GARDEN ROUTE DISTRICT CRICKET NEWS - The SWD team that will participate in the upcoming provincial cricket tournament in Paarl from 19 February till 7 March has been selected.
SWD will compete in Pool C together with Boland, Border and KwaZulu-Natal in a bio-secured environment. The team will play two 3-day matches and three provincial one day matches.
In an abnormal season due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this series of matches will be SWD's only taste of cricket and the team will be extremely keen to go out make use of the opportunity. The new coach, Alan Kruger, and his troops made the best of the current situation and prepared themselves with various inter-squad matches.
The newly appointed captain Kelly Smuts, Simon Khomari, Sintu Majiza, Levin Muller and Regan Rhode will all make their debuts for the SWD team. Majiza is a product of the SWD development program and after representing SWD at u.19 level. He spent two seasons at the Cricket South Africa Fort Hare Academy at Alice. Rhode, a promising leg-spinner from Oudtshoorn, caught the eye in the inter-squad games to convince the selectors. Jean du Plessis, who represented the Cape Cobras in the recent Momentum One Day Cup, is also released and will be a key batsman for the Oudtshoorn based team.
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