Although the SWD team had the upper-hand for most of the sessions in their Cricket South Africa provincial three-day competition the match against Boland that was played at Eurolux Boland Park in Paarl ended in a draw.
Boland, who batted first, were dismissed for 257 with Marcello Piedt (5/63) who was SWD’s pick of the bowlers. SWD, thanks to a century by Obus Pienaar (108; 166 balls, 13×4) and half-centuries by Yamkela Oliphant (56) and Brendon Louw (54) posted 380 – for a lead of 123. Boland, in their second innings, responded with 229/5. With a lead of 106, the captains on late Saturday afternoon shook hands.
Both teams were fined with four bonus points for a slow over-rate during the match.
SWD’s next round of matches will be this weekend when they take on KwaZulu Natal Inland at the City Oval in Pietermaritzburg.
The summarised scorecard is:
Boland vs SWD
BOLAND 1st innings 257 (Daniel Sincuba 75, Cebo Tshiki 54, Marcello Piedt 5/63, Tsepo Ndwandwa 2/52) and 2nd innings 229/5 (Cebo Tshiki 56, Dayyaan Galiem 51*, Darryl Hendricks 48, Marcello Piedt 2/39)
SWD 380/10 1st innings (Obus Pienaar 108, Yamkela Oliphant 56, Brendon Louw 54, Letlotle Sesele 46, Dayyaan Galiem 3/42)
Caption: Obus Pienaar continues his fine form from last season.