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CSA 4-Day Domestic Series
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CountriesSouth Africa
AdministratorCricket South Africa
FormatFirst-class cricket
First edition1889–90
Tournament formatDouble round-robin
Number of teams15
Current championDolphins
Most successfulTransvaal/Gauteng/Lions: 25 Provincial Era titles and 3 Franchise Era titles
Most runsGraeme Pollock (12,409)
Most wicketsVintcent van der Bijl (572)
2022–23 CSA 4-Day Series

The CSA 4-Day Domestic Series is the domestic first class cricket competition of South Africa. The tournament is contested by teams from all nine provinces of South Africa.

First contested as the Currie Cup from 1889–90, the tournament has undergone many changes and modifications in its history. In 2004, the traditional province based format was replaced, with many teams amalgamating. In its place six entirely professional franchises were created that represented much larger population areas.

The competition underwent significant restructuring once again before the start of the 2021–22 season. The six team franchise system was disbanded and the tournament returned to its more traditional format. Fifteen province based teams now compete across two divisions, determined by promotion and relegation.[1]

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First-class cricket

First-class cricket

First-class cricket, along with List A cricket and Twenty20 cricket, is one of the highest-standard forms of cricket. A first-class match is one of three or more days' scheduled duration between two sides of eleven players each and is officially adjudged to be worthy of the status by virtue of the standard of the competing teams. Matches must allow for the teams to play two innings each, although in practice a team might play only one innings or none at all.

Cricket

Cricket

Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a field at the centre of which is a 22-yard (20-metre) pitch with a wicket at each end, each comprising two bails balanced on three stumps. The batting side scores runs by striking the ball bowled at one of the wickets with the bat and then running between the wickets, while the bowling and fielding side tries to prevent this and dismiss each batter. Means of dismissal include being bowled, when the ball hits the stumps and dislodges the bails, and by the fielding side either catching the ball after it is hit by the bat, but before it hits the ground, or hitting a wicket with the ball before a batter can cross the crease in front of the wicket. When ten batters have been dismissed, the innings ends and the teams swap roles. The game is adjudicated by two umpires, aided by a third umpire and match referee in international matches. They communicate with two off-field scorers who record the match's statistical information.

South Africa

South Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded to the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline that stretch along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans; to the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe; and to the east and northeast by Mozambique and Eswatini. It also completely enclaves the country Lesotho. It is the southernmost country on the mainland of the Old World, and the second-most populous country located entirely south of the equator, after Tanzania. South Africa is a biodiversity hotspot, with unique biomes, plant and animal life. With over 60 million people, the country is the world's 24th-most populous nation and covers an area of 1,221,037 square kilometres. South Africa has three capital cities, with the executive, judicial and legislative branches of government based in Pretoria, Bloemfontein, and Cape Town respectively. The largest city is Johannesburg.

2021–22 CSA 4-Day Series

2021–22 CSA 4-Day Series

The 2021–22 CSA 4-Day Series was a first-class cricket competition that took place in South Africa from October 2021 to March 2022. It was the first edition of the post-franchise era, and the first edition to return to a two-division league format. Domestic cricketing reforms were introduced in 2020 that discontinued the six franchise team format, and announced a return to the more traditional provincial based system. Fifteen teams, split over the two divisions, now compete in the 4-Day Series.

History

Early Years

Like many other Commonwealth nations, cricket was first introduced by the British in the early 19th Century, with the sport becoming firmly established in South Africa by the 1880s. In March 1889, a touring English side played a South African XI in two matches, in what would retrospectively be designated as the first Test played in South Africa.

First-class domestic cricket had slowly been developing since 1876, when local settlements and towns played each other in the Cape as part of the Champion Bat Tournament. Played on five occasions, only the final edition of the Champion Bat was accorded first-class status in 1890–91.

Sir Donald Currie, the founder of the Castle Shipping Line and the sponsor of the 1889 English tour, donated a trophy for the champions of the promising domestic competition. The 'Currie Cup' was first awarded to Kimberley, who had beaten Transvaal in the single match competition of 1889–90. From 1892 to 1893, the competition began to take the familiar form of province-based competition in a champion format, inspired by the English County Cricket structure. Kimberley (who became known as Griqualand West for the 1892–93 season) and Transvaal were joined by Western Province (1892–93), Natal, Eastern Province (both 1893–94), Border (1897–98) and Orange Free State (1903–04) — although not all of these teams competed in every season after they were established. Rhodesia and South Western Districts also competed on a once-off basis in the 1904–05 season.

The Currie Cup was not contested every year, and a total of fourteen seasons were contested between its inception and the First World War. Aside from an interruption during the Boer War, typically seasons were not held when the English team were touring. The competition took on several different formats, including a knock-out structure, and a round-robin followed by a challenge final against the previous year's winner; but in 1906–07, a round-robin league format was established, which would be unchanged until 1982–83.

Interwar Years

First class cricket recommenced after the First World War in the 1920–21 season. The series continued to be held roughly two out of every three years, being cancelled during seasons which coincided with Test tours. After the 1925–26, all seven provincial teams featured in every season. They were joined temporarily by Rhodesia (who contested the consecutive 1929–30 and 1931–32 season), and permanently by North Eastern Transvaal in 1937–38, which was the final season before World War II. In all, eleven seasons were played between the wars. During this time, cricket in South Africa began to spread outside the British settler diaspora, particularly in the Afrikaner and Indian community. However, cricket remained strictly, although not yet legally, segregated with various national bodies governing cricket for the different racial groups. First-class domestic continued to be white-only.

