SWD got their campaign in the Cricket South Africa Provincial One Day Challenge of to a great start after a 9 runs victory against Eastern Province on Sunday.
SWD, who batted first after winning the toss, were bowled out for 204 in the 47th over. The home side made a great start thanks to an opening partnership of 60 (in 9.1 overs) between Neil Hornbuckle (24; 33 balls, 4×4) and Hanno Kotze (52; 69 balls, 1×6, 6×4). They however slumped from 101/1 and thanks to a fine knock by skipper, Obus Pienaar (70; 84 balls, 7×4), reached 204.
Glenton Stuurman broke the back of the EP batting line-up when he bagged three wickets in his first 3 overs. Stuurman with 4/39 (in 10 overs) and Neil Hornbuckle (3/43 in 10 overs) together with very economical bowling by Justin Jordaan (1/20 in 10 overs) restricted EP for 193 all out.
SWD vs Eastern Province
SWD 204/10 (Obus Pienaar 70, Hanno Kotze 52, Neil Hornbuckle 24, T Bokako 3/33, Brad Dolley 3/23 Kelly Smuts 2/18)
EASTERN PROVINCE 193/10 (Solo Nqweni 43, Matthew Breetzke 33, Matthew Christensen 31, Glenton Stuurman 4/39, Neil Hornbuckle 3/43)
SWD won by 9 runs