The SWD Academy team recorded two victories in their three matches during a recent Academies tournament that was hosted at the University of Fort Hare in Alice and Ngumbela Park in Healdtown in the Eastern Cape.
In the first match they suffered a 9 wicket defeat against the Free State Academy but recovered with two impressive victories against the Border Academy (won by 6 wickets) and the Fort Hare Academy (won by 5 wickets).
Travis Ackerman (with bat and ball) and Franklin Stuurman (with ball) were the impressive performers for SWD.
The summarised score cards are:
SWD Academy vs Free State Academy
SWD ACADEMY 97 all out (Mesuli Vuba 25, Levin Muller 23, Bailey Aarons 16, Du Plessis 4/12, Kheswa 2/5, Ncedane 2/23)
FREE STATE ACADEMY 99/1 KP Kleinhans 47*, O Thaele 22, C Flanegan 17*)
Free State Academy won by 9 wickets
SWD Academy vs Border Academy
BORDER ACADEMY 113 all out (J Bosser 42, J Long 21, L Dallas 19, Travis Ackermann 4/17, Ndumiso Mvelase 3/26)
SWD ACADEMY 114/4 (Bradley Carolus 51*, Travis Ackermann 32*, Levin Muller 18)
SWD Academy won by 6 wickets
Fort Hare Academy vs SWD Academy
FORT HARE ACADEMY 83 all out (N Macota 22, QB Xenxe 20, Franklin Stuurman 5/31, Travis Ackermann 4/2)
SWD ACADEMY 84/5 Shaun Dee Meyer 14*, Mhletywa 2/15, QB Xenxe 2/29)
SWD Academy won by 5 wickets