Second World War and the beginning of Isolation

After an eight-year hiatus, the Currie Cup restarted in 1946–47 with all eight provincial teams and Rhodesia (who would now feature permanently)

In 1951–52, the competition adopted a two-tiered structure, which was retained in some format until 1999–2000 (except for a one-off recombination into a single division in 1960–61). From its inception, until South Africa's international isolation in 1971, a promotion/relegation structure linked the two tiers, with the winner of the lower division generally replacing the last placed team from the top division — although this was not adhered to every season. The top division generally consisted of four or five teams.

During this time, the stronger provinces began to field a 'B' team in the lower division. Transvaal B was the first to appear (1959–60), followed by Natal B (1965–66). These B-teams were not promoted to the top division when they won the lower competition.

Since the 1965–66 season, the Currie Cup has been contested every year, and was no longer suspended during international tours.

The introduction of apartheid (separation of racial groups by strict legal enforcement) following the 1948 General Election did not have a great impact on the domestic competition. Although previously not bound legally, first-class cricket had long been de facto white-only and international opinion had little practical effect on the domestic game.

Apartheid Isolation: the 1970s and 1980s

Domestic cricket in South Africa reached its peak during the years of isolation in the 1970s and 1980s. With standards exceptionally high, spectators came in their thousands to watch Currie Cup cricket due to the inability to support the national team following South Africa's expulsion in 1970 by the ICC.

The two-division format was retained, but promotion/relegation was abandoned, and from 1971 to 1972, the top division remained constant with five teams: Transvaal, Natal, Eastern Province, Western Province and Rhodesia. The second division expanded with more B-teams: Western Province B joining in 1975–76, and Eastern Province B and Rhodesia B joining in 1977–78.

During the 1970s, the second division became a separate competition from the Currie Cup, known initially as the Castle Bowl (and later under different commercial names, such as UCB Bowl). In 1971–72, North Eastern Transvaal became known as Northern Transvaal.

Political Change and International Restoration: the 1990s

Through the 1980s and 1990s, the weaker provincial teams began to gradually migrate back from the Bowl competition to the Currie Cup. At the same time, those provinces' B-teams began to contest the Bowl, which gradually turned the Bowl entirely into a Currie Cup second XI competition.

By 1996–97, the Bowl had split into a two-tier competition (with only the top division given first-class status), and by 1999–2000, all stand-alone provincial teams had returned to the Currie Cup, with the Bowl being shut down as a first-class competition.

Northern Transvaal was the first team to return to the Currie Cup, in 1979–80; that same year was the final year for Rhodesia, which did not participate following the end of white-minority rule and independence. Orange Free State returned to the Currie Cup in 1985–86. Border returned permanently in 1991–92 (following an unsuccessful two-season return in 1985–86 and 1986–87). Griqualand West returned in 1996–97. In addition, three new provincial teams entered during this time: Boland, who entered the Bowl in 1980–81, and entered the Cup in 1993–94; and Eastern Transvaal and Western Transvaal, who entered the Bowl in 1991–92, and were the last two teams promoted to the top level in 1999–2000.

During the same time, the Bowl competition was joined by Northern Transvaal B (1982–83), Orange Free State B (1989–90), Border B and Boland B (1993–94) and Griqualand West B (1997–98), as well as a Zimbabwean Board XI (1993–94) and Namibia cricket team (1996–97).

During the 1990s, as South Africa underwent political changes, several teams changed their names to adapt: Orange Free State became Free State (1995–96); Eastern Transvaal became Easterns (1995–96); Western Transvaal became North West (1996–97); Transvaal became Gauteng (1997–98); Northern Transvaal became Northerns (1997–98); and Natal became KwaZulu-Natal (1998–99). The competition itself also changed its name for commercial reasons, becoming the Castle Cup in 1990–91, and then the SuperSport Series in 1996–97.[2]

During this era, the format of the competition changed several times. In 1982–83, a final was played between the top two teams; this was expanded to a four-team knock-out in 1983–84 and contracted to a three-team knock-out in 1985–86. In 1987–88, the league was split into two pools with a single final between the pool winners. In 1990–91, the league returned to a single pool with no final. The final returned in 1998–99. Then, with eleven teams from 1999 to 2000, the league adopted a format similar to the 1999 Cricket World Cup, with a super eight or super six round before a single final.

The most notable feature of this era was the end of the dominance of Transvaal, Natal and Western Province. Prior to the 1988–89 season, the three teams had amongst them won 59 of the 60 Currie Cups contested — the only exception being Kimberley's win in the second tournament in 1890–91, won based on the result of a single game against Transvaal. In 1988–89, Eastern Province finally broke that dominance when it beat Transvaal in the final. Orange Free State would win its first championship in the 1990s, and Easterns would also win a championship in the 2000s.

In first-class domestic cricket, Transvaal/Gauteng were the most successful team to have played, winning the competition 25 times between 1889–90 and 2004–05, as well as four shared titles.

Franchise Era: 2004/05 – 2020/21

In 2004–05, the format of South African domestic cricket was changed entirely. The eleven provincial teams were rationalised into six new teams: Western Province and Boland merged to form the Cape Cobras; Griqualand West and Free State formed the Eagles (who later became the Knights in 2010–11); Eastern Province and Border became the Warriors; North West and Gauteng became the Lions; Northerns and Easterns became the Titans; and KwaZulu-Natal became the Dolphins. These changes occurred across limited overs cricket as well as first class cricket, although the round-robin format was kept.

