SWD ta­ke ho­nours in warm-up fix­tu­re

Oudtshoorn Courant - - SPORT -

The SWD pro­vin­ci­al cric­ket te­am got their pre­pa­ra­ti­on for the 2018/19 se­a­son off to a good start w­hen they de­fe­a­ted Eas­tern Pro­vin­ce by 6 wic­kets in a friend­ly war­mup fix­tu­re at the Re­cre­a­ti­on Ground in Oudts­hoorn last week.

Eas­tern Pro­vin­ce, af­ter being 76/7, pos­ted 152 in their first in­nings with So­lom­zi N­q­we­ni (36) and Keen­an S­mith (47) the top con­tri­bu­tors with the bat. Brad­ley de Villiers (4/30) and S­te­fan Tait (3/14) ex­cel­led with the ball. SWD, thanks to con­tri­bu­ti­ons from Let­lot­le Se­se­le (53), Ki­r­win Chris­tof­fels (29), Je­an du Plessis (31) and Yam­ke­la O­lip­hant (40) pos­ted 227 (all out) in their first in­nings for a le­ad of 75. For­mer SWD bo­w­ler, G­len­ton Stuur­man, bag­ged 3/50 for the vi­si­tors.

In their se­cond in­nings, EP a­gain ma­na­ged to re­co­ver af­ter being at 109/7. The re­co­ve­ry ca­me from Keen­an Vie­ra (81) and Keen­an S­mith (39) and e­na­ble them to post 212. Mar­cel­lo Piedt (4/23) and T­se­po Nd­wand­wa (2/35) we­re SWD’s be­st bo­w­lers.

With a tar­get of 137 SWD re­a­ched the win­ning sco­re with 6 wic­kets in hand but the ho­me te­am bat­ted until they re­a­ched 189/9 w­hen the match was cal­led-off. Let­lot­le Se­se­le (28), Je­an du Plessis (31), O­bus Pie­naar (27), B­ren­don Louw (49*) and Yam­ke­la O­lip­hant (30) all got so­me mu­chnee­ded bat­ting practi­ce. For EP Lu­vu­yo A­dam (3/33) was the pick of the bo­w­lers.

SWD’s fix­tu­res for the

se­a­son are:

25-28 Oc­to­ber vs Bo­land 3 day and 1day (Eu­ro­lux Bo­land Park)

1-4 No­vem­ber vs K­waZu­luNa­tal In­land 3day and 1day (Pie­ter­ma­ritz­burg O­val)

8-11 No­vem­ber vs We­stern Pro­vin­ce 3day and 1day (Oudts­hoorn)

22-25 No­vem­ber vs Nort­herns 3day and 1day (Oudts­hoorn)

29 Nov - 2 Dec vs Nort­hern Ca­pe 3day and 1day (Oudts­hoorn)

6-9 De­cem­ber vs Bor­der and 1day (Buf­fa­lo Park in East London)

10-13 Ja­nu­a­ry 2019 vs North West 3day and 1day (Sen­wes Park in Pot­chef­stroom)

7-10 Fe­bru­a­ry 2019 vs K­waZu­lu-Na­tal 3day and 1day (Oudts­hoorn)

14-17 Fe­bru­a­ry 2019 vs Eas­terns 3day and 1day (Wil­low­moo­re Park in Be­no­ni)

28 Fe­bru­a­ry – 3 March 2019 – vs Eas­tern Pro­vin­ce 3 day and 1 day (Oudts­hoorn)

Let­lot­le Se­se­le sco­red 28 runs for SWD a­gainst Eas­tern Pro-3day vin­ce in the friend­ly fix­tu­re.

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