Bumper season ahead for women’s cricket
Posted by: Cricket South Africa on Wednesday, 4 September 2013

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Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Wednesday announced the busiest schedule yet on the women’s cricket calendar, including two home international series for the Momentum Proteas women.

The national team will host Bangladesh in a three-match ODI and T20 series from 12 to 24 September 2013. The T20 series will take place in Potchefstroom, with Johannesburg, Benoni and Pretoria set to host the ODI series.

South Africa will then take on Sri Lanka from 18 October to the 4th of November in another three-match ODI and T20 series. All matches will take place in Potchefstroom.

CSA Senior Cricket manager, Max Jordaan, is pleased to see the national team playing a lot more cricket than before, especially with the ICC Women’s World T20 taking place in Bangladesh in a few months.  “This year will be very special for our team,” he said. “For them to play two fully fledged national teams so close to the World T20 is great preparation for us.”

The South Africa women’s emerging squad will also be in action this summer. They will host the England women’s under-19 team from 11 to 19 October in Potchefstroom. This is the team’s first series on home soil. They have had more playing opportunities this past season than in recent years, having completed a tour to Zimbabwe and Tanzania. They will also play two 50-over warm up matches against Sri Lanka to cap off their preparation for the England tour.

Jordaan believes it is important for the players to get as much international cricket exposure as possible if CSA is to groom a new crop of competitive international players.

The fixtures for the CSA Women’s Provincial League have also been released. Western Province will defend their title against the country’s top provincial sides.

“We’re looking forward to it”, captain, Alexis le Breton said. “Our preparation is on track and we want to defend our title successfully.”

The league starts with Easterns taking on North West and Mpumalanga going up against Gauteng on 28 September.

FIXTURES

 

SA vs Bangladesh

September 2013

 Bangladesh arrives on the 9th of September, same day as the CSA awards

Thu        12           Day        1st T20                                  Senwes Park                      Potchefstroom

Sat          14           Day        2nd T20                                Senwes Park                      Potchefstroom

Sun        15           Day        3rd T20                                  Senwes Park                      Potchefstroom

Wed      18           Day        One Day Warm Up               Olympia Park                     Rustenburg

Fri           20           Day        1st ODI                                 Sahara Willowmoore         Benoni

Sun        22           Day        2nd ODI                                 Bidvest Wanderers            Johannesburg

Tue        24           Day        3rd ODI                                  SuperSport Park                Centurion

SA vs Sri Lanka

October 2013

Fri           18           Arrival in South Africa

Tue        22           One Day Warm Up          vs            SA Emerging

Thu        24           Day        1st ODI

Sat          26           Day        2nd ODI

Mon      28           Day        3rd ODI

Thu        31           Day        1st T20

November 2013

Sat          02           Day        2nd T20

Sun        03           Day        3rd T20

Mon      04           Depart from South Africa

SA Emerging tour vs England U19

October 2013               

                                                                                                                                      

Fri           11                                                           1st Twenty20     SA Emerging                       England U19                          

Sun        13                                                           2nd Twenty20   SA Emerging                       England U19                           

Mon      14                                                           3rd Twenty20    SA Emerging                       England U19                            

Thu        17                                                           1st One Day        SA Emerging                       England U19                           

Sat          19                                                           2nd One Day      SA Emerging                       England U19                           

Mon      21                                                           Warm Up 02       Sri Lanka                              England U19                       

Tue        22                                                           Warm Up 03       South Africa                       England U19        



 

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