In the franchise era, the Titans (formerly North Eastern Transvaal/Northern Transvaal) were the most successful, winning six titles.

The eleven provincial Currie Cup teams, as well as South Western Districts and KwaZulu-Natal Inland, continued to compete separately in the Provincial Three-Day Challenge, which remained a first-class competition, although on a semi-professional level and no longer the top level of red-ball cricket in South Africa.

Return to Provincial Cricket: 2021–

In March 2021, Cricket South Africa announced that South African domestic cricket would undergo a major restructuring. The six-team franchise system, as well as the semi-professional Provincial Competition, was dissolved. In its place a new format of 15 first-class teams playing in two divisions, determined by promotion and relegation (after 2023/24), has been created.

Since 2019, provinces and cricket unions submitted bids to CSA to make a case to be considered for the top division for the initial two seasons. The bidding process was overseen by the Independent Evaluation Committee (IEE) who took into account a range of criteria, such as cricketing and financial operations, women's and age-group development, transformation policies and stadium infrastructure.[3]

Eight teams make up the first division, with 16 contracted players each, and seven teams the second division, with 11 contracted players each, taking the total to 205.

CSA believes that the new format will provide more opportunities for players to compete at a high standard just below international cricket, in turn providing a wider talent pool for the national selectors. It is hoped that wider selection of teams at the highest domestic level will help increase playing opportunities of all races, particularly those currently underrepresented.[4]

Although the new format being seen as a return to the more traditional structure, some of South Africa's nine provinces will have more than one team. Only Free State, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape and North West – the least populated provinces – will have one team. Some new sides have opted to keep the name of their previous franchises to which they belonged, whilst others have decided on new nicknames.[5]

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History of cricket in South Africa to 1918

History of cricket in South Africa to 1918

This article describes the history of South African cricket from its known beginnings until the end of the First World War in 1918.

Commonwealth of Nations

Commonwealth of Nations

The Commonwealth of Nations, simply referred to as the Commonwealth, is a political association of 56 member states, the vast majority of which are former territories of the British Empire. The chief institutions of the organisation are the Commonwealth Secretariat, which focuses on intergovernmental aspects, and the Commonwealth Foundation, which focuses on non-governmental relations amongst member states. Numerous organisations are associated with and operate within the Commonwealth.

Champion Bat Tournament

Champion Bat Tournament

The Champion Bat Tournament was a cricket tournament played in the late 1800s in present-day South Africa. Rather than a cup, the winner of the tournament was presented with the "Champion Bat" – a cricket bat emblazoned with a silver crest.

Union-Castle Line

Union-Castle Line

The Union-Castle Line was a British shipping line that operated a fleet of passenger liners and cargo ships between Europe and Africa from 1900 to 1977. It was formed from the merger of the Union Line and Castle Shipping Line.

Gauteng (cricket team)

Gauteng (cricket team)

Gauteng is the first-class cricket team of the southern parts of Gauteng province of South Africa. The team was called Transvaal from April 1890 to April 1997. Under the main competition's various names – the Currie Cup, then the Castle Cup, now the SuperSport Series – Transvaal/Gauteng cricket team has been the most successful of the South African domestic sides, winning 25 times. The club's most glorious period was the 1980s when they were dubbed the "Mean Machine".

County cricket

County cricket

Inter-county cricket matches are known to have been played since the early 18th century, involving teams that are representative of the historic counties of England and Wales. Since the late 19th century, there have been two county championship competitions played at different levels: the County Championship, a first-class competition which involves eighteen first-class county clubs among which seventeen are English and one is from Wales; and the National Counties Championship, which involves nineteen English county clubs and one club that represents several Welsh counties.

Western Province cricket team

Western Province cricket team

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. 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 18 times.

Rhodesia cricket team

Rhodesia cricket team

The Rhodesia cricket team played first-class cricket and represented originally the British colony of Southern Rhodesia and later the unilaterally independent state of Rhodesia which became Zimbabwe. In 1980 the Rhodesia cricket team was renamed as the Zimbabwe-Rhodesia cricket team, and in 1981 it adopted its current name of the Zimbabwe national cricket team.

World War I

World War I

World War I or the First World War, often abbreviated as WWI or WW1, and referred to by some Anglophone authors as the "Great War" or the "War to End All Wars", was a global conflict which lasted from 1914 to 1918, and is considered one of the deadliest conflicts in history. Belligerents included much of Europe, the Russian Empire, the United States, and the Ottoman Empire, with fighting occurring throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Pacific, and parts of Asia. An estimated 9 million soldiers were killed in combat, plus another 23 million wounded, while 5 million civilians died as a result of military action, hunger, and disease. Millions more died in genocides within the Ottoman Empire and in the 1918 influenza pandemic, which was exacerbated by the movement of combatants during the war.

