GEORGE CRICKET NEWS - Three centuries and six five-wicket hauls got the 2019 edition of the Khaya Majola Week off to an exciting start during the opening day in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands on Monday.
South Western Districts' rising star Heath Richards shined the brightest during the opening day's play. He helped his side reach 231/8 in their first innings, scoring 117 runs off 172 deliveries.
Richards shared a 124-run partnership over the second wicket with Jhedli van Briesies (51), who is attending his third Khaya Majola Week.
Richards also gave Northern Cape's batsmen a hard time with his medium-paced deliveries, removing their last five batsmen while conceding only a solitary run from a no-ball.
The summarised score card is:
SWD first innings 231/8 (Heath Richards 117, Jhedli van Briesies 51; Boitumelo Melesi 3/51, Elrich Cloete 3/87); NORTHERN CAPE first innings 154 (Orapeleng Mothlhoaring 64, Joshua Barends 40; Heath Richards 5/1). SWD 18/0 (Tristan Reid 18*).
SWD won on first innings.
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