High-scoring draw between SWD & North-West

The Sunfoil competition Three Day match between SWD and the North West Dragons that was played at the REC Ground ended in a draw after only 13 wickets fell over the three days.

Obus Pienaar

SWD, after winning the toss and elected to bat, declared their first innings at close of play on day one at 385/7 (104 overs) at stumps. Letlotlo Sesele (93; 163 balls, 12×4) and Daniel Sincuba (49) laid a solid foundation with a 107 runs partnership for the third wicket.  Both Sesele and Sincuba were desperately unlucky to not reach their respective century and half-century landmarks  The pair grafted in extremely hot conditions before Obus Pienaar (119*; 169 balls; 2×6, 14×4) and Hanno Kotze (72; 74 balls, 1×6, 11×4) accelerated the run rate with a stand of 128 for the 5th wicket.  Kotze, who scored at almost a run a ball achieved his highest first class score. It was the 28-year old Pienaar’s eight first class century.

North West batted for 168 overs before they declared their first innings half-an-hour before tea on the final day at 569/6.  The two captains immediately thereafter shook hands as the match ended in a draw.  For the Dragons Janneman Malan (67), Isaac Dikgale (76), Richard Frenz (130), André Malan (151) and Ruan Haasbroek (59) were the top-scoring batsmen.  Pienaar, who bowled 45 overs, was SWD’s most successful bowler with figures of 4/146.

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