Green Point Cricket Club’s Zac Elkin debuts for Western Province in first-class cricket

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Green Point Cricket Club’s Zac Elkin welcomed a first-class debut for Western Province on day one of this week’s CSA 3-Day Provincial Cup fixture against South Western Districts at Newlands in Cape Town on Thursday.

Elkin earned two List A appearances for Western Province in 2018 and 2019. He struck 39 and 73 not out against Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, respectively, in those matches.

He was the second-highest run-scorer during the 2018-19 Western Province Cricket Association first division A.

In the ongoing 2019-20 WPCA first division A, he is the top run-scorer. He has collected 570 runs at an average of 71.2.  The tally includes three centuries and two half-tons.

Elkin played four first-class matches for Cardiff Marylebone Cricket Club University several years ago.

The right-handed Elkin opened the batting alongside Rondebosch Cricket Club’s Tayo Walbrugh on Thursday.

Other openers used by WP in first-class cricket this season

  • Mujaahid Toffar (University of the Western Cape Cricket Club)
  • Givon Christian (University of the Western Cape Cricket Club)
  • Jack Newby (University of Cape Town Cricket Club)
  • Matthew Kleinveldt (Milnerton Cricket Club)
  • Pieter Malan (Durbanville Cricket Club)

Claremont Cricket Club’s Josh Breed, Durbanville Cricket Club’s Carlos Koyana and Western Province Cricket Club’s Junaid Dawood were named in the 14-man squad, but not the final XI.

Western Province XI

  1. Zac Elkin (Green Point Cricket Club)
  2. Tayo Walbrugh (Rondebosch Cricket Club)
  3. Andre Malan (Durbanville Cricket Club)
  4. Qaasim Adams (United Cricket Club)
  5. Jesse Christensen (University of the Western Cape Cricket Club)
  6. Bonga Makaka (Rondebosch Cricket Club)
  7. Isaac Dikgale (Victoria Cricket Club)
  8. Justin Dill (Bellville Cricket Club)
  9. Ryan Klein (Western Province Cricket Club)
  10. David Schierhout (Primrose Cricket Club)
  11. Mihlali Mpongwana (University of the Western Cape Cricket Club)

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