2015 Africa T20 Cup

The 2015 Africa T20 Cup was a Twenty20 cricket tournament held in South Africa from 4 September to 4 October 2015, as a curtain-raiser to the 2015–16 South African domestic season. Organised by Cricket South Africa, it featured thirteen South African provincial teams, as well as a Zimbabwean development XI and the national sides of Kenya and Namibia.

Africa T20 Cup
Dates4 September – 4 October 2015
Administrator(s)Cricket South Africa
Cricket formatTwenty20
Tournament format(s)Group stage, playoffs
Host(s) South Africa
ChampionsNortherns (1st title)
Participants16
Matches played27
Most runsVaughn van Jaarsveld (218)
Most wicketsNgazibini Sigwili (7)
Niel Botha (7)
Jandre Coetzee (7)
Kyle Nipper (7)
Official websiteOfficial Website
2016

The sixteen participating teams were split into four pools of four, with the teams from each pool playing all of their matches at one ground across a single weekend. Benoni, Potchefstroom, Kimberley, and Bloemfontein hosted matches, as other venues were unavailable at that point in the season.[1] Northerns defeated KwaZulu-Natal Inland in the final, which was held at Bloemfontein's Mangaung Oval.[2] The tournament's leading runscorer was KZN Inland's Vaughn van Jaarsveld, while four players shared the leading wicket taker title.

Pool AEdit

SquadsEdit

  Easterns[3]
Coach: Andre Nel
  Northerns[4]
Coach: Mark Charlton
  Western Province[5]
Coach: Faiek Davids
  Zimbabwe XI[6]
Coach: Douglas Hondo
  • Note: Wayne Parnell was originally named in Western Province's squad, but was forced to withdraw due to a hamstring injury. He was replaced by Lizaad Williams.[7]

Points tableEdit

Team Pld W L T NR Pts NRR
  Northerns 3 2 0 0 1 10 +0.565
  Easterns 3 1 1 0 1 6 +0.025
  Zimbabwe XI 3 1 1 0 1 6 –0.034
  Western Province 3 0 2 0 1 2 –0.577
Source: ESPNcricinfo

FixturesEdit

4 September
18:00
Scorecard
Western Province  
105/9 (20 overs)
v
  Easterns
109/6 (19.1 overs)
Easterns won by 4 wickets
Willowmoore Park, Benoni

5 September
9:30
Scorecard
v
Match abandoned
Willowmoore Park, Benoni

5 September
13:00
Scorecard
v
Match abandoned
Willowmoore Park, Benoni

5 September
16:30
Scorecard
Zimbabwe XI  
117/8 (20 overs)
v
  Northerns
118/4 (18 overs)
Northerns won by 6 wickets
Willowmoore Park, Benoni

6 September
10:00
Scorecard
Western Province  
145/3 (20 overs)
v
  Zimbabwe XI
147/2 (18.2 overs)
Zimbabwe XI won by 8 wickets
Willowmoore Park, Benoni
  • Zimbabwe XI won the toss and elected to field.
  • Emmanuel Sebareme (WP) made his Twenty20 debut.

6 September
13:30
Scorecard
Easterns  
126/4 (20 overs)
v
  Northerns
131/7 (19.3 overs)
Northerns won by 3 wickets
Willowmoore Park, Benoni
  • Northerns won the toss and elected to field.

Pool BEdit

SquadsEdit

  Boland[8]
Coach: Johann Louw
  Border[9]
Coach: Frank Plaatjes
  KZN Inland[10]   North West[11]

Note: Justin Ontong was originally named in Boland's squad, but withdrew to focus on his recovery from knee surgery. His replacement is yet to be named.[7]

Points tableEdit

Team Pld W L NR BP Pts NRR
  KZN Inland 3 3 0 0 2 14 +1.600
  Boland 3 1 2 0 1 5 +0.627
  North West 3 1 2 0 0 4 –0.730
  Border 3 1 2 0 0 4 –1.475

FixturesEdit

11 September
18:00
Scorecard
KZN Inland  
172/4 (20 overs)
v
  North West
137 (18.5 overs)
KZN Inland won by 35 runs
Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
  • North West won the toss and elected to field.
  • Janneman Malan (NW) made his Twenty20 debut.