Teams

Current Teams

Division One[6]
Team Location Capacity Province
Dolphins Kingsmead, Durban 25,000 KwaZulu-Natal
Knights Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein 20,000 Free State
Warriors St George's Park, Port Elizabeth 19,000 Eastern Cape
Titans Super Sport Park, Centurion 22,000 Gauteng
Lions Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg 34,000 Gauteng
North West Dragons Senwes Park, Potchefstroom 18,000 North West
Boland Boland Park, Paarl 10,000 Western Cape
Western Province Newlands, Cape Town 25,000 Western Cape
Division Two[7]
Team Location Province
South Western Districts Recreation Ground, Oudtshoorn Western Cape
KwaZulu-Natal (Inland) City Oval, Pietermaritzburg KwaZulu-Natal
Northern Cape De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley Northern Cape
Limpopo Polokwane Cricket Club, Polokwane Limpopo
Easterns Willowmoore Park, Benoni Gauteng
Mpumalanga Uplands College, White River Mpumalanga
Border Buffalo Park, East London Eastern Cape

Former Teams

Franchise Era: 2004/05 – 2020/21

Franchise Province
Cape Cobras Western Cape
Dolphins KwaZulu-Natal
Knights* Free State & Northern Cape
Lions Central Gauteng & North West
Titans Northern and Eastern Gauteng
Warriors Eastern Cape
  • The Knights were known as the Eagles prior to the 2010–11 season.

Provincial Era: 1889/90 – 2004/05

Team First season Last season Former names B teams
Boland 1980–81 2003–04
Border 1903–04 2003–04
Eastern Province 1893–94 2003–04 Eastern Province B (1977–78 to 2004–05)
Easterns 1991–92 2003–04 Eastern Transvaal (1991–92 to 1994–95)
Free State 1897–98 2003–04 Orange Free State (1897–98 to 1994–95)
Gauteng 1889–90 2003–04 Transvaal (1889–90 to 1996–97) Transvaal B (1959–60 to 1997–98)
Griqualand West 1889–90 2003–04 Kimberley (1889–90 to 1891–92)
KwaZulu-Natal 1893–94 2003–04 Natal (1893–94 to 1997–98) Natal B (1965–66 to 1998–99)
Northerns 1937–38 2003–04 Northern Transvaal (1971–72 to 1996–97)
North Eastern Transvaal (1937–38 to 1970–71)
North West 1991–92 2003–04 Western Transvaal (1991–92 to 1995–96)
Rhodesia 1904–05[a] 1979–80 Rhodesia B (1977–78 to 1979–80)
South Western Districts 1904–05 1904–05
Western Province 1892–93 2003–04 Western Province B (1975–76 to 2004–05)
  1. ^ Rhodesia competed in 1904–05, 1929–30 and 1931–32 before playing each season from 1946–47.

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Dolphins (cricket team)

Dolphins (cricket team)

The Hollywoodbets Dolphins are a cricket team representing the KwaZulu-Natal (Coastal) province in South Africa. They take part in the CSA 4-Day Series first-class competition, the Momentum One-Day Cup and the Mzansi Super League T20 competition. The team's home venues are Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban and the Pietermaritzburg Oval in Pietermaritzburg.

Kingsmead Cricket Ground

Kingsmead Cricket Ground

Kingsmead is a cricket ground in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Its stated capacity is 25,000, although grass terracing makes up part of the viewing area. The 'end names' are the Umgeni End (north) and the Old Fort Road End (south). It is the home ground of the KwaZulu-Natal Dolphins.

KwaZulu-Natal

KwaZulu-Natal

KwaZulu-Natal is a province of South Africa that was created in 1994 when the Zulu bantustan of KwaZulu and Natal Province were merged. It is located in the southeast of the country, with a long shoreline on the Indian Ocean and sharing borders with three other provinces and the countries of Mozambique, Eswatini and Lesotho. Its capital is Pietermaritzburg, and its largest city is Durban. It is the second-most populous province in South Africa, with slightly fewer residents than Gauteng.

Knights (cricket team)

Knights (cricket team)

The ITEC Knights are a Division 1 cricket team representing the province of Free State in South African domestic competitions. The Knights take part in the CSA 4-Day Series first-class competition, the Momentum One-Day Cup and the Mzansi Super League T20 competition. The team's home venue is the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein.

Mangaung Oval

Mangaung Oval

Mangaung Oval, previously known as Springbok Park, Chevrolet Park, Goodyear Park, and OUTsurance Oval, is a cricket oval in Bloemfontein, South Africa. It is currently used mostly for cricket matches. It is the home of the Knights cricket team. The stadium holds 20,000 people and opened in 1989.

Free State (province)

Free State (province)

The Free State, known as Orange Free State until 1995, is a province of South Africa. Its capital is Bloemfontein, which is also South Africa's judicial capital. Its historical origins lie in the Boer republic called the Orange Free State and later Orange Free State Province.

Eastern Cape

Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape is one of the provinces of South Africa. Its capital is Bhisho, but its two largest cities are East London and Gqeberha.

Centurion Park

Centurion Park

Centurion Park is a cricket ground in Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa. It is also known as SuperSport Park since television company Supersport bought shares in the stadium. The capacity of the ground is 22,000.

Gauteng

Gauteng

Gauteng is one of the nine provinces of South Africa. The name in Sotho-Tswana languages means 'place of gold'.

Imperial Lions

Imperial Lions

DP World Lions is a professional cricket team in Johannesburg, Gauteng. The home venue is the DP World Wanderers Stadium.

