It was a frustrating and disappointing weekend for the SWD cricket team when they visit East London the past weekend. The three day match against Border resulted in a draw after play was only possible on the first day. Heavy overnight rain flooded the outfield and no play was possible on the second and third day. SWD scored 258 in their first innings with Border in reply at 56/2 at stumps on the first day. Waldo Lategan (75) made a useful contribution with the bat.
In the limited over match that was played on Sunday SWD, who batted first, scored a competitive 255/7 thanks to a fine innings by Brendon Louw (72*; 56 balls, 3×6, 6×4) and Pieter Stuurman (57; 103 balls, 3×4). Border however, thanks to an unbeaten partnership of 175 runs between Martin Walters (102*) and Gionne Koopman (87*), reached the target in the 45th over with 8 wickets in hand.
The summarized score sheets are:
Three Day Match Border vs SWD
SWD 1st innings 258 (Waldo Lategan 75, Sammy Joe Avontuur 48,
Brendon Louw 26, Siyoli Nkosinathi 23, Wiliams 3/58, Beast Mnyaka 2/34, Gionni.Koopman 2/62) BORDER 1st innings 56/2 (Burton de Wett 34)
One Day Match: Border vs SWD
SWD 255/7 (Brendon Louw 72*, Pieter Stuurman 57, Hanno Kotze 32, Luthando Mnyanda 31, Aya Gqamane 3/50, G.Koopman 2/44) BORDER 256/2
(Martin Walters102*, Gionni.Koopman 87*, Burton de Wett 37)
Border won by 8 wickets