South Africa’s left arm spinner Sean Whitehead who played for South Africa at the 2016 Under-19 World Cup picked up all 10 wickets in a division 2 game of the ongoing First-Class tournament, 4-Day Franchise Series 2021-22 in Oudtshoorn.
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Whitehead achieved this feat while playing for South Western Districts. His figures were 10/36 and single handedly bowled out the Eastern’s for 65 in a 186-run chase. His figures are second best in South Africa’s domestic cricket history. He is just behind leg spinner Bert Vogler’s who took 10 for 26 for Eastern Province against Griqualand West in Johannesburg, way back in 1906. The last bowler to do so in a first-class innings in South African domestic cricket was the seamer Mario Olivier, who took 10 for 65 for Warriors against Eagles in December 2007.
He scored 66 and 49 runs in two innings after picking a five-wicket haul in the first innings. Sean Whitehead’s excellent performance with the bat and the ball helped his side secure a thumping 120-run win.
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Whitehead was also a part of South Africa’s Under 19 World Cup squad in Bangladesh. He picked up six wickets in six games at an average of 26. Whitehead has now picked up 39 wickets in 13 first-class games at an average of 25.64 and 481 runs at 37.00.
Upon winning the toss, South Western Districts had put up a score of 242. In response to that, the Eastern Storm side took an 8 run lead as they managed to put up a total of 250. South Western Districts had put up a low score on the board managing to score 193 in the second innings. They had set up a low target of 186. But Whitehead’s iconic spell changed the game for them as they bowled out their opposition for 65 runs.
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