MONDLI Khumalo's uncle Sakhelephi Khumalo made a debut century for North Petherton Cricket Club on Sunday (June 26) and dedicated the score to his nephew in hospital.

After arriving in Somerset with Mondli's mother to help see the young cricketer through his recovery, Sakhelephi was asked if he wanted to play some cricket for North Petherton.

And on Sunday June 26 in a match against Taunton St Andrews at home, Sakhelephi stole the show.

He scored 122 runs in the match and was impressive in the field and bowling as well.

Afterwards he said on social media: "To everyone who supported me and those who believed in me as well. This is for you Mondli, and there's more coming mate.

"Stay strong and hope to see you in the field soon. Thank you to North Petherton Cricket Club for the opportunity."

Close friend of Mondli, Lloyd Irish said after the score: "Well done Sakhelephi Khumalo, you did yourself and Mondli Khumalo proud today! Excited to see you and Mondli on the pitch again soon."

Wellington CC, Somerset 1st XI 81 / 4 (12.3) vs North Petherton CC Saturday League 1st XI 79 / All out (23.3)

IN other results at the club, the Saturday League First XI were beaten by 6 wickets away against Wellington CC.

The home side won the toss and chose to field first and opening the batting for North Petherton was Lloyd Irish and Tom Lott.

The pair struggled to get going, as did all the visiting batsman. Lott was dismissed first on 4 runs off 8 balls run out by Jack Beal.

Lloyd Irish scored 11 runs and hit the second highest score for North Petherton however the runs came slowly after that.

Adam Burns scored 6 runs followed by a duck from Tom Williams. Owen Irish and Liam Winter both scored 6 as the batting collapse continued.

Lewis Irish made 10 runs, falling just short of brother Lloyd meaning he was the second highest scoring Irish on the day.

Finally, batting at number 11, Dominic Williams top scored with 12 runs from 24 balls to make the total all out for 79 runs.

In reply, Wellington needed just 12.3 overs to hit the set target and dropped just four wickets in that time.

Both the openers were out cheaply as the Petherton bowlers looked to take control. Arron Campbell was gone for 1 run and George Ruell scored 4 runs before he was dismissed.

Thom Trott was then out for a two-ball duck and a collapse looked to be coming.

However A Sparks and Jack Beal saved the innings and would help their side win the match.

Sparks scored 34 runs from 30 balls which included 7 fours and Beal scored 23 runs in 19 balls with 3 fours and 1 maximum.

Wellington scored the winning runs in the middle of the 13th over to claim the victory.