The SWD Women’s team concluded their commitments for the 2017/18 season on a high with impressive victories over Northern Cape in the Cricket South Africa Women’s competition. The matches were played at the Recreation Ground in Oudtshoorn.
In the limited overs match that was played on Saturday, the home team posted a competitive 214/8 in their allotted 50 overs and thereafter restricted Northern Cape for only 40 (in 23 overs) for a convincing 174 runs bonus point victory. Monique Booysen (31 from 80 balls, 1×4), Miceala Andrews (65; 75 balls 7×4) and Mochelle Bay (41*; 49 balls, 1×6, 1×4) were the SWD batting heroes. Susan Benade (2/21) and Zantel van Wyk (2/37) were the most successful Northern Cape bowlers. Haroline Rhodes (4/18 in 10 overs) and Janet Winster (4/10 in 8 overs) were destructive in restricting Northern Cape for only 40 (all out). With this victory, SWD finished 2nd (behind Eastern Province) in Pool A of the CSA Limited over Women’s competition.
In the T20 match on Sunday Rhodes (39; 40 balls, 5×4) excelled with the bat and produced a captain’s innings to enable SWD to post 115/5 in their allotted 20 overs). Merece Mackier (26; 39 balls, 3×4) was the only Northern Cape batter that offered resistance as they were restricted for 96/7 after 20 overs as SWD were victorious with 19 runs. Marnizelle Rabie (3/14 in 4 overs) was SWD’s best bowler.