The SWD Cricket team did well to recorded a credible draw against the Gauteng Strikers in the past weekend’s Sunfoil Cup Three Day match that was played at the Recreation Ground in Oudtshoorn. Unfortunately, the home team lost by 35 runs in the 50 over one day match that was played on Sunday.
The Strikers, who batted first in the three day match were bowled out for 219 after Glenton Stuurman (5/45) produced his second five wicket haul of the season. SWD responded with 227/8 for a lead of 8 runs on the first innings. In their second innings the Strikers posted 239 leaving SWD with a target of 232 for victory. At stumps on the final day SWD was at 180/7 with Obus Pienaar on 58*.
In the limited over match Yaseen Vallie scored a match winning century as the Strikers posted 245 (all out). In their run chase SWD lost five early wickets but Brendon Louw (47) and Marcello Piedt (43) almost secured a memorable win. SWD was bowled out for 210 to give the Strikers a 35 runs victory.
Three Day Match
GAUTENG STRIKERS 1ST innings 219 (Yassar Cook 32, Dominique Hendricks 28, Tshepang Dithole 26, Glenton Stuurman 5/45, Neil Hornbuckle 2/35)
SWD 1st innings 227/8 (Brendon Louw 47, Marcello Piedt 45, Obus Pienaar 39*, Bailey Aarons 33, Sean Jamison 5/65, Nono Pongolo 2/37)
GAUTENG STRIKERS 2ND innings 239 (Shaylen Pillay 85, Neels Bergh 37, Tshepang Dithole 32, Obus Pienaar 2/19, Sammy Mafokeng 2/36, Marcello Piedt 2/43, Neil Hornbuckle 2/50)
SWD 2ND innings 180/7 (Obus Pienaar 58*, Daniel Sincuba 37, Lotli Sesele 28, Sammy Mafokeng 25*, Nono Pongolo 4/33, Delano Potgieter 2/24
One Day Match
GAUTENG STRIKERS 245 (48) (Yaseen Vallie 130, Dominique Hendricks 35, Shaylen Pillay 23, Hanno Kotze 2/13, Marcello Piedt 2/28)
SWD 210 (Brendon Louw 47, Marcello Piedt 43, Daniel Sincuba 29, Chad Claassen 4/32, Neels Bergh 2/23)
Gauteng Strikers won by 35 runs