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.
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 and as of early December 2020 South Western Districts had played 143 first-class matches for 37 wins, 53 losses and 53 draws and 111 List A matches for 52 wins, 57 losses, one tie and one no-result.
- South African Airways Provincial Three-Day Challenge (0)
- South African Airways Provincial One-Day Challenge (0)
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.
Contracted players for the 2018/19 season.
|Name||Nat||Birth date||Batting style||Bowling style||Notes|
|Kirwin Christoffels||31 October 1994||Left-handed||Right arm fast|
|Jean du Plessis||24 November 1998||Right-handed||Right arm medium|
|Yamkela Oliphant||2 April 1996||Left-handed|
|Letlotlo Sesele||23 March 1988||Right-handed|
|Brendon Louw||15 November 1991||Left-handed|
|Niel Hornbuckle||24 September 1991||Right-handed||Right arm off break|
|Obus Pienaar||12 December 1989||Right-handed||Right arm medium|
|Tsepo Ndwandwa||16 April 1995|
|Mthobeli Bangindawo||6 May 1995||Right-handed||Right arm medium|
|Marcello Piedt||23 September 1992||Right-handed||Right arm medium-fast|
|Stephan Tait||14 March 1996||Left-handed||Left arm Fast|
- South-West Districts v Western Province 1904-05
- South Western Districts Cricket Board Retrieved 28 November 2013.
- "South Western Districts First-Class Playing Record". CricketArchive. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
- "South Western Districts List A Playing Record". CricketArchive. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
- "SWD Cricket appoints Alan Kruger as head coach". SWD Cricket. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
- South African Cricket Annual – various editions
- Wisden Cricketers' Almanack – various editions
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