SWD ho­pe for good start to y­e­ar

Mossel Bay Advertiser - - Sport -

Play star­ted y­e­ster­day, T­hurs­day 10 Ja­nu­a­ry, a­gainst the North West Dra­gons at Sen­wes Park in Pot­chef­stroom.In a much im­pro­ved se­a­son thus far the Oudts­hoorn-ba­sed te­am had the up­per-hand in terms of bo­nus points in all fi­ve of their six three-day ma­t­ches but they we­re de­fe­a­ted by Bor­der in their last ou­ting.

In the li­mi­ted o­ver com­pe­ti­ti­on the te­am is un­be­a­ten af­ter fi­ve ou­tings and top the ta­ble with the ma­tch a­gainst Bor­der being a­bando­ned due to rain.

North West are the de­fen­ding cham­pi­ons and a vic­to­ry on Sun­day could bring the men from Oudts­hoorn a step clo­ser to a pla­ce in the fi­nal. The Dra­gons are wit­hout a doubt a dan­ge­rous one-day te­am and O­bus Pie­naar and his men will need to fi­re on all cy­lin­ders.

Bad news for the SWD te­am is that their front-li­ne spin­ner, T­se­po Nd­wand­wa, frac­tu­red his fin­ger whi­le playing for the SA In­vi­ta­ti­o­nal XI a­gainst Pa­ki­stan in Be­no­ni be­fo­re the start of the test se­ries a­gainst the Pro­te­as. He will be out of acti­on for at le­ast six weeks.

The SWD te­am for the wee­kend is:

Three-day ma­tch: Let­lot­le Se­se­le (cap­tain), Ki­r­win Chris­tof­fels, Je­an du P­les­sis, O­bus Pie­naar, B­ren­don Louw, Yam­ke­la O­lip­hant, Neil Horn­buckle, Mar­cel­lo Piedt, Hers­hell A­me­ri­ca, Brad­ley de Vil­liers and Mt­ho­be­li Ban­gin­da­wo. S­te­fan Tait (in pla­ce of Brad­ley de Vil­liers), Mar­co de Kock (in pla­ce of Ki­r­win Chris­tof­fels) and Me­su­li Vu­ba (in the pla­ce of Mt­ho­be­li Ban­gin­da­wo) will be ad­ded to the on­e­day te­am. O­bus Pie­naar is the one-day cap­tain.

Let­lot­le Se­se­le (cap­tain).

Ki­r­win Chris­tof­fels, one of SWD’s key play­ers.

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