Western Province cricket team (South Africa)

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Western Province is the team representing Western Cape province in domestic first-class cricket in South Africa. The team began playing in January 1890 and its main venue has always been Newlands in Cape Town.

Honours[edit]

  • Currie Cup (18) - 1892–93, 1893–94, 1896–97, 1897–98, 1908–09, 1920–21, 1931–32, 1952–53, 1955–56, 1974–75, 1977–78, 1981–82, 1985–86, 1990–91, 1995–96, 1998–99, 2000–01, 2003–04; shared (3) - 1921–22, 1969–70, 1989–90
  • One Day Cup (5) - 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1990–91, 2002–03
  • CSA 3-Day Cup (2) - 2010–11, 2013-14
  • CSA 1-Day Cup (0) -
  • Africa T20 Cup (0) -
  • Gillette Cup/Nissan Shield (5) - 1969–70, 1970–71, 1972–73, 1981–82, 1988–89

Club history[edit]

Under the reorganisation of professional South African cricket in the 1990s and more recently, Western Province joined with Boland to form the side that now plays in the SuperSport Series under the name Cape Cobras and divides its time between Newlands and the Boland Park ground in Paarl. Western Province still competes under its provincial name in the UCB Provincial series.

As Western Province, the team won the SuperSport Series (under its previous names, as the Currie Cup and the Castle Cup) 18 times.

Venues[edit]

Venues have included:

  • Newlands, Cape Town (main venue 1890–present)
  • RJE Burt Oval, Cape Town (occasional venue Nov 1976 - Oct 1991)
  • Boon Wallace Oval, Cape Town (occasional venue Dec 1985 - Jan 1992)
  • PP Smit Stadium, Bellville, Cape Town (occasional venue Dec 1997 - Oct 2002)

Squad[edit]

Contracted players for the 2018/19 season.

Name Nat Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
Qaasim Adams South Africa (1984-04-29) 29 April 1984 (age 35) Left-handed Right arm medium
Isaac Dikgale South Africa (1995-05-14) 14 May 1995 (age 24) Right-handed Right arm medium
Matthew Kleinveldt South Africa (1989-08-10) 10 August 1989 (age 30) Left-handed Right arm off break
Jack Newby South Africa (1993-11-20) 20 November 1993 (age 26) Left-handed Right arm off break
Wicket-keepers
Carlos Koyana South Africa (1993-01-19) 19 January 1993 (age 26) Right-handed
All-rounders
Andre Malan South Africa (1991-07-29) 29 July 1991 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Spin Bowlers
Junaid Dawood South Africa (1996-10-02) 2 October 1996 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm leg break
Seam Bowlers
Michael Cohen South Africa (1998-08-04) 4 August 1998 (age 21) Left-handed Left arm fast-medium
Justin Dill South Africa (1994-11-10) 10 November 1994 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm medium
Mpilo Njoloza South Africa (1988-12-20) 20 December 1988 (age 31) Right-handed Left arm medium-fast
Thando Ntini South Africa (2000-07-07) 7 July 2000 (age 19) Left-handed Right arm Fast

References[edit]

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