The SWD cricket team ended their campaign for the 2019/20 on a high after a hard-fought 30 runs victory in a low scoring encounter in the Cricket SA Provincial One Day competition against Easterns at Willowmoore Park in Benoni.
The victory was sweet revenge after SWD suffered a massive innings and 153 runs defeat in the three-day match.
In the one-day match, SWD made a sound start with an opening stand of 45 – 10.5 overs – between Neil Hornbuckle (22) and Jean du Plessis (18) but the middle order again collapsed as the visitors were bowled out for a modest 148 (after 37.2 overs).
Despite a half-century by Wesley Coulentianos (59; 93 balls, 5×4) the SWD bowling attack display a great fight to dismiss Easterns for 118 runs. Herschell America (3/26), Renaldo Meyer (2/23), Neil Hornbuckle (3/23) and Ndumiso Mvelase (2/11) were the top wicket-takers for SWD. SWD has ended 3rd (21 points) in Pool B of the limited over the competition.
In the three-day match, SWD was dismissed for 161 runs where after Easterns amassed 449/9 (declared). In their second innings, SWD again failed with the bat and was bowled out for 135 as Easterns were victorious with an innings and 153 runs victory. For Easterns Clayton August bagged 12 wickets in the match.
The summarised score cards are:
Three Day match
SWD 1st innings 161 (Kirwin Christoffels 35, Richard Frenz 49, Bredon Louw 30, Ryan Cartwright 3/52, Clayton August 5/45) and 2nd innings 135 (Neil Hornbuckle 45, Jhedli van Briesies 30, Clayton August 7/40)
EASTERNS 1st innings 449/9 declared (Andrea Agathagelou 80, Kabelo Sekhukhune 140, Wesley Coulentianos 113, Herschel America 2/107, Tyrece Karelse 2/27)
Easterns won by an innings and 153 runs
One Day match
SWD 148 (Neil Hornbuckle 22, Ryan Cartwright 2/38, Clayton August 2/37, Armand Erasmus 5/31)
EASTERNS 118 (Wesley Coulentianos 59, Jurie Snyman 24, Herschel America 3/16, Renaldo Meyer 2/23, Neil Hornbuckle 3/23, Ndumiso Mvelase 2/11)
SWD won by 30 runs