GARDEN ROUTE CRICKET NEWS - The Cricket South Africa provincial three-day match between SWD and Eastern Province that was contested at the Recreation Ground in Oudtshoorn last weekend ended in a draw.
The match was affected by rain and bad light.
SWD, who batted first, were dismissed for 238 after a solid start, thanks to a second wicket partnership of 95 between Jean du Plessis (48) and Richardt Frenz (51). Brendon Louw made 37, while the debutant, Jhedli van Briesies, looked confident before he lost his wicket on 25.
Spinners Thomas Kaber (5/61) and Akhona Kula (2/57) were the bowling heroes.
In response Eastern Province, who batted for 104.4 overs, were bowled out for 261 for a lead of 23 runs.
The top scorer was Marco Marais (57), who represented the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants during the recent Mzanzi Super League before he was run out.
Stefan Tait (4/40) and Tsepo Ndwandwa (4/87) each bagged four wickets.
With SWD's second innings score on 197/3 at tea time on the final day, the captain shook hands.
Both du Plessis (64) and Frenz (57*) made half centuries.
The limited over match scheduled for Sunday was abandoned due to rain. Each team received two match points.
The summarised score card is:
SWD 1st innings 238 (Jean du Plessis 48, Richard Frenz 51, Brendon Louw 37, Thomas Kaber 5/61, Akhona Kula 2/57).
Second innings 197/3 (Kirwin Chistoffels 40, Jean du Plessis 64, Richard Frenz 57*, Akhona Kula 2/37).
EP 1st innings 261 (Matthew Chirstensen 44, Josh van Heerden 39, Marco Marais 57, Tristin Stubbs 47, Stefan Tait 4/40, Tsepo Ndwandwa 4/87).
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