12 September
9:30
Scorecard
KZN Inland  
154/4 (20 overs)
v
  Boland
145/4 (20 overs)
KZN Inland won by 9 runs
Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
  • Boland won the toss and elected to field.
  • Niel Botha and Jean Marais (both Boland) made their Twenty20 debuts.

12 September
13:00
Scorecard
North West  
104/8 (20 overs)
v
  Border
105/7 (18.5 overs)
Border won by 3 wickets
Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
  • Border won the toss and elected to field.

12 September
16:30
Scorecard
Border  
134/7 (20 overs)
v
  Boland
135/2 (14.2 overs)
Boland won by 8 wickets
Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
  • Border won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Gereldo George (Boland) made his Twenty20 debut.

13 September
10:00
Scorecard
KZN Inland  
181/2 (20 overs)
v
  Border
129/8 (20 overs)
KZN Inland won by 52 runs
Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
  • Border won the toss and elected to field.

13 September
13:30
Scorecard
Boland  
167/4 (20 overs)
v
  North West
168/6 (20 overs)
North West won by 4 wickets
Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
  • Boland won the toss and elected to bat.

Pool CEdit

SquadsEdit

  Eastern Province[12]
Coach: Piet Botha
  Griqualand West[13]
Coach: Jean-Pierre Triegaardt
  KwaZulu-Natal[14]
Coach: Roger Telemachus
  Namibia[15]
Coach: Dee Thakur

Points tableEdit

Team Pld W L NR BP Pts NRR
  KwaZulu-Natal 3 2 1 0 2 10 +1.293
  Eastern Province 3 2 1 0 1 9 +0.174
  Griqualand West 3 2 1 0 0 8 –0.895
  Namibia 3 0 3 0 0 0 –1.724

FixturesEdit

18 September
18:00
Scorecard
Eastern Province  
160/6 (20 overs)
v
  Griqualand West
129/7 (20 overs)
Eastern Province won by 31 runs
De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley
  • Griqualand West won the toss and chose to field

19 September
9:30
Scorecard
KwaZulu-Natal  
150/6 (20 overs)
v
  Eastern Province
114 (19.4 overs)
KwaZulu-Natal won by 36 runs
De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley
  • KwaZulu-Natal won the toss and chose to bat

19 September
13:00
Scorecard
Namibia  
138 (20 overs)
v
  Griqualand West
140/2 (18.5 overs)
Griqualand West won by 8 wickets
De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley
  • Namibia won the toss and chose to bat

19 September
16:30
Scorecard
KwaZulu-Natal  
169/4 (20 overs)
v
  Namibia
99/8 (20 overs)
KwaZulu-Natal won by 70 runs
De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley
  • KwaZulu-Natal won the toss and chose to bat

20 September
10:00
Scorecard
Namibia  
154/3 (20 overs)
v
  Eastern Province
114/0 (12.3 overs)
Eastern Province won by 31 runs (D/L)
De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley
  • Namibia won the toss and chose to bat

20 September
13:30
Scorecard
Griqualand West  
156/4 (18/18 overs)
v
  KwaZulu-Natal
125/8 (18/18 overs)
Griqualand West won by 31 runs
De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley
  • Griqualand West won the toss and chose to bat

Pool DEdit

SquadsEdit

  Free State[16]
Coach: Edward Mokoenanyana
  Gauteng[17]
Coach: Enoch Nkwe
  Kenya[18]
Coach: Steve Tikolo
  SW Districts[19]
Coach: Deon Smith

Points tableEdit

Team Pld W L NR BP Pts NRR
  Free State 3 3 0 0 2 14 +1.300
  SW Districts 3 1 2 0 0 4 –0.215
  Gauteng 3 1 2 0 0 4 –0.250
  Kenya 3 1 2 0 0 4 –0.790

FixturesEdit

25 September
18:00
Scorecard
SW Districts  
129/8 (20 overs)
v
  Free State
130/3 (15.1 overs)
Free State won by 7 wickets
Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
  • Free State won the toss and elected to field.

