SWD’s trophy aspirations suffered a major setback in Cape Town the past weekend when the lost both the three and one day matches against Western Province.
In the three-day match, SWD was outplayed and suffered a 119 run defeat after they posted 329/7 (declared) in the first innings and dismissed SWD for 212. Neil Hornbuckle (105; 115 balls, 17×4) however made a huge statement with the bat as he scored his second century of the season as SWD had a deficit of 117 runs on the first innings. Western Province declared their second innings at stumps on the second day at 217/3 setting SWD a target of 335 for victory. Brendon Louw added 74 runs in SWD’s second innings of 215 as they remain bottom in Pool A.
The limited over match was an even bigger disappointment. Western Province, who batted first, was in big trouble at 98/6 (after 30 overs) but they clawed their way back and were dismissed in the last over for 199. SWD had a dream start and with their score at 82/1 (in the 12th over) they looked set for a bonus point victory before a batting collapse as they were bowled out for only 120 to lost by 69 runs.
Three Day match
Western Province 1st Innings 329/7 (dec) (Matthew Kleinveldt 78, Jason Smith 74, George Linde 50*, Aviwe Mgijima 43, Sybrandt Engelbrecht 27, Pieter Malan 21, Gurshwin Rabie 3/71) SWD 1st Innings 212 (Niel Hornbuckle 105, Brendon Louw 37, Sammy-Joe Avontuur 22, Jason Smith 6/49) WP 2nd Innings 217/3 (dec) (Zubayr Hamza 76*, Sybrandt Engelbrecht 47*, Matthew Kleinveldt 46, Pieter Malan 42, Glenton Stuurman 2/24) SWD 2nd Innings 215 (Brendon Louw 74, Sammy-Joe Avontuur 35, Niel Hornbuckle 26, Glenton Stuurman 25, Beuran Hendricks 3/36)
Western Province won by 119 runs
One Day match
Western Province Innings 199 (49.3) (Shaheen Khan 42, Jason Smith 38, George Linde 29, Pieter Malan 23, Erinn Ewerts 4/51, Ottneil Baartman 3/31) SWD Innings 130 (27) (Neil Hornbuckle 44, Hanno Kotze 23, Matthew Kleinveldt 5/23, Jason Smith 3/40)
Western Province won by 69 runs