SWD outplayed by Northerns in Oudtshoorn

The SWD senior men’s cricket team was comprehensively beaten by Northerns in both the 3-day and 1-day matches played over the weekend in Oudtshoorn.

Brendon Louw

Northerns proved their superiority over SWD the past weekend when they defeated SWD by 9 wickets in the Sunfoil Cup Three Day match that was played at the Recreation Ground in Oudtshoorn.

The home side, who were put in to bat, made a great recovery after being with their backs against the wall at 137/7 and posted 246 thanks to a partnership of 93 between Brendon Louw (106; 196 balls, 12×4) and debutant Grant Esau (45*).  It was Louw’s third career first class century and in a challenging season he proved to be stalwart for SWD this season with 563 first class runs at an average of 51 with a century and 4 half-centuries to his credit.  Eldrid Hawken (3/53) and Migael Pretorius (3/26) both picked-up three wickets for the visitors.

With their first innings total at 100/6 SWD was in a great position but Victor Mhlangu (94) and Tony de Zorzi (103) added a partnership of 140 runs for the 7th wicket to enable the visitors to a total of 303 for a valuable first innings lead of 57 runs.  For SWD Siabonga Booi bagged 3/62.  In their second innings SWD (131 all out) failed to won the momentum back with only Neil Hornbuckle (35) who made a significant contribution.  Pretorius (4/37) was again impressive as he took 7 wickets in the match.  Northerns, who earned 18.26 bonus points, had no trouble, to surpass the target (75/1) for a 9 wicket victory.  SWD earned 6.92 bonus points in the match.

SWD will need to put in some hard work before their next match against Northern Cape (9-12 February) to ensure more credibility to their performances of the current season.

Sunfoil 3-Day Cup, Pool A: South Western Districts v Northerns at Oudtshoorn, Jan 12-14, 2017

Sunfoil 3-Day Cup – Pool A

South Western Districts v Northerns

Northerns won by 9 wickets

SWD 246 all out & 131 all out

Brendon Louw 106.

Northerns 303 all out & 75/1

Glenton Stuurman 3/70.  Siyabonga Booi 3/62

Toss – Northerns
Points – Northerns 18.26, South Western Districts 6.92

The SWD cricket team suffered their third consecutive defeat in the Cricket South Africa Provincial One Day Competition when they went down by 81 runs against Northerns on Sunday.

Glenton Stuurman

The visitors from Pretoria, who won the toss and elected to bat, posted 239/9 in their allotted 50 overs thanks to a fine contribution by Grant Thompson (73).  For SWD Glenton Stuurman bowled superbly for his career best figures of 5/33 (in overs).

Thanks to a second wicket stand of 87 between Neil Hornbuckle (37; 83 balls, 3×4) and Jongile Kilani (38; 76 balls, 4×4) SWD made solid start and took the SWD score to 92/1 in their run chasing efforts.  It was however the Northern spin duet of Thomas Kaber (5/35 in 10 overs) and Shaun von Berg (2/21 in 10 overs) who destroyed SWD hopes as the home team was dismissed in the 46th over for 151 to give Northerns a comprehensive bonus point victory.

CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge, Pool A: South Western Districts v Northerns at Oudtshoorn, Jan 15, 2017

CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge – Pool A

South Western Districts v Northerns

Northerns won by 81 runs

Northerns 232/9

Glenton Stuurman 5/33

SWD 151 all out

Jongile Kilani 38.  Niel Hornbuckle 37.

Toss – Northerns
Points – Northerns 5, South Western Districts 0

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