Boland (cricket team)

Boland (cricket team)

The Boland is a first-class cricket team that nominally represents the Boland region, in the South African province of Western Cape, in the CSA Provincial Competitions. The team is selected and supported by the Boland Cricket Board (BCB) and plays its home games at Boland Park in Paarl. At organisational level, the BCB is responsible for the administration and development of cricket in the region and among its primary functions are management and promotion of the Boland team. The current BCB was founded in 1992 as a merger between the Boland Cricket Union and an earlier Boland Cricket Board.

Boland Park

Boland Park

Boland Park is a multi-purpose stadium in Paarl, South Africa. It is currently used mostly for cricket matches and hosted three matches during the 2003 Cricket World Cup. Boland cricket team and the Cape Cobras both stage home matches at the ground. The stadium has a capacity of 10,000 people.

Competition format

Points System

Teams are awarded points based on the result of the match as follows:

  • Outright victory: 16 points
  • Tie: 8 points
  • Draw: 6 points
  • Any other result: 0 points

In addition, teams earn bonus points based on their performance in the first 100 overs of each team's first innings:

  • Batting bonus points: 1 point for reaching 150 runs, then 0.02 points for each run thereafter
  • Bowling bonus points: 1 point for taking three wickets, then 1 point for each two wickets thereafter

A points system of this basic structure was first introduced in 1971–72, and has been used in almost all seasons since; the current points system was introduced in the 2017–18 season.[8]

