SWD Women make it two out of two for perfect start

The Six Gun Grill SWD Women’s team that defeated Border. They are front from left Mochelle May, Marnazelle Rabie, Martelize van der Merwe (head coach), Haroline Rhodes (captain), Katrisha Strydom (chairperson: SWD Women’s Cricket Association), Jané Winster, Anneli Minny (assistant coach), Miceala Andrews and Julandi Saayman, and back from left, Vuyowethu Bonya, San-Mari Strydom, Bianca Figeland, Mariana Breedt, Zoë Meyer, Desoné Albertyn and Jenevive Jantjies. (Photo supplied.)

THE Six Gun Grill SWD Women’s team got their campaign for the new season off to a perfect start when they recorded comprehensive victories in both the Limited Over and Twenty20 format in the Cricket South Africa provincial women’s competition.

Playing at home at the Recreation Ground in Oudtshoorn the home side – thanks to a great bowling performance by Micaela Andrews (4/19; 9 overs), Jane Winster (3/9; 9.2 overs) and Julandi Saayman (3/28; 7 overs) – dismissed Border for only 101 runs.

Both Andrews and Winster are cricket stars born and bred in Oudtshoorn, and play for local club Union Stars’ women’s team.

Thanks to an unbeaten 37* from 39 balls; including two sixes and three fours by Andrews, SWD reached the winning target (102/2) in the 26th over for an 8-wicket victory.

In the T20 contest SWD batted first and posted 135/5 thanks to another brilliant innings by Andrews who scored 67 from 50 balls, including one six and eight fours.

Andrews (3/21; 4 overs) again excelled with the ball and was well supported by the skipper Haroline Rhodes (2/12; 3.1 overs), also from Oudtshoorn, to dismiss Border for 88 to secure a 47 run victory.

The summarised score cards are:
• Limited Over match
Border – 101 all out (39.2 overs), with Genevieve Fritz (47) as Border’s best batter. Best SWD bowlers were Andrews (4/19), Winster (3/9), and Saayman (3/28).
SWD – 102/2 (25.4 overs), with Andrews (37) as SWD’s best batter, as well as San-Mari Strydom (18), and Bianca Figeland (15). SWD won by 8 wickets.

• Twenty20 match
SWD – 135/5 (20 overs), with Andrews (67) as SWD’s best batter, along with Figeland (19).
Border – 88 all out, with Cinga Mhlubulwana (27) and Asakhe Nyovane (20) as their best batters. Best SWD bowlers were Andrews (3/21), and Rhodes (2/12). Six Gun Grill SWD won by 47 runs.