Mixed success for SWD Cricket team

The SWD cricket team had mixed success during their first matches in the Cricket SA Provincial matches that were played in a bio secured environment in Stellenbosch and Paarl.

After being in a good position they lost by 3 wickets against KwaZulu Natal in the three day match setting a challenging target of 331. 

In the first limited over match SWD posted 189/7 whereafter Border responded with 192/7 for a three wicket victory. In the second limited over contest Jean du Plessis (83) and Jhedlie van Briesies (76) scoring half-centuries as SWD posted 272/7 before dismissing Boland for 226 for a 46 runs victory. In the one-day clash against KZN the men from Durban posted 295/7.  SWD was never on track with their run chase and was dismissed for 125 for a defeat of 138 runs in a match where the target was reduced due to a rain delay.

SWD will conclude this tournament with a Three Day match against Boland that will start on Thursday March 4th.

The summarised score cards are:

Three Day match

Coetzenburg; Stellenbosch:  SWD vs KwaZulu-Natal

SWD 1st Innings 182/10 (Hanno Kotze 49, Neil Hornbuckle 33, Simon Khomari 30, Renaldo Meyer 20, Zakariya Paruk 3/28, Micheal Erlank 3/14, Smangaliso Nlebela 2/48)

KWAZULU-NATAL 1st Innings 152/10 (Bradley Porteous 55, Marques Ackerman 32, Jason Oakes 24, Blayde Capell 23, Neil Hornbuckle 4/7, Renaldo Meyer 3/62, Kelly Smuts 2/13)

SWD 2nd Innings 298/10 (90.3) (Jean du Plessis 75, Kelly Smuts 72, Simon Khomari 50, Kirwin Christoffels 23, Zakariya Paruk 3/47, Keith Dudgeon 2/49, Smangaliso Nlebela 2/45)

KWAZULU-NATAL 2nd Innings 331/7 (89.3) (Marques Ackerman 122, Micheal Erlank 55, Jason Oakes 46, Blayde Capell 40, Thamsanqa Kumalo 32, Keith Dudgeon 24, Renaldo Meyer 2/56, Kelly Smuts 2/61)

KwaZulu-Natal won by 3 wickets. 

One day matches 

Coetzenburg; Stellenbosch: SWD vs Border

SWD 189/7 (50 overs) (Jhedli van Briesies 48, Travis Ackerman 46, Renaldo Meyer 37*, Hanno Kotze 27, Herschell America 19*, Jason Niemand 4/36, Clayton Bosch 2/42)

BORDER 192/7 (43.4 overs) (Mncedisi Malika 64*, Nonelela Yikha 25, Clayton Bosch 23*, Brad Williams 23, Joshua Dodd 21, Tsepo Ndwandwa 3/39, Renaldo Meyer 2/32)

Border won by 3 wickets 

Eurolux Boland Park:  SWD vs Boland

SWD 272/7 (50 overs) (Jean Du Plessis 83, Jhedli van Briesies 76, Hanno Kotze 44, Heath Richards 27, Khanya Dilima 3/39, Kobus Scholtz 3/55)

BOLAND 226/10 (48.5 overs) Warick Abrahim 37, Junaid Dawood 34, Cebo Tshiki 34, Reeve Syster 28, Fritz de Beer 25, Kirwin Christoffels 2/24, Sintu Majiza 2/36, Travis Ackerman 2/39, Tsepo Ndwandwa 2/44)

SWD won by 46 runs 

Eurolux Boland Park:  SWD vs KwaZulu Natal

KWAZULU NATAL 295/7 (50 overs) (Blayde Capel 112, Thamsqnqa Khumalo 37, Michael Erlank 36, Keith Dudgeon 45, Zakariya Paruk 31, Renaldo Meyer 2/74, Sintu Majiza 2/56, Tsepo Ndwandwa 2/38)

SWD 125 all out (25 overs) (Jean du Plessis 40, Heath Richards 30, Matthew Pollard 3/43, Dealen Fynn 5/15)

KZN won by 138 runs – revised target Duckworth/Lewis

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