Seasons

Season Cup champion Runner-up Bowl champion Bowl runner up Notes
1889–90 Transvaal (1) Kimberley (1) Inaugural season
Cup decided by single match
1890–91 Kimberley (1) Transvaal (1)
1891–92 Not contested
1892–93 Western Province (1) Transvaal (2) First appearance of Western Province
Kimberley now known as Griqualand West
1893–94 Western Province (2) Natal (1) First appearances of Natal and Eastern Province
1894–95 Transvaal (2) Western Province (2)
1895–96 Not contested
1896–97 Western Province (3) Transvaal (3)
1897–98 Western Province (4) Transvaal (4) First appearance of Orange Free State
Competition not contested from 1898–99 to 1901–02 due to Boer War
1902–03 Transvaal (3) Western Province (2)
1903–04 Transvaal (4) Western Province (3) First appearance of Border
1904–05 Transvaal (5) Western Province (4) One-off appearances of Rhodesia and South Western Districts
1905–06 Not contested
1906–07 Transvaal (6) Natal (2)
1907–08 Not contested
1908–09 Western Province (5) Transvaal (2)
1909–10 Not contested
1910–11 Natal (1) Transvaal (6)
1911–12 Not contested
1912–13 Natal (2) Western Province (5)
1913–14 Not contested
Competition not contested from 1914–15 to 1919–20 due to World War I
1920–21 Western Province (6) Transvaal (7)
1921–22 Western Province
Natal
Transvaal
1922–23 Not contested
1923–24 Transvaal (7) Natal (3)
1924–25 Not contested
1925–26 Transvaal (8) Griqualand West (2)
1926–27 Transvaal (9) Orange Free State (1)
1927–28 Not contested
1928–29 Not contested
1929–30 Transvaal (10) Natal (4) One-off appearance of Rhodesia
1930–31 Not contested
1931–32 Western Province (7) Transvaal
Rhodesia
One-off appearance of Rhodesia
1932–33 Not contested
1933–34 Natal (3) Western Province (6)
1934–35 Transvaal (11) Natal (5)
1935–36 Not contested
1936–37 Natal (4) Transvaal (8)
1937–38 Transvaal
Natal
First appearance of North Eastern Transvaal
Competition not contested 1938–39 and from 1939–40 to 1945–46 due to World War II
1946–47 Natal (5) Western Province (7) First regular appearance of Rhodesia
1947–48 Natal (6) Transvaal (9)
1948–49 Not contested
1949–50 Not contested
1950–51 Transvaal (12) Natal (6)
1951–52 Natal (7) Western Province (8) Orange Free State (1) Rhodesia (1) League adapts two-division format
Orange Free State promoted
Transvaal relegated
1952–53 Western Province (8) Natal
Orange Free State
Transvaal (1) Rhodesia (2) Transvaal promoted
Eastern Province relegated
1953–54 Not contested
1954–55 Natal (8) Transvaal (10) Eastern Province (1) Rhodesia (3) Eastern Province promoted
Orange Free State relegated
1955–56 Western Province (9) Natal (7) Rhodesia (1) Border (1) Rhodesia promoted
Eastern Province relegated
1956–57 Not contested
1957–58 Not contested
1958–59 Transvaal (13) Natal
Rhodesia
Western Province
Border (1) Eastern Province (1) Border promoted
1959–60 Natal (9) Transvaal (11) Eastern Province
Transvaal B
First appearance of Transvaal B
Eastern Province promoted for 1962–63
Border and Rhodesia relegated for 1962–63
1960–61 Natal (10) Eastern Province (1) One-off single-division format
1961–62 Not contested
1962–63 Natal (11) Western Province (9) Transvaal B (1) Rhodesia (4)
1963–64 Natal (12) Transvaal (12) Rhodesia (2) North Eastern Transvaal (1) Rhodesia promoted
1964–65 Not contested
1965–66 Transvaal
Natal
North Eastern Transvaal (1) Border (2) First appearance of Natal B
Western Province relegated
1966–67 Natal (13) Eastern Province
Transvaal
North Eastern Transvaal (2) Transvaal B
Western Province
North Eastern Transvaal promoted
Rhodesia relegated
1967–68 Natal (14) Transvaal (13) Rhodesia (3) Natal B (1) Rhodesia promoted
North Eastern Transvaal relegated
1968–69 Transvaal (14) Natal
Eastern Province
Western Province (1) Border (3) Western Province promoted
1969–70 Transvaal
Western Province
Transvaal B (2) Natal B (2) Rhodesia relegated
1970–71 Transvaal (15) Western Province (10) Rhodesia (4) Transvaal B (1) Rhodesia promoted
1971–72 Transvaal (16) Rhodesia (1) Northern Transvaal (3) Transvaal B (2) North Eastern Transvaal now known as Northern Transvaal
1972–73 Transvaal (17) Eastern Province (2) Transvaal B (3) Orange Free State (1)
1973–74 Natal (15) Western Province (11) Natal B (1) Orange Free State (2)
1974–75 Western Province (10) Natal (8) Transvaal B (4) Griqualand West (1)
1975–76 Natal (16) Eastern Province (3) Orange Free State (2) Transvaal B
Western Province B
First appearance of Western Province B
1976–77 Natal (17) Transvaal (14) Transvaal B (5) Western Province B (2)
1977–78 Western Province (11) Transvaal (15) Northern Transvaal (4) Border (4) First appearances of Rhodesia B and Eastern Province B
1978–79 Transvaal (18) Western Province (12) Northern Transvaal (5) Border (5) Once-off season with no B-teams competing in the Bowl
Northern Transvaal promoted
1979–80 Transvaal (19) Western Province (13) Natal B (2) Western Province B (2) Final appearance of Rhodesia and Rhodesia B
1980–81 Natal (18) Transvaal (16) Western Province B (1) Transvaal B (3) First appearance of Boland (Bowl)
1981–82 Western Province (12) Transvaal (17) Boland (1) Western Province B (3) First appearance of Northern Transvaal B (Bowl)
1982–83 Transvaal (20) Western Province (14) Western Province B (2) Transvaal B (4)
1983–84 Transvaal (21) Western Province (15) Western Province B (3) Border (6)
1984–85 Transvaal (22) Northern Transvaal (1) Transvaal B (6) Orange Free State (3) Border and Orange Free State promoted
1985–86 Western Province (13) Transvaal (18) Boland (2) Western Province B (4)
1986–87 Transvaal (23) Western Province (16) Transvaal B (7) Natal B (3) Border relegated
1987–88 Transvaal (24) Orange Free State (2) Boland (3) Transvaal B (5)
1988–89 Eastern Province (1) Transvaal (19) Boland (4) Transvaal B (6)
1989–90 Eastern Province
Western Province
Border
Western Province B
First appearance of Orange Free State B (Bowl)
1990–91 Western Province (14) Transvaal (20) Border
Western Province B
Border promoted
1991–92 Eastern Province (2) Orange Free State (3) Eastern Transvaal (1) Boland (1) First appearances of Eastern Transvaal and Western Transvaal
No B-teams in Bowl competition
1992–93 Orange Free State (1) Eastern Province
Natal
Transvaal
Boland (5) Griqualand West (2) No B-teams in Bowl competition
1993–94 Orange Free State (2) Western Province (17) Transvaal B (8) Western Province B (5) B-teams again compete in Bowl competition
First appearances of Border B, Boland B and Zimbabwe Board XI
1994–95 Natal (19) Northern Transvaal (2) Natal B (3) Eastern Transvaal (1)
1995–96 Western Province (15) Transvaal (21) Natal B
Griqualand West
Orange Free State now known as Free State
Eastern Transvaal now known as Easterns
Griqualand West promoted
1996–97 Natal (20) Western Province (18) Eastern Province B (1) Easterns (2) Western Transvaal now known as North West
1997–98 Orange Free State (3) Eastern Province (4) North West (1) Northerns B (1) Northern Transvaal now known as Northerns
Transvaal now known as Gauteng
1998–99 Western Province (16) Border (1) North West (2) Western Province B (6) First appearance of Griqualand West B
Natal now known as KwaZulu-Natal
Easterns and North West promoted
Final first class season of Bowl
1999–00 Gauteng (25) Border (2)
2000–01 Western Province (17) Border (3)
2001–02 KwaZulu-Natal (21) Northerns (3)
2002–03 Easterns (1) Western Province (19)
2003–04 Western Province (18) KwaZulu-Natal (9)
2004–05 Eagles
Dolphins
Eleven provincial teams reduced to six combined teams
2005–06 Titans
Dolphins
2006–07 Titans (1) Lions (1)
2007–08 Eagles (1) Warriors (1)
2008–09 Titans (2) Eagles (1)
2009–10 Cape Cobras (1) Titans (1)
2010–11 Cape Cobras (2) Titans (2) Eagles now known as Knights
2011–12 Titans (3) Cape Cobras (1)
2012–13 Cape Cobras (3) Lions (2)
2013–14 Cape Cobras (4) Knights (2)
2014–15 Lions (1) Titans (3)
2015–16 Titans (4) Lions (2)
2016–17 Knights (2) Titans (4)
2017–18 Titans (5) Warriors (2)
2018–19 Lions (2) Cape Cobras (2)
2019–20 Lions (3) Titans (5) Series ended after 8 rounds due to COVID-19
2020–21 Dolphins (1) Titans (6) Last season of franchise cricket.
2021–22 Titans (6) Warriors (3)

*Numbers in parentheses count outright championships only.

