Warriors (cricket team)

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Warriors
Warriors
Personnel
Captain South Africa Simon Harmer
One-day captain South Africa JJ Smuts
Coach South Africa Malibongwe Maketa
Team information
Colours

     Electric green      Dark green

     Black
Founded 2003
Home ground St George's Park, Port Elizabeth ; Buffalo Park, East London
Capacity 19,000
Official website: Warriors

The Warriors is the name used by the combined Eastern Province and Border first class cricket teams in South Africa. Their home venues are St George's Park, Port Elizabeth and Buffalo Park, East London.

The combined team, previously known as the Chevrolet Warriors[1] for sponsorship purposes, play in the Sunfoil Series first-class competition, the Momentum 1 Day Cup and the Ram Slam T20 Challenge limited over competitions. They were the 2009/2010 MTN Domestic Championship and Standard Bank Twenty20 winners, as well as runners-up to the Chennai Super Kings in the 2010 Champions League Twenty20 held in South Africa.

Since the 2011/2012 season, they have been participating in the Momentum 1 Day Cup. They also currently participate in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge, and the Sunfoil Series, both of which came into inception in the 2012/2013 season.

During the month of October each year, the side eschews their traditional black and electric green colours in favour of a bold pink playing kit to show their support of Breast Cancer Awareness as well as their fundraising efforts for Reach for Recovery.[2]

Honours[edit]

  • MTN Domestic One-Day Cup (1) 2009/2010
  • Standard Bank Pro20 (1) - 2009/2010

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Opening Batsmen
Gionne Koopman South Africa (1991-12-28) 28 December 1991 (age 25) Left-handed Right arm leg break
Edward Moore South Africa (1993-03-17) 17 March 1993 (age 24) Left-handed Right arm off break
Michael Price South Africa (1981-10-06) 6 October 1981 (age 35) Right-handed Right arm off break
JJ Smuts South Africa (1988-08-21) 21 August 1988 (age 28) Right-handed Left arm orthodox
David White South Africa (1991-05-22) 22 May 1991 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Batsmen
Colin Ackermann South Africa (1991-04-04) 4 April 1991 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm off-break
Gihahn Cloete South Africa (1992-10-04) 4 October 1992 (age 24) Left-handed Right arm off break Occasional wicket-keeper
Colin Ingram South Africa (1985-07-03) 3 July 1985 (age 31) Left-handed Right arm leg break Occasional wicket-keeper
Christiaan Jonker South Africa (1986-09-24) 24 September 1986 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Lesiba Ngoepe South Africa (1993-04-14) 14 April 1993 (age 24) Left-handed Left arm orthodox
Somila Seyibokwe South Africa (1987-10-31) 31 October 1987 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm medium
Yaseen Vallie South Africa (1989-09-30) 30 September 1989 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm off break
Martin Walters South Africa (1985-03-12) 12 March 1985 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm off break
Wicket-keepers
Clyde Fortuin South Africa (1995-08-18) 18 August 1995 (age 21) Right-handed
All-rounders
Jerry Nqolo South Africa (1991-07-23) 23 July 1991 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm medium
Kelly Smuts South Africa (1990-01-22) 22 January 1990 (age 27) Left-handed Right arm medium
Spin Bowlers
Simon Harmer South Africa (1989-02-10) 10 February 1989 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm off break Captain
Brad Dolley South Africa (1992-07-02) 2 July 1992 (age 24) Right-handed Right arm leg break
Seam Bowlers
Kyle Abbott South Africa (1987-06-18) 18 June 1987 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Andrew Birch South Africa (1985-06-07) 7 June 1985 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Tladi Bokako South Africa (1993-04-21) 21 April 1993 (age 24) Right-handed Right arm fast
Ayabulela Gqamane South Africa (1989-08-30) 30 August 1989 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Sisanda Magala South Africa (1991-01-07) 7 January 1991 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Lundi Mbane South Africa (1991-01-07) 7 January 1991 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm medium
Thandolwethu Mnyaka South Africa (1993-01-15) 15 January 1993 (age 24) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Anrich Nortje South Africa (1993-11-16) 16 November 1993 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm fast
Solo Nqweni South Africa (1993-10-20) 20 October 1993 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Ngazibini Sigwili South Africa (1995-06-12) 12 June 1995 (age 22) Left-handed Left arm fast-medium
Basheeru-Deen Walters South Africa (1986-09-16) 16 September 1986 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium

Source: Contracted players and second team players who have represented Warriors in the 2015/16 and 2016/17 season.

References[edit]

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