Warriors (cricket team)

Warriors
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Personnel
Captain South Africa JJ Smuts
One Day captain South Africa JJ Smuts
Coach South Africa Robin Peterson
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 warriorscricket.co.za

First-class

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T20

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

  • MTN Domestic One-Day Cup (1) 2009/2010
  • Standard Bank Pro20 (1) - 2009/2010
  • Momentum One Day Cup (1) Shared - 2017/2018

Players

Current squad

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Opening Batsmen
Edward Moore South Africa (1993-03-17) 17 March 1993 (age 27) Left-handed Right arm off break
Batsmen
Christiaan Jonker South Africa (1986-09-24) 24 September 1986 (age 34) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Marco Marais South Africa (1993-10-17) 17 October 1993 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Lesiba Ngoepe South Africa (1993-04-14) 14 April 1993 (age 27) Left-handed Left arm orthodox
Yaseen Vallie South Africa (1989-09-30) 30 September 1989 (age 31) Right-handed Right arm off break
Wicket-keepers
Matthew Breetzke South Africa (1998-11-03) 3 November 1998 (age 21) Right-handed Opener
Gihahn Cloete South Africa (1992-10-04) 4 October 1992 (age 28) Left-handed Right arm off break Opener
Sinethemba Qeshile South Africa (1999-02-10) 10 February 1999 (age 21) Right-handed
Rudi Second South Africa (1989-07-17) 17 July 1989 (age 31) Right-handed Right arm Off break
All-rounders
Thomas Kaber South Africa (1992-06-14) 14 June 1992 (age 28) Right-handed Left arm unorthodox
Onke Nyaku South Africa (1994-09-26) 26 September 1994 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
JJ Smuts South Africa (1988-08-21) 21 August 1988 (age 32) Right-handed Left arm orthodox
Spin Bowlers
Jade de Klerk South Africa (1999-02-24) 24 February 1999 (age 21) Right-handed Left-arm Orthodox
Seam Bowlers
Andrew Birch South Africa (1985-06-07) 7 June 1985 (age 35) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Ayabulela Gqamane South Africa (1989-08-30) 30 August 1989 (age 31) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Sithembile Langa South Africa (1995-02-09) 9 February 1995 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm fast
Sisanda Magala South Africa (1991-01-07) 7 January 1991 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Anrich Nortje South Africa (1993-11-16) 16 November 1993 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm fast
Lutho Sipamla South Africa (1998-05-12) 12 May 1998 (age 22) Right-handed Right arm fast
Glenton Stuurman South Africa (1992-08-10) 10 August 1992 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm medium
Basheeru-Deen Walters South Africa (1986-09-16) 16 September 1986 (age 34) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast

The above list represents the Warriors squad for the 2019/20 season.

References

  • South African Cricket Annual – various editions
  • Wisden Cricketers' Almanack – various editions
  1. ^ "Chevrolet ends its association with the Warriors". Sport Elizabeth.
  2. ^ https://www.facebook.com/chevroletwarriors/photos/pb.337671766320.-2207520000.1446743025./10153504450596321/?type=3&theater

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