SWD suffer first defeat of the season

The SWD cricket team suffered their first loss of the season when they lost by 2 wickets against Border in a Cricket SA Provincial Three Day match that was played at Buffalo Park in East London the past weekend.

The problems for the visitors started with a disappointing batting performance in their first innings when they were dismissed for only 168.  Neil Hornbuckle (76) add some valuable runs after the visitors were in big trouble at 59/6.   Border responded with 252 for a valuable lead of 84 runs.  In their second innings, SWD posted 232 thanks to another half-century by Obus Pienaar (50). 

With a modest target of 149 for victory, SWD had a sniff for an upset when they had Border in trouble at 64/5 but they again could not deliver the knock-out punch.

Bradley de Villiers – 3/37 in the first innings and 3/61 in the second innings was SWD’s most successful bowler in the match.

The summarised scorecards are:

SWD 1st innings 168 (Neil Hornbuckle 76, Jean du Plessis 26, Tsepo Ndwandwa 20, Sipho Langa 4/59, Christopher Bosch 2/22, Phaphama Fojela 2/34, Basheer Walters 2/46)

BORDER 1st innings 252 (Mncendisi Malika 61, Jason Niemand 37, Bradley de Villiers 3/37, Marcello Piedt 2/65)

SWD 2nd innings 232 (Obus Pienaar 50, Neil Hornbuckle 37, Brendon Louw 35, Basheer Walters 6/94, Christopher Bosch 3/27)

BORDER 2nd innings 149/8  (Mncendisi Malika 37,  Bradley de Villiers 3/61, Hershell America 2/27)

Border won by 2 wickets

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