Heavy rain on the last day had the final say in the Sunfoil Cup Three Day match between Northern Cape and South Western Districts that was played at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley the past weekend.
SWD was in a commanding position when the match was abandoned just after lunch on the final day after they enforced the home team to follow-on.
After being requested to bat, the visitors posted a massive 388/8 thanks to a magnificent innings by Daniel Sincuba who recorded his maiden first class century.
Sincuba who faced 289 balls ended on 154 (13×4) and was involved in two century partnerships – 135 runs for the 3rd wicket with Sammy-Joe Avontuur (75) and 116 for the 6th wicket with Hanno Kotze (64). The captain, Brendon Louw also added a valuable unbeaten 40*.
Macello Piedt (4/64) and Mthobeli Bangindawo (3/30) were the bowling heroes as Northern Cape was dismissed for 197 runs in their first innings – a deficit of 189 runs. In their follow-on innings they were at 83/2 – still 108 runs behind with more than 60 overs left on the day when play was abandoned after a heavy thunderstorm.
The limited over match that was due to be played on Sunday was abandoned without a ball being bowled after the umpires ruled that the outfield was too wet to start play.