The SWD senior cricket team had a disappointing start for their 2014/15 campaign when they lost both the Sunfoil Cup Three Day match and the One Day match against Northerns at the Recreation Ground in Oudtshoorn.
SWD came very close in the three day match after they built a first innings lead of 50 runs. SWD posted 214 in their first innings and restricted to visitors to 164 thanks to a brilliant bowling display by Gurshwin Rabie (5/41). In the SWD second innings Erinn Ewerts (69*) made in fine contribution as SWD made 211. Northerns reached the target (262) with two wickets in hand.
Northerns (292/8) won the One Day match by 107 runs thanks to a brilliant century by the SA U/19 World Cup winning captain, Aiden Markram (111). Hanno Kotze (64*) was SWD’s best batsman in their innings of 185 (all out)
Three Day Match
SWD 1st innings 214 (Marcello Piedt 47, Erinn Ewerts 42, Luthando Mnyanda 39, Cobus Pienaar 4/38) NORTHERNS 1st innings 164 (Shershan Naidoo 31, Samuel Mofokeng 29, Gurshwin Rabie 5/41, Marcello Piedt 3/52)
SWD 2nd innings 211 (Erinn Ewerts 69*, Ayavuya Myoli 4/32, Qaasim Adams 4/45) NORTHERNS 2nd innings 262/8 (Sean Dickson 69, Heinrich Klaasen 41, Qaasim Adams 40, Siya Simethu 3/59) Northerns won by 2 wickets
One Day Match
NORTHERNS 292/8 (Aiden Markram 111, Sean Dickson 47, Cobus Pienaar 37, Gurshwin Rabie 3/48, Ross McMillan 3/51) SWD 185 (Hanno Kotze 64*,
Pieter Stuurman 37, Erinn Ewerts 33, Shershan Naidoo 2/22, Samuel Mofokeng 2/37, Eden Links 2/48) Northerns won by 107 runs