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1889–90 Currie Cup

1889–90 Currie Cup

The 1889–90 Currie Cup was the inaugural edition of the Currie Cup, the premier first-class cricket tournament in South Africa. The 1889–90 competition involved just two teams, Transvaal and Kimberley. The two sides played a single, three-day match, which was won by Transvaal by six wickets.

2008–09 Supersport Series

2008–09 Supersport Series

The 2008–09 Supersport Series was the 13th running of the Supersport Series, the premier first-class competition in South Africa, and seventh since the introduction of franchise teams. Matches were played over four days, with each team playing each other twice, home and away, in a round robin format. The series started on 2 October 2008 and was played through until 2 April 2009. Nashua Titans emerged as champions for a third Supersport Series title.

2009–10 Supersport Series

2009–10 Supersport Series

The 2009–10 Supersport Series was a first-class cricket competition held in South Africa from 17 September 2009 to 28 March 2010. Cape Cobras won the tournament for the first time, winning six of the ten matches and drawing three. On the opening day of the final round of matches, Eagles batsman Rilee Rossouw scored the fastest triple century in South African domestic cricket, reaching the mark in just 276 deliveries against the Titans.

2010–11 Supersport Series

2010–11 Supersport Series

The 2010–11 Supersport Series was a first-class cricket competition held in South Africa from 30 September 2010 to 3 April 2011. Cape Cobras won their second title after defeating Warriors in the final round of matches by seven wickets.

2011–12 Supersport Series

2011–12 Supersport Series

The 2011–12 Supersport Series was a first-class cricket competition held in South Africa from 29 September 2011 to 12 February 2012. Titans won their fourth title, after defeating Dolphins in the final round of matches. The victory margin in that match of an innings and 325 runs was a record in First-class cricket in South Africa.

2012–13 Sunfoil Series

2012–13 Sunfoil Series

The 2012–13 Sunfoil Series was a first-class cricket competition held in South Africa from 20 September 2012 to 10 February 2013. Cape Cobras won their third title, during a 10 wicket victory in the final round against Knights.

2013–14 Sunfoil Series

2013–14 Sunfoil Series

The 2013–14 Sunfoil Series was a first-class cricket competition held in South Africa from 21 November 2013 to 6 April 2014. Cape Cobras retained their title, winning for the fourth time in total, after completing a victory in the final round against Lions by an innings and 165 runs.

2014–15 Sunfoil Series

2014–15 Sunfoil Series

The 2014–15 Sunfoil Series was a first-class cricket competition held in South Africa from 25 September 2014 to 29 March 2015. Lions won the tournament for the first time after completing a 188 run victory in the final over against Dolphins cricket team in the penultimate round of the competition.

2015–16 Sunfoil Series

2015–16 Sunfoil Series

The 2015–16 Sunfoil Series was a first-class cricket competition held in South Africa from 17 December 2015 to 10 April 2016. Titans won the tournament following a 10-run victory against Cape Cobras in the final round of the competition.

2016–17 Sunfoil Series

2016–17 Sunfoil Series

The 2016–17 Sunfoil Series was a first-class cricket competition that took place in South Africa from 5 October 2016 to 12 February 2017. The competition was split into two halves, with the first group of fixtures played in October and November, and the remaining matches played January and February. The series was played alongside the tournament for provincial teams, the Sunfoil 3-Day Cup. Knights won the tournament with an innings victory in their final match.

2017–18 Sunfoil Series

2017–18 Sunfoil Series

The 2017–18 Sunfoil Series was a first-class cricket competition that took place in South Africa from 19 September 2017 to 25 March 2018. Knights were the defending champions.

2019–20 CSA 4-Day Franchise Series

2019–20 CSA 4-Day Franchise Series

The 2019–20 CSA 4-Day Franchise Series was a first-class cricket competition that took place in South Africa from October 2019 to April 2020. Lions were the defending champions.

Championships

Combined Team Era

Club Seasons Outright wins Shared wins Total wins Seconds
Titans 17 5 1 5 6
Cape Cobras 17 4 4 2
Eagles/Knights 17 2 1 3 2
Lions 17 3 2 3
Dolphins 17 1 2 2 0
Warriors 17 0 0 2

Currie Cup – Provincial Era

Club Seasons Outright wins Shared wins Total wins Seconds
Transvaal/Gauteng 75 25 4 29 21
Natal/KwaZulu-Natal 71 21 3 24 9
Western Province 71 18 3 21 19
Orange Free State 40 3 3 3
Eastern Province 66 2 1 3 4
Kimberley/Griqualand West 34 1 1 2
Eastern Transvaal/Easterns 5 1 1 0
North Eastern Transvaal/
Northern Transvaal/Northerns
31 0 0 3
Border 35 0 0 3
Rhodesia/Zimbabwe-Rhodesia 22 0 0 1
Western Transvaal/North West 5 0 0 0
Boland 11 0 0 0

Note: Transvaal B and South West Districts are not shown in the table. Each contested only one season in the top division, and neither finished in the top two.

