Three centuries and six five-wicket hauls got the 2019 edition of the Khaya Majola Week of to an exciting start during the opening day (on Monday) in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.
South Western Districts’ Heath Richards star 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 then caused Northern Cape’s batsmen problems 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:
South Western Districts 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).
South Western Districts 18/0 (Tristan Reid 18*).
South Western Districts won on first innings.