• Dupavillon’s Magnificent Seven

    SACricketmag.com editor SIMON LEWIS spoke to 24-year-old KZN paceman Daryn Dupavillon about an incredible spell of bowling he produced in January.

    The 24-year-old KZN paceman took his career-best first-class figures of 7-24 for KwaZulu-Natal in Western Province’s second innings of their 3-Day Provincial Cup match at Durban on 19 January 2019 to set up an astonishing 10-wicket win.

    Dupavillon’s seven-for also completed a first 10-wicket haul for the speedster, having taken 3-40 in the first innings as Province were bowled out for 205.

    Dupavillon scored 40 not out (his second-highest first-class score) off just 35 balls (4×4, 2×6) in KZN’s first innings to help his side to a 45-run first-inning lead.

    KwaZulu-Natal huddle
    Daryn Dupavillon

    The real magic happened in WP’s second innings, however, where fellow speedster Calvin Savage took the first two wickets to fall and Okuhle Cele snapped up the 10th wicket in the innings … but in between, Dupavillon knocked over the other seven Province batsmen with a mixture of raw pace, anger and determination in what ended up being an epic 14-over spell.

    Province were unexpectedly rolled out for 120, and the KZN bowlers knocked off 79 runs without loss for an incredible and unexpected 10-wicket win.

    Dupavillon’s figures in the second innings were sensational – 18-8-24-7 (econ 1.33) –  and combined with his first innings figures of 3-40, gave him his career-best match figures of 10-64.

    Well bowled, son!


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