Impalas (cricket team)

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The Impalas cricket team represented minor provinces in South Africa's domestic Benson and Hedges Night Series Trophy List A cricket competition for ten seasons between 1984-85 and 1993-94.

The Impalas initially represented the Border, Boland, Orange Free State and Griqualand West province teams. These teams played in the Castle Bowl South Africa's secondary first-class competition.[1]

Over the ten seasons the team usually finished in lowly positions in the competition table. However, in the 1987–88, 1988–89 and 1991–92 seasons, the Impalas reached the tournament semi-finals.

Border, Boland and Orange Free State all eventually provided their own teams for the competition and there was no need for the Impalas for the 1994–95 season.

In 2011–12 a new team was added to the MiWay T20 Challenge competition called Impi, to give opportunities to players who miss out on franchise selection. It competed only in the 2011-12 List A competition, going without a victory in 12 matches.[2][3]

Notable Impalas players[edit]

Honours[edit]

Venues[edit]

At first Impalas played all their matches away. Their home venues have included:

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Benson and Hedges Cricket Year Fourth Edition - 1984-85 page 188
  2. ^ New franchise in SA domestic T20 tournament – ESPN Cricinfo
  3. ^ Wisden 2013, p. 1104.

Sources[edit]

  • Benson and Hedges Cricket Year – various editions
  • Wisden Cricketers' Almanack – various editions