CRICKET NEWS - In one the most disappointing batting performances in many years, the SWD's top order did not produce the goods as they failed to chase down a modest target of 167 runs in their Cricket SA three-day clash against KwaZulu Natal at Kingsmead in Durban last weekend.
SWD were dismissed for only 108 and lost their season opener by 58 runs.
In their first innings the home side, after winning the toss, were dismissed for 259 with Michael Erlank (108) and skipper Calvin Savage (49) the top runs scorers.
Renaldo Meyer (3/54) and Bradley de Villiers (2/28) were the pick of the bowlers.
In their first innings SWD (272 all out) gained a lead of 13 runs with the 18-year-old scholar Tyrese Karelse (52) the top runs scorer. Kerwin Christoffels (46), Neil Hornbuckle (46) and Meyer (38) made valuable contributions with the bat.
The home team was dismissed for 179 runs in their second innings after Stefan Tait (3/51), De Villiers (3/30) and Tsepo Ndwandwa (3/24) all bagged three wickets each.
The SWD batsmen never got going and were bowled out for only 108, missing out on a great opportunity to record their first victory in a first-class match in Durban since the 2007/08 season.
KZN won by 58 runs.
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