The Lions, Titans, Easterns, and North West Cricket have come together to form a new club 50-over super league.
The goal of the competition is to “foster the importance of club cricket within the South African cricket landscape and increase the experience of club players, as well as create a platform for high-performance, while recognizing the performances of clubs within each member structure,” said a statement.
The qualification criteria is the top three teams from the Lions and Titans premier leagues and the top two teams from Easterns and North West. The competition is already underway and will run through to March 2024 around the four regions, with matches taking place in Potchefstroom, Pretoria, Central Gauteng, and Ekurhuleni.
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“It is exciting times for club cricket in South Africa and we are looking forward to what will be a tough and hard-fought competition,” said Lions Cricket Services Manager, Reuben Mandlazi. “I wish all the teams the best of luck. To those that made this concept come to life: you have given even greater hope to tomorrow’s superstars, giving them an additional platform on which to experience, enjoy and grow, and I know just how grateful every player, coach, administrator and caregiver will be for this opportunity.”
The Lions will be represented by Wits, Old Eds and CBC; the Titans by Tuks, Harlequins and CBC Old Boys; Easterns by Kempton Park and Delfos; and North West by NWU and Potch Dorp.