South African all-rounder Tian Koekemoer made Yorkshire Southern Premier League history on Saturday by taking all 10 wickets for Tickhill in their win over Barnsley Woolley Miners.
The 27-year-old all-rounder took the new ball and returned stunning figures of 10-38 from 14.4 overs of seamers as hosts Barnsley, chasing 190 in 50 overs, were bowled out for just 65.
Never before has a bowler taken all 10 wickets in the competition founded in 2016.
Koekemoer has played 36 first-class matches and nearly as many one-day games to date for Eastern Province and, most recently, KwaZulu-Natal Inland.
He started a day he will never forget with an unbeaten 40 from number four in the order after being invited to bat by their Shaw Lane hosts. Opener Ross Diver top-scored with 53.
Then came the South African’s remarkable feat, which included six of his wickets bowled.
And here are 9 of the ten! ( the stream went down for the 8th!)
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This 124-run success was Tickhill’s third win in four games to start 2022, and they sit fourth in the Premier League table led by reigning champions Appleby Frodingham, who have won all four so far.
They won by 60 runs at Whitley Hall on Saturday.
Opener and captain Matt Morland’s 106 was the centrepiece of their 242-6 before Matthew Harris and Kieran Watson claimed three wickets apiece to bowl Whitley Hall out for 182 and secure 12 points.
Centuries for Sameera Sadamal – 119 not out – and Ben Wright (107) underpinned a 302-3 total for newly promoted Cleethorpes in a 200-run victory at home against Whiston Parish Church.
Third-wicket pair Wright and Sadamal shared a superb 243-run partnership from 59-2 before the visitors were bowled out for just 102.
Kieran Brooker (5-15 from 5.2 overs) took five of the last six wickets to fall.
Cleethorpes, winners of last year’s Championship division, have made a fine start to 2022, winning three of their four matches to sit third in the table behind Appleby Frodingham and Wakefield Thornes.
The latter who also won at the weekend to sit joint top on 48 points.
They beat Treeton by 85 runs at home having scrapped their way to 201 all out from 12-2 and 48-4.
Matthew Varley was their star with 5-48 from 7.3 overs to bowl Treeton out for 116.