SWD recorded their first victory of the season in the Cricket South African Sunfoil Cup Three Day competition when they defeated Border at the Recreation Ground within two days by an innings and 14 runs.
Sammy-Joe Avontuur, playing in his 71st first-class match, and Glenton Stuurman were responsible for a 137 runs partnership on the first day to give SWD the momentum in this match. This partnership that was scored from 243 balls gave SWD a life-line after the home side was against the ropes at 65/6. SWD were bowled out in the 94th over for a credible first innings total of 299.
It took Avontuur (142; 284 balls, 2×6, 14×4) 2289 days between his second and third career first-class hundred – and a new career best – whilst the knock of 86 (from 123 balls; 1×6, 13×4) by Stuurman was also a career best. Avontuur’s previous (and second first-class ton) came on 15 October 2009 against Western Province at Northerns Goodwood in Cape Town. Avontuur and stand-in captain Gurshwin Rabie (15*) also contributed in 58 runs stand for the 10th wicket. The SWD first class 7th wicket partnership of 157 between Adrian McLaren and Phabama Fojela (SWD vs KwaZulu-Natal in the 2012/13 season) is still unbroken.
Border was dismissed for 119 runs in their first innings and responded with 165 in their follow-on innings. Neil Hornbuckle (4/29) and Siyabonga Booi (4/29) each bagged four wickets in the Border first and follow-on innings respectively.
The summarized scorecard is:
SWD 1st innings 299 (Sammy Jo Avontuur 142, Glenton Stuurman 86, Phaphama Fojela 4/62, Lundi Mbane 3/44) BORDER 1st Innings 119/9 (Mkhululi Calana 43, Niel Hornbuckle 4/29) and follow-on innings 165/9 (Mkhululi Calana 41, Gionne Koopman 31, Marco Marais 24, Siyabonga Booi 4/29)
SWD won by an innings and 14 runs
CSA PROVINCIAL ONE DAY COMPETITION
SWD vs BORDER
RECREATION GROUND, OUDTSHOORN
The SWD team is back a the top of the points table of the CSA Provincial One-Day competition after a comprehensive 131 runs victory against Border. Most importantly the victory was achieved in securing the vital bonus point.
SWD batted first and posted 280/7 – a limited over batting record at the REC Ground. All the batsmen contributed with Hanno Kotze (69) and Sammy-Joe Avontuur (47) the top runs scorers.
Border was dismissed for only 149 runs with Marcello Piedt (2/33), Neil Hornbuckle (3/32) and Siyabonga Booi (4/19) the pick of the bowlers.
SWD, on Friday, won the three-day match by an innings and 14 runs.