Currie Cup Second Division and Bowl Competition

Club Seasons Outright wins Shared wins Total wins Seconds
Transvaal B/Gauteng B 32 8 1 9 6
Boland 13 5 5 1
North Eastern Transvaal/
Northern Transvaal/Northerns
21 5 5 1
Rhodesia/Zimbabwe-Rhodesia 8 4 4 4
Western Province B 21 3 2 5 6
Natal B/KwaZulu-Natal B 31 3 1 4 3
Orange Free State/Free State 26 2 2 3
Western Transvaal/North West 8 2 2 0
Border 31 1 2 3 6
Eastern Transvaal/Easterns 8 1 1 2
Eastern Province 3 1 1 2 1
Transvaal/Gauteng 1 1 1 0
Western Province 3 1 1 0
Eastern Province B 19 1 1 0
Kimberley/Griqualand West 39 0 1 1 2
Northern Transvaal B/Northerns B 15 0 0 1

Note: Includes only Currie Cup lower division and Bowl seasons with full first-class status.

Note: To minimise the size of the table, teams which contested five or fewer seasons without winning or placing second are not shown. These teams were: Orange Free State B/Free State B, Rhodesia B/Zimbabwe-Rhodesia B, Griqualand West B, Zimbabwe Board XI, Border B and Boland B.

Notable performances

Two double centuries in a season

Five centuries in successive innings

Five centuries in six innings

Five wickets in six balls

Four wickets with consecutive balls

Ten wickets in an innings

Fifteen wickets in a match

A 100 runs and 10 wickets in a match

Ten wicketkeeping dismissals in a match

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Dudley Nourse

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Mike Procter

Mike Procter

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Peter Kirsten

Peter Kirsten

Peter Noel Kirsten is a former cricketer who represented South Africa in 12 Test matches and 40 One Day Internationals from 1991 to 1994. He is the current coach of the Ugandan national side, having been appointed in August 2014.

Albert Borland

Albert Borland

Albert Francis Borland was a South African cricketer who played first-class cricket for Natal from 1921 to 1933.

Bob Crisp

Bob Crisp

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Bert Vogler

Bert Vogler

Albert Edward Ernest Vogler was a South African cricketer. A leading all-rounder skilled both at batting and bowling, Vogler played cricket in South Africa prior to becoming eligible to play for Middlesex County Cricket Club in England after serving on the ground staff of the Marylebone Cricket Club at Lord's. He rose to prominence during the 1906 home Test series and then in England the following year: he was described during the latter as the best bowler in the world by Tip Foster, and named a Wisden Cricketer of the Year.

Mario Olivier

Mario Olivier

Mario Wickus Olivier is a South African cricketer who played first-class cricket from 2005 to 2012.

George Glover (cricketer)

George Glover (cricketer)

George Keyworth Glover was a South African cricketer who played in one Test in 1896.

Buster Nupen

Buster Nupen

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Jackie Botten

Jackie Botten

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Aubrey Faulkner

Aubrey Faulkner

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Lennox Brown

Lennox Brown

Lennox Sydney Brown was a South African cricketer who played in two Tests in 1931–32.

Individual records

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Graeme Pollock

Graeme Pollock

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Peter Kirsten

Peter Kirsten

Peter Noel Kirsten is a former cricketer who represented South Africa in 12 Test matches and 40 One Day Internationals from 1991 to 1994. He is the current coach of the Ugandan national side, having been appointed in August 2014.

Jimmy Cook

Jimmy Cook

Stephen James Cook is a former South African association football and cricketer who played in three cricket Test matches and four One Day Internationals from 1991 to 1993. His son Stephen Cook currently plays for Gauteng and the national side, the Proteas. He played football for Wits University while studying for a teaching degree in the late seventies and featured in the 1978 Mainstay Cup Final.

Kepler Wessels

Kepler Wessels

Kepler Christoffel Wessels is a South African-Australian cricket commentator and former cricketer who captained South Africa after playing 24 Tests for Australia. Since retiring he has been a lawn bowls competitor.

Henry Fotheringham

Henry Fotheringham

Henry Richard Fotheringham is a retired South African cricketer.

Barry Richards

Barry Richards

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Dudley Nourse

Dudley Nourse

Arthur Dudley Nourse was a South African Test cricketer. Primarily a batsman, he was captain of the South African team from 1948 to 1951.

Allan Lamb

Allan Lamb

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Ken McEwan

Ken McEwan

Kenneth Scott McEwan, is a former cricketer who played principally for Eastern Province and Essex.

Mandy Yachad

Mandy Yachad

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Louis Koen (cricketer)

Louis Koen (cricketer)

Louis Johannes Koen is a former South African cricketer who played five One Day Internationals from 1997 to 2000. In February 2020, he was named in South Africa's squad for the Over-50s Cricket World Cup in South Africa. However, the tournament was cancelled during the third round of matches due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sponsorship

Between 1889–90 and 1990–91, the tournament was named the "Currie Cup" after Sir Donald Currie, the founder of the Castle Shipping Line, who had sponsored the first English tour to South Africa and donated a trophy for the domestic champions.

The competition took its first title sponsor for the 1990–91 season, becoming the "Castle Cup", and from 1996–97 the broadcaster SuperSport assumed naming rights as the "SuperSport Series".

For the 2012–13 season, the competition was renamed once again, becoming the "Sunfoil Series" after the Willowton Group formed a partnership with Cricket South Africa. This agreement lasted until 2018–19 after Willowton Group withdrew sponsorship.[27]

The competition has been rebranded as the CSA 4-Day Domestic Series due to the lack of a title sponsor.

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Source: "CSA 4-Day Domestic Series", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, December 1st), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSA_4-Day_Domestic_Series.

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