South Western Districts (cricket team)

South Western Districts, known as SW Districts or SWD, is a South African first class cricket team based in the Western Cape city of Oudtshoorn, representing approximately the eastern half of Western Cape province. They form part of the Cape Cobras franchise, and play their home games at the Oudtshoorn Recreation Ground.

Playing historyEdit

South Western Districts played their inaugural first-class match in the Currie Cup in 1904 at Mossel Bay against Western Province[1] but did not play another first-class match for 102 years.

The South Western Districts Cricket Board was granted associate status by Cricket South Africa in 2004 and the team has taken part in the Provincial Three-Day Challenge and Provincial One-Day Challenge competitions since the 2006-07 season. It was upgraded to full affiliate status in 2013[2] and as of early December 2020 South Western Districts had played 143 first-class matches for 37 wins, 53 losses and 53 draws[3] and 111 List A matches for 52 wins, 57 losses, one tie and one no-result.[4]

HonoursEdit

  • South African Airways Provincial Three-Day Challenge (0)
  • South African Airways Provincial One-Day Challenge (0)

SquadEdit

The team's coach for the 2019–20 domestic season is the former Griqualand West and Eagles all-rounder Alan Kruger. He succeeded Baakier Abrahams, who coached the team for the previous three seasons.[5]

Contracted players for the 2018/19 season.

Name Nat Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
Kirwin Christoffels   (1994-10-31) 31 October 1994 (age 26) Left-handed Right arm fast
Jean du Plessis   (1998-11-24) 24 November 1998 (age 22) Right-handed Right arm medium
Yamkela Oliphant   (1996-04-02) 2 April 1996 (age 24) Left-handed
Letlotlo Sesele   (1988-03-23) 23 March 1988 (age 32) Right-handed
Wicket-keepers
Brendon Louw   (1991-11-15) 15 November 1991 (age 29) Left-handed
All-rounders
Niel Hornbuckle   (1991-09-24) 24 September 1991 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm off break
Obus Pienaar   (1989-12-12) 12 December 1989 (age 31) Right-handed Right arm medium
Spin Bowlers
Tsepo Ndwandwa   (1995-04-16) 16 April 1995 (age 25)
Seam Bowlers
Mthobeli Bangindawo   (1995-05-06) 6 May 1995 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm medium
Marcello Piedt   (1992-09-23) 23 September 1992 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Stephan Tait   (1996-03-14) 14 March 1996 (age 24) Left-handed Left arm Fast

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ South-West Districts v Western Province 1904-05
  2. ^ South Western Districts Cricket Board Retrieved 28 November 2013.
  3. ^ "South Western Districts First-Class Playing Record". CricketArchive. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  4. ^ "South Western Districts List A Playing Record". CricketArchive. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  5. ^ "SWD Cricket appoints Alan Kruger as head coach". SWD Cricket. Retrieved 8 December 2020.

External sourcesEdit

SourcesEdit

  • South African Cricket Annual – various editions
  • Wisden Cricketers' Almanack – various editions