Warriors (cricket team)

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This article is about the South African first-class cricket team. For the Australian first-class cricket team based in Western Australia, see Western Warriors. For the IPL team, see Pune Warriors.
Captain: South Africa Colin Ingram[1]
Coach: South Africa Malibongwe Maketa

     Electric green      Dark green

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[2] 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.[3]


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


Players with international caps are listed in bold.

No. Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Opening Batsmen
Gihahn Cloete South Africa (1992-10-04) 4 October 1992 (age 23) Left-handed Right arm off break
Michael Price South Africa (1981-10-06) 6 October 1981 (age 34) Right-handed Right arm off break
David White South Africa (1991-05-22) 22 May 1991 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
48 Colin Ackermann South Africa (1991-04-04) 4 April 1991 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm off-break
41 Colin Ingram South Africa (1985-07-03) 3 July 1985 (age 31) Left-handed Right arm leg break Captain[1]
Christiaan Jonker South Africa (1986-09-24) 24 September 1986 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
87 Somile Seyibokwe South Africa (1987-10-31) 31 October 1987 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm medium
Yaseen Vallie South Africa (1989-09-30) 30 September 1989 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Clyde Fortuin South Africa (1995-08-18) 18 August 1995 (age 21) Right-handed
11 Simon Harmer South Africa (1989-02-10) 10 February 1989 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm off break
21 Jon-Jon Smuts South Africa (1988-08-21) 21 August 1988 (age 28) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox One-day opener
Spin Bowlers
Seam Bowlers
19 Andrew Birch South Africa (1985-06-07) 7 June 1985 (age 31) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Ayabulela Gqamane South Africa (1989-08-30) 30 August 1989 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
58 Sisonda Magala South Africa (1991-01-07) 7 January 1991 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
49 Lundi Mbane South Africa (1991-01-07) 7 January 1991 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm medium
Thandolwethu Mnyaka South Africa (1993-01-15) 15 January 1993 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
86 Basheeru-Deen Walters South Africa (1986-09-16) 16 September 1986 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium

Source: 2015 Squad per Cricinfo (plus amateurs who have played in 2014/15 and 15/16 seasons)


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