26 September
9:30
Scorecard
SW Districts  
111/6 (20 overs)
v
  Gauteng
92/9 (20 overs)
SW Districts won by 19 runs
Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
  • SW Districts won the toss and elected to bat.

26 September
13:00
Scorecard
Kenya  
131/4 (20 overs)
v
  Free State
134/0 (15.5 overs)
Free State won by 10 wickets
Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
  • Free State won the toss and elected to field.

26 September
16:30
Scorecard
Kenya  
154/5 (20 overs)
v
  Gauteng
158/6 (18.4 overs)
Gauteng won by 4 wickets
Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
  • Kenya won the toss and elected to bat.

27 September
10:00
Scorecard
Kenya  
119 (18 overs)
v
  SW Districts
118/5 (20 overs)
Kenya won by 1 run
Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
  • SW Districts won the toss and elected to field.

27 September
13:30
Scorecard
Free State  
110/7 (20 overs)
v
  Gauteng
102/8 (20 overs)
Free State won by 8 runs
Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
  • Gauteng won the toss and elected to field.

FinalsEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

3 October
10:00
Socrecard
Northerns  
180/4 (20 overs)
v
  KwaZulu-Natal
145/9 (20 overs)
Northerns won by 35 runs
Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
  • KwaZulu-Natal won the toss and chose to bat

3 October
13:00
Socrecard
KZN Inland  
139/5 (20 overs)
v
  Free State
135/7 (20 overs)
KZN Inland won by 4 runs
Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
  • KZN Inland won the toss and chose to bat

FinalEdit

4 October
14:00
Socrecard
KZN Inland  
103/8 (20 overs)
v
  Northerns
107/3 (18 overs)
Northerns won by 7 wickets
Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
  • KZN Inland won the toss and elected to bat.

StatisticsEdit

Most runsEdit

The top five runscorers are included in this table, ranked by runs scored, then by batting average, then alphabetically by surname.

Player Team Runs Inns Avg Highest 100s 50s
Vaughn van Jaarsveld   KZN Inland 218 5 72.66 93* 0 2
Cameron Delport   KwaZulu-Natal 157 4 39.25 72 0 1
Jean Marais   Boland 141 3 47.00 51 0 2
Andries Gous   Free State 137 4 45.66 78* 0 1
Sarel Erwee   KZN Inland 134 5 33.50 75* 0 1

Source: ESPNcricinfo

Most wicketsEdit

The top five wicket takers are listed in this table, ranked by wickets taken and then by bowling average.

Player Team Overs Wkts Ave SR Econ BBI
Ngazibini Sigwili   Eastern Province 11.0 7 9.57 9.4 6.09 5/18
Niel Botha   Boland 12.0 7 11.57 10.2 6.75 3/32
Jandre Coetzee   Griqualand West 12.0 7 11.85 10.20 6.91 3/28
Kyle Nipper   KZN Inland 18.0 7 15.14 15.4 5.88 2/20
Senuran Muthusamy   KwaZulu-Natal 11.0 6 9.33 11.0 5.09 4/12

Source: ESPNcricinfo

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Firdose Moonda (21 April 2015). "South Africa to host first Africa T20 Cup" – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  2. ^ (4 October 2015). "Northerns win Africa T20 Cup title" – SuperSport. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
  3. ^ Easterns Squad / Players – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  4. ^ Northerns Squad / Players – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  5. ^ Western Province Squad / Players – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  6. ^ Zimbabwe Squad / Players – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  7. ^ a b (1 September 2015). "WP suffer double injury blow" – SACricketMag.com. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  8. ^ Boland Squad / Players – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  9. ^ Border Squad / Players – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  10. ^ KwaZulu-Natal Inland Squad / Players – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  11. ^ North West Squad / Players – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  12. ^ Eastern Province Squad / Players – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  13. ^ Griqualand West Squad / Players – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  14. ^ KwaZulu-Natal Squad / Players – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  15. ^ Namibia Squad / Players – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  16. ^ Free State Squad / Players – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  17. ^ Gauteng Squad / Players – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  18. ^ Kenya Squad / Players – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  19. ^ South Western Districts Squad / Players – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 August 2015.

External linksEdit