The SWD cricket team is ready for this weekend’s important series of matches in the Cricket South Africa Provincial competition when they travel to Willowmoore Park in Benoni where they will take on Easterns.
With only two rounds of matches left for the Oudtshoorn based team coach Baakier Abrahams and his troops will be keen to keep the momentum in a much improved season. Obus Pienaar (with the bat) and Marcello Piedt (with the ball) are the key players and the success of the team is build around them but support and match winning contributions from the rest of the team will be crucial for this weekend.
In the limited over competition the clash on Sunday will be decisive in SWD’s aspirations to reach the final. They cannot afford to slip in any of their last two matches and a great contest is expected.
The SWD team is still without their front-line spinner, Tsepo Ndwandwa, who fractured his finger whilst playing for the SA Invitational XI against Pakistan in Benoni before the start of the test series against the Proteas. The promising Travis Ackerman, a former York High pupil and brother of the Warriors batting hero Colin, who made his debut the past weekend against KwaZulu Natal will again be in action for the limited overs match. The 17-year old Mesuli Vuba from Thembalethu, will make his first class debut for SWD after he made a huge impression in the three limited over matches that he played for SWD.
The SWD team for the weekend is:
Three Day: Letlotle Sesele (captain) , Kirwin Christoffels, Jean du Plessis, Obus Pienaar, Brendon Louw, Yamkela Oliphant, Neil Hornbuckle, Marcello Piedt, Stefan Tait, Bailey Aarons and Mesuli Vuba.
For the limited over match Herschell America and Travis Ackerman will replace Kirwin Christoffels and Bailey Aarons. Obus Pienaar is the one day captain.