2019–20 CSA Provincial T20 Cup

The 2019–20 CSA Provincial T20 Cup was a domestic Twenty cricket tournament that took place in South Africa in September 2019, as a curtain-raiser to the 2019–20 South African domestic season. It was played between the thirteen South African provincial teams, along with Limpopo and Mpumalanga.[1] This was the sixth edition of the CSA Provincial T20 Cup, which was last played in the 2015–16 season. With only domestic teams from South Africa taking part, the tournament returned in place of the Africa T20 Cup, which had been held since 2015.[2]

2019–20 CSA Provincial T20 Cup
Dates13 – 24 September 2019
Administrator(s)Cricket South Africa
Cricket formatTwenty20
Tournament format(s)Round-robin
ChampionsEasterns (1st title)
Participants15
Matches played33
Most runsGrant Roelofsen (279)
Most wicketsKerwin Mungroo (10)
2018

On the opening day of matches, Jonathan Vandiar scored an unbeaten century for Northerns against Gauteng in Pool A.[3] In Pool B, Lauren Agenbag became the first woman to umpire in a senior men's provincial match, when she was one of the on-field umpires in the match between Eastern Province and KwaZulu-Natal Inland.[3] In Pool C, the match between Western Province cricket team and North West finished in a tie, with North West winning the Super Over.[3]

Day two of the tournament saw the second tied match in as many days, as KwaZulu-Natal and Easterns finished level on runs in Pool A, with Easterns winning the Super Over.[4] In Pool B, Jacques Snyman scored 117 runs from 58 balls, as Northern Cape beat South Western Districts by 82 runs.[4] Finally in Pool C, Lerato Kgoatle scored his second century in four innings, as Limpopo beat Western Province by 10 wickets.[4]

The third and final day of round-robin matches saw KwaZulu-Natal tie their second match in as many days in Pool A, eventually winning the Super Over against Free State.[5] Easterns, Eastern Province and Border all won their respective groups to progress to the finals of the tournament.[5] They were joined by KwaZulu-Natal Inland, the next best team overal, who finished second in Pool B, and above Limpopo in Pool C on net run rate.[5]

On 16 September 2019, Cricket South Africa confirmed the draw for the semi-final matches. Eastern Province played KwaZulu-Natal Inland in the first semi-final, and Easterns faced Border in the second match. All the knock-out fixtures, including the final, took place at Willowmoore Park in Benoni.[6] KwaZulu-Natal Inland won their semi-final by 21 runs, with Easterns winning their match by nine wickets, with both teams advancing to the final.[7] Easterns won the tournament, beating KwaZulu-Natal Inland by five runs in the final.[8] Grant Thomson, the captain of the Easterns team, said that "it was an excellent game, an excellent final and great end to the competition".[9]

Pool AEdit

SquadsEdit

Easterns[10] Free State[11] Gauteng[12] Northerns[13] KwaZulu-Natal[14]

Points tableEdit

Team[15] Pld W L T NR Pts NRR
Easterns 4 3 1 0 0 13 +0.708
KwaZulu-Natal 4 3 1 0 0 12 +0.275
Northerns 4 2 2 0 0 9 +1.119
Gauteng 4 1 3 0 0 4 –0.434
Free State 4 1 3 0 0 4 –1.674

FixturesEdit

13 September 2019
09:30
Scorecard
Northerns
203/4 (20 overs)
v
Free State
131 (18.2 overs)
Northerns won by 72 runs
Willowmoore Park, Benoni

13 September 2019
09:30
Scorecard
KwaZulu-Natal
124/8 (20 overs)
v
Gauteng
112/8 (20 overs)
KwaZulu-Natal won by 12 runs
Willowmoore Park A Field, Benoni

13 September 2019
13:30
Scorecard
Free State
134/6 (20 overs)
v
Easterns
138/1 (13.1 overs)
Easterns won by 9 wickets
Willowmoore Park A Field, Benoni

13 September 2019
13:30
Scorecard
Gauteng
167/3 (20 overs)
v
Northerns
171/3 (16.2 overs)
Northerns won by 7 wickets
Willowmoore Park, Benoni
  • Northerns won the toss and elected to field.

