The SWD cricket team suffered a disappointing defeat in their Sunfoil Cup Three Day match at the Recreation Ground in Oudtshoorn on Friday after bowling out the visitors for only 44 runs in their first innings.
Namibia recorded their first ever win against SWD in a first-class match with a 70 runs victory. It was the SWD batters who let the home side down as they failed with a first innings total of 88 that was followed-up with a second innings aggregate of 98.
Glenton Stuurman (7/12) was the bowling hero as Namibia was dismissed for 44 in their first innings to which SWD responded with 88. Stefan Baard (46) and Craig Williams (74) batted well in Namibia’s second innings to ensure a total of 212 setting SWD a target of 169. Glenton Stuurman (3/39) was again the bowling hero for SWD as he bagged 10 wickets in the match.
In SWD’s run chase it was only Andrea Agathagelou (55*; 84 balls, 1×6, 2×4) that made an impression with the bat.
The summarised scorecard is:
SWD vs NAMIBIA
NAMIBIA 1ST INNINGS 44 (16.4) (Craig Williams 32*, Glenton Stuurman 7/12
SWD 1ST INNINGS 88 (43.5) (Jean Du Plessis 17, Brendon Louw 17, Sarel Burger 5/13, JJ Smit 2/22, Danie Van Schoor 2/16)
NAMIBIA 2ND INNINGS 212 (99.2) (Stefan Baard 46, Craig Williams 74, Zane Green 20, Glenton Stuurman 3/39, Otniel Baartman 2/27, Nkululeko Serami 2/51
SWD 2ND INNINGS 98 (40) (Andrea Agathagelou 55*, Bernard Scholtz 4/36, JJ Smit 2/10)
Namibia won by 70 runs
The SWD cricket team, on Saturday, broke the drought when they recorded a comprehensive 8 wicket victory against Namibia in the Cricket South Africa Limited cover competition match that was played at the Recreation Ground in Oudtshoorn.
Namibia, who won the toss, was restricted to 166 all out as they were bowled out in the last over of their allotted 50 overs. It was a fine bowling display from SWD with Justin Jordaan (3/29), Siyabonga Booi (2/35) and Niel Hornbuckle (2/35) the top wicket takers.
An unbroken partnership of 145 runs between Andrea Agathagelou 92* (99 balls, 4×6, 5×4), Niel Hornbuckle 56* (121 balls; 4×4) secured victory for the home team as they reached the winning target (170/2) in the 42nd over.
The summarised score card is:
NAMIBIA 166 (49.2) (Zane Green 59, Craig Williams 46, Justin Jordaan 3/29, Siyabonga Booi 2/35, Niel Hornbuckle 2/35)
SWD 170/2 (41.3) (Andrea Agathagelou 92*, Niel Hornbuckle 56*, Sarel Burger 1/16)
SWD won by 8 wickets