The Cricket South Africa provincial three-day match between the Northern Cape and SWD that was contested at the Diamond Oval in Oudtshoorn during the past weekend ended in a draw.
SWD (336 all out) had a slight advantage on the first innings with a lead of 42 in reply to the home side’s total of 298 which included a century by Obus Pienaar (102) who was involved in a second-wicket stand of 174 with Ernst Kemm (76). For SWD Jean du Plessis (88) and Kirwin Christoffels (39) put together an opening stand of 93.
Northern Cape declared their second innings at 240/8 to set SWD a target of 203 for victory. At the end of play on day three SWD was at 84/2.
Northern Cape earned 13.84 bonus points and SWD 13.72.
The summarised scorecard is:
NORTHERN CAPE 1st innings 298 (Ernst Kemm 76, Obus Pienaar 102, Aubrey Swanepoel 68, Renaldo Meyer 2/47, Francois Harley 3/69, Herschell America 2/50, Ndumiso Mvelase 2/5) and
2nd innings 240/8 (Clyde Fortuin 82, Beyers Swanepoel 63, Tyrece Karelse 2/4)
SWD 1st innings 336 all out (Jean du Plessis 88, Kirwin Christoffels 39, Brendon Louw 43, Neil Hornbuckle 63, Beyers Swanepoel 2/61, Kagiso Mohale 3/49, Ernest Kemm 3/46, Aubrey Swanepoel 2/47) and
2nd innings 82/2 (Jean du Plessis 41*)
Jean du Plessis of South Africa during the ODI Warm Up match between SA Invitation XI and England at Eurolux Boland Park on January 31, 2020 in Paarl, South Africa. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)