The SWD cricket team had a disappointing weekend in Durban the past weekend when they drew the three day match and suffered a huge defeat in the limited over match on Sunday.
In the three day match matters were very even after the first innings’ of the teams with SWD who posted 337 in which the home team responded with 387/9 declared for a lead of 50. In SWD’s first innings Neil Hornbuckle (50), Daniel Sincuba (63) and Bailey Aarons (55*) all scored half centuries whilst both Todd Walker (4/52) and Neil Hornbucle (4/71) bagged four wickets each.
In their second innings SWD was dismissed for only 164 leaving KZN the task to score 115 for victory. With KZN cruising to victory at 91/4 bad light brought an early end to proceedings as the match ended in a draw.
In the limited over match a 70 runs 4th wicket partnership between Hanno Kotze (73; 83 balls, 6×4, 3×6) and Brendon Louw (48; 61 balls, 4×4) gave SWD hope for a competitive total but they were bowled out for 224 (in the 46th over). KZN achieved a comprehensive bonus point victory as the reached the winning runs (227/5 (in the 39th over).
The summarised score cards are:
Three Day Match
SWD 1st innings 337 (Neil Hornbuckle 50, Hanno Kotze 36, Daniel Sincuba 63, Lotle Sesele 38, Bailey Aarons (55*), Samual Mofokeng 32, Keith Dudgeon 3/71, Zakariya Paruk 5/56)
KZN 1st innings (Mishkal Ramsaroop 54, Senuren Muthusamy 127, Todd Walker 4/52, Neil Hornbucle 4/71)
SWD 2nd innings (Hanno Kotze 35, Marcello Piedt 51, Zakariah Paruk 3/30, Smangalisho Nhlebla 5/64),
KZN 2nd innings 91/4
One Day Match
SWD 224 (45.1) (Hanno Kotze 73 (83 balls; 6×4; 3×6), Brendon Louw 48 (61 balls; 4×4, Senuran Muthusamy 4/42, Ethan Bosch 2/33)
KWAZULU-NATAL 227/5 (38.3) (Khalipa Cele 70 (76 balls, 10×4), Michael Erlank 54 (68 balls, 5×4), Blayde Capell 51 (33 balls, 8×4, 2×6, Glenton Stuurman 3/42)
KwaZulu-Natal won by 5 wickets