14 September 2019
09:30
Scorecard
KwaZulu-Natal
171/5 (20 overs)
v
Northerns
162/8 (20 overs)
KwaZulu-Natal won by 10 runs
Willowmoore Park A Field, Benoni
  • Northerns won the toss and elected to field.

14 September 2019
09:30
Scorecard
Gauteng
150/9 (20 overs)
v
Easterns
138/6 (20 overs)
Gauteng won by 12 runs
Willowmoore Park, Benoni
  • Easterns won the toss and elected to field.
  • Bryce Parsons (Gauteng) made his T20 debut.

14 September 2019
13:30
Scorecard
KwaZulu-Natal
138/6 (20 overs)
v
Easterns
138/5 (20 overs)
Match tied
(Easterns won the Super Over)

Willowmoore Park, Benoni
  • KwaZulu-Natal won the toss and elected to bat.

14 September 2019
13:30
Scorecard
Gauteng
157/4 (20 overs)
v
Free State
158/3 (19.5 overs)
Free State won by 7 wickets
Willowmoore Park A Field, Benoni
  • Gauteng won the toss and elected to bat.

15 September 2019
09:30
Scorecard
KwaZulu-Natal
146/6 (20 overs)
v
Free State
146/5 (20 overs)
Match tied
(KwaZulu-Natal won the Super Over)

Willowmoore Park, Benoni
  • Free State won the toss and elected to field.

15 September 2019
13:00
Scorecard
Easterns
171/6 (20 overs)
v
Northerns
161/6 (20 overs)
Easterns won by 10 runs
Willowmoore Park, Benoni
  • Northerns won the toss and elected to field.

Pool BEdit

SquadsEdit

Boland[16] Eastern Province[17] KwaZulu-Natal Inland[18] Northern Cape[19] South Western Districts[20]

Points tableEdit

Team[15] Pld W L T NR Pts NRR
Eastern Province 4 3 1 0 0 14 +1.531
KwaZulu-Natal Inland 4 3 1 0 0 13 +0.644
Northern Cape 4 2 2 0 0 10 +0.783
South Western Districts 4 1 3 0 0 5 –1.927
Boland 4 1 3 0 0 4 –0.868

FixturesEdit

13 September 2019
09:30
Scorecard
Eastern Province
151/2 (20 overs)
v
Boland
144/7 (20 overs)
Eastern Province won by 7 runs
Diamond Oval, Kimberley

13 September 2019
09:30
Scorecard
South Western Districts
118 (19.1 overs)
v
KwaZulu-Natal Inland
119/2 (15 overs)
KwaZulu-Natal Inland won by 8 wickets
Country Club B Field, Kimberley

13 September 2019
13:30
Scorecard
Eastern Province
161 (19.5 overs)
v
KwaZulu-Natal Inland
164/5 (19 overs)
KwaZulu-Natal Inland won by 5 wickets
Diamond Oval, Kimberley
  • Eastern Province won the toss and elected to bat.

13 September 2019
13:30
Scorecard
Boland
104/8 (20 overs)
v
Northern Cape
106/5 (15.5 overs)
Northern Cape won by 6 wickets
Country Club B Field, Kimberley

14 September 2019
09:30
Scorecard
Northern Cape
129/7 (20 overs)
v
KwaZulu-Natal Inland
132/2 (19.1 overs)
KwaZulu-Natal Inland won by 8 wickets
Diamond Oval, Kimberley
  • KwaZulu-Natal Inland won the toss and elected to field.

14 September 2019
09:30
Scorecard
Eastern Province
184/5 (20 overs)
v
South Western Districts
114/7 (20 overs)
Eastern Province won by 70 runs
Country Club B Field, Kimberley
  • South Western Districts won the toss and elected to field.
  • Kenan Smith (Eastern Province) made his T20 debut.

14 September 2019
13:30
Scorecard
Northern Cape
201/8 (20 overs)
v
South Western Districts
119 (19.1 overs)
Northern Cape won by 82 runs
Diamond Oval, Kimberley
  • Northern Cape won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Mesuli Vuba (South Western Districts) made his T20 debut.

