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South African bowler Whitehead picks up all 10 wickets in a first-class innings


Spin-bowling all-rounder Sean Whitehead achieved the rare feat of picking up all 10 wickets in an innings of a first-class match, in the process registering the best figures in 115 years in South African domestic cricket.

Whitehead, who represented South Africa at the 2016 Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh, finished with a superb 10 for 36 to help South Western Districts bowl Eastern Storm out for 65 in a chase of 186 in Division two of the 4-Day Franchise Series.

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The 24-year-old enjoyed a brilliant match overall, taking 5 for 64 in the Easternsโ€™ first innings and contributing 66 and 45 with the bat as his side wrapped up a 120-run victory on the third day of its clash at the Recreation Ground in Oudtshoorn.

Whiteheadโ€™s figures are the second best in the history of domestic cricket in South Africa behind leg-spinner Bert Vogler, who took 10 for 26 for Eastern Province against Griqualand West in 1906.

Brief scores

South Western Districts 242 (du Plooy 91, Whitehead 66, Posthumus 3 for 10, Snyman 3 for 40) and 193 (du Plooy 85, Whitehead 45, August 3 for 21) beat Easterns 250 (Masondo 63, Koopman 60, Whitehead 5 for 64) and 65 (Whitehead 10 for 36) by 120 runs.

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