp, Regan Booysen, Justin Jordaan, Otniël Baartman, Douglas Baartman and Gurshwin Rabie NMMU (From): Lyndon Volkwyn (captain) Neil Hornbuckle, Hanno Kotze, Ross McMillan, Glen Addicot, Patrick Hancock, Ruan Stander, Gareth Dukes, Bronwill Goeda, Lance Roelfse, Richard Maree, Edrique Cook and Bradley Carolus.
The final SWDCB Premier League log positions:
Position, Team, Played, Won, No Result, Lost, Points
- Union Stars 16 9 5 2 53
- NMMU 16 8 6 2 51
- Harlequins 16 7 5 4 44
- Mossel Bay 16 6 4 5 40
- Pacaltsdorp United 16 6 4 6 38
- George 16 3 7 5 32
- Sussex 16 4 4 8 28
- Pirates United 16 3 5 8 24
- Mayflower 16 2 6 8 22
SWD PREMIER LEAGUE SEMI-FINALS
The defending champions, Union Stars, and newcomers to the Sedgars SWD Premier League, NMMU, had advanced to the final that will be played at the Recreation Ground on Saturday.
At the Bridgton Sport Grounds in Oudtshoorn, Union Stars showed their composure under pressure when they recovered after being 118/8 to post a respectable total of 195 thanks to a valuable contribution by Douglas Baartman (36*; 1×6, 3×4). Shane Smit (6/27) excelled with the ball for Mossel Bay. The visitors were bowled out in the 44th over for only 106 to ensure Union Stars a victory by 89 runs.
The bowling attack of NMMU headed by Lance Roelfse (4/14), Gareth Dukes (3/13) and Bronwill Goede (2/15) restricted Harlequins Forces to only 80 in a match that was played at the Saasveld Campus in George. NMMU reached the winning target (81/1) in the 11th over for a comprehensive 9 wicket victory.
The summarized score sheets are:
Union Stars vs Mossel Bay
UNION STARS 195 (Douglas Baartman 36*, Justin Jordaan 30, Jean Heunis 27, Brendon Louw 23, Shane Smit 6/27, Ricky Lessing 2/35)
MOSSEL BAY 106 (Barry Oosthuizen 22, Stefan Terblanche 21, Andre Olivier 3/20, Justin Jordaan 3/22, Erinn Ewerts 2/15, Reagan Booysen 2/18)
Union Stars won by 89 runs
NMMU vs Harlequins
HARLEQUINS 80 (Reagan Engelbrecht 15, Lance Roelfse 4/14, Gareth Dukes 3/13, Bronwill Goede 2/15) NMMU 81/1 Ross McMillan 43*, Niel Hornbuckle 32*, Glenton Stuurman 1/11) NMMU won by 9 wickets
SWD EAGLES WON CANON FRIENDSHIP CUP
The SWD Eagles rugby team made history on Wednesday after they defeated the SWD Cricket team by 5 wickets in the inaugural Canon Friendship Trophy Twenty20 match that was played at the REC Ground in Oudtshoorn.
SWD Cricket who batted first posted 153/9 with Pieter Stuurman 50 (35 balls; 2×6, 4×4) and Glen Addicot 50 (21 balls; 5×6, 2×4) their top batsmen. Schalk Oelofse 4/32 (4 overs) was the Eagles best bowler.
The Eagles reached the winning target (165/5) in the last over thanks to a match winning innings by Karlo Aspeling (66* from 46 balls; 2×6, 8×4). Schalk Oelofse who also excelled with the bat (28; 26 balls; 4×4) provided valuable support.
SWD ENDED SEASON A DISAPPOINTING NOTE
The SWD Women’s cricket team concluded the season on a disappointing note after a defeat of 109 runs against Border. They SWD ladies only managed to record two victories – both against Kei – out of ten matches in a struggling season.
In the match that was played at the fields of Langenhoven Gymnasium in Oudtshoorn Border who batted first posted 188/5, on which SWD responded with only 79. Annemie Koen (32; 81 balls; 4×4) who batted for 82 minutes was the only SWD batter that impressed.
The summarized score sheets are:
SWD vs Border
BORDER 188/5 (K.Soka 71*, S.Pillay 35, G.Friitz 26, Bianca Figeland 1/23, Jane Winster 1/31, Miceala 1/36, Bianca Taute 1/44) SWD 79 (Annemie Koen 32, M.Kirchoff 4/13, A.Tayi 3/22)
Border won by 109 runs
SCHOOLS LEAGUE FINALS THIS WEEKEND
The respective league finals of the SWD Schools league will be contested this weekend. The defending champions in the u/19 Super league, Oakdale Agricultural High School from Riversdale will travel to Oudtshoorn where they will take on Langenhoven Gymnasium in the finals.
Oakdale recently won the schools Twenty20 competition but Gymnasium will be motivated to turn their fortunes around. Jean Heunis will be a key player for Gymnasium whilst Stefan Streicher will need to perform for the men from Oakdale.
In the u/15 super league Langenhoven Gymnasium and Outeniqua will battle for the honors. Gymnasium has an impressive u/15 team and is the favorites to clinch the title.
DATES FOR CSA NATIONAL WEEKS
Cricket South Africa (CSA) recently announced the dates for the CSA provincial youth tournaments that will be scheduled in 2014.
The SWD Cricket Board will host the CSA U/15 week in Oudtshoorn over the period 17-22 December 2015. SWD also successfully hosted this event in 2008. The national week for Learners with Special Educational Needs (LSEN) will be hosted in Bloemfontein from 5-10 October. North West (Potchefstroom) will host the National u/13 week from 11-15 December whilst the National Girls u/19 week will be hosted in Nelspruit (11-15 December).
The u/17 national week will be hosted in Johannesburg from 11-15 December and the Coca Cola Khaya Majola week will take place in Pretoria between 17 and 22 December 2014.