14 September 2019
13:30
Scorecard
KwaZulu-Natal Inland
167/5 (20 overs)
v
Boland
172/6 (19.2 overs)
Boland won by 4 wickets
Country Club B Field, Kimberley
  • Boland won the toss and elected to field.

15 September 2019
09:30
Scorecard
South Western Districts
137/5 (20 overs)
v
Boland
98 (17.2 overs)
South Western Districts won by 39 runs
Diamond Oval, Kimberley
  • South Western Districts won the toss and elected to bat.

15 September 2019
13:00
Scorecard
Northern Cape
117 (19.3 overs)
v
Eastern Province
118/2 (13.3 overs)
Eastern Province won by 8 wickets
Diamond Oval, Kimberley
  • Northern Cape won the toss and elected to bat.

Pool CEdit

SquadsEdit

Border[18] Limpopo[21] Mpumalanga[22] North West[23] Western Province[24]

Points tableEdit

Team[15] Pld W L T NR Pts NRR
Border 4 3 1 0 0 14 +0.416
Limpopo 4 3 1 0 0 13 +0.440
North West 4 2 2 0 0 9 –0.166
Mpumalanga 4 1 3 0 0 5 –0.067
Western Province 4 1 3 0 0 4 –0.604

FixturesEdit

13 September 2019
09:30
Scorecard
Western Province
150/4 (20 overs)
v
Border
151/5 (18.5 overs)
Border won by 5 wickets
Senwes Park, Potchefstroom

13 September 2019
09:30
Scorecard
Mpumalanga
172/9 (20 overs)
v
Limpopo
173/3 (18.2 overs)

13 September 2019
13:30
Scorecard
Border
174 (19.5 overs)
v
Limpopo
139/9 (20 overs)
Border won by 35 runs
Senwes Park, Potchefstroom

13 September 2019
13:30
Scorecard
Western Province
163/6 (20 overs)
v
North West
163/7 (20 overs)
  • North West won the toss and elected to field.
  • Khanya Cotani (North West) made his T20 debut.

14 September 2019
09:30
Scorecard
North West
146 (20 overs)
v
Limpopo
149/3 (18.2 overs)
Limpopo won by 7 wickets
Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
  • Limpopo won the toss and elected to field.
  • Jon Hinrichsen (North West) made his T20 debut.

14 September 2019
09:30
Scorecard
Mpumalanga
171/5 (20 overs)
v
Border
118 (16.5 overs)
  • Border won the toss and elected to field.

14 September 2019
13:30
Scorecard
North West
171/5 (20 overs)
v
Mpumalanga
127/8 (20 overs)
North West won by 44 runs
Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
  • Mpumalanga won the toss and elected to field.
  • Sifiso Mahima (Mpumalanga) made his T20 debut.

14 September 2019
13:30
Scorecard
Western Province
168/4 (20 overs)
v
Limpopo
169/0 (15.5 overs)
  • Western Province won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Mihlali Mpongwana (Western Province) made his T20 debut.

15 September 2019
09:30
Scorecard
Western Province
165/7 (20 overs)
v
Mpumalanga
165/7 (20 overs)
Match tied
(Western Province won the Super Over)

Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
  • Western Province won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Katlego Thena (Western Province) made his T20 debut.

15 September 2019
13:00
Scorecard
Border
185/4 (20 overs)
v
North West
144 (18.1 overs)
Border won by 41 runs
Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
  • North West won the toss and elected to field.

FinalsEdit

1st Semi-Final
23 September 2019
09:30
Scorecard
KwaZulu-Natal Inland
172/3 (20 overs)
v
Eastern Province
151/9 (20 overs)
KwaZulu-Natal Inland won by 21 runs
Willowmoore Park, Benoni
  • Eastern Province won the toss and elected to field.

2nd Semi-Final
23 September 2019
13:00
Scorecard
Border
131/9 (20 overs)
v
Easterns
135/1 (11.3 overs)
Easterns won by 9 wickets
Willowmoore Park, Benoni
  • Border won the toss and elected to bat.

Final
24 September 2019
10:00
Scorecard
Easterns
178/6 (20 overs)
v
KwaZulu-Natal Inland
173/4 (20 overs)
Easterns won by 5 runs
Willowmoore Park, Benoni
  • KwaZulu-Natal Inland won the toss and elected to field.

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