KwaZulu-Natal (cricket team)

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KwaZulu-Natal (formerly Natal) is the first-class cricket team that represents the province of KwaZulu-Natal (formerly Natal) in South Africa. For the purposes of the Sunfoil Series, KwaZulu-Natal is the only team that has not merged with another and it has played in the SuperSport Series (as it was named then) as the Dolphins since October 2004. However, the KwaZulu-Natal Inland cricket team was granted first-class status in 2006, began competing in the CSA Provincial Competitions in 2006-2007, and is now also represented by the Dolphins franchise.

Honours[edit]

  • Currie Cup (21) - 1910–11, 1912–13, 1933–34, 1936–37, 1946–47, 1947–48, 1951–52, 1954–55, 1959–60, 1960–61, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1973–74, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1980–81, 1994–95, 1996–97, 2001–02; shared (3) - 1921–22, 1937–38, 1965–66
  • Standard Bank Cup (4) - 1983–84, 1996–97, 2000–01, 2001–02
  • South African Airways Provincial Three-Day Challenge (0) -
  • South African Airways Provincial One-Day Challenge (1) - 2006–07
  • Gillette Cup/Nissan Shield (3) - 1974–75, 1976–77, 1987–88

Club history[edit]

The team was originally called Natal and began playing in December 1889 at the start of first-class cricket in South Africa. The name changed in April 1998.

Venues[edit]

Venues have included:

References[edit]

  • South African Cricket Annual – various editions
  • Wisden Cricketers' Almanack – various editions