North West (cricket team)

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North West (formerly Western Transvaal) plays first-class cricket in South Africa. For the purposes of the SuperSport Series, North West has merged with Gauteng (formerly Transvaal) to form the Highveld Lions or, more simply, "the Lions".


  • Currie Cup (0) -  ; shared (0) -
  • Standard Bank Cup (0) -
  • South African Airways Provincial Three-Day Challenge (0) -
  • South African Airways Provincial One-Day Challenge (0) -
  • Gillette/Nissan Cup () -

Club historyEdit

North West was called Western Transvaal in 1989-90 when it began playing List A cricket in the Nissan Shield, and in 1991-92 when it began playing in the second tier of the South African first-class cricket competition. It changed its name to North West in 1996, after the creation of North West province from parts of the former Transvaal Province and Cape Province. It has been part of the Lions since October 2004.

Under the name Western Transvaal it won no matches at all in its five first-class seasons. In its first season as North West it had its first first-class victory when it beat Western Province B by 27 runs in January 1997.[1]

In April 2017 the province's administration, North West Cricket, re-branded all the province's teams as the "North-West Dragons".[2]

During the 2018 Africa T20 Cup, North West scored 262 runs against Limpopo, recording the second-highest total in T20 cricket.[3]


Venues have included:


  1. ^ "Western Province B v North West 1996-97". CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  2. ^ "North West Cricket ready to fire with new Dragons identity". Cricket South Africa. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  3. ^ "Lubbe hits century but Northern Cape edge towards semi". Cricket South Africa. Archived from the original on 16 September 2018. Retrieved 16 September 2018.

External linksEdit

Other sourcesEdit

  • South African Cricket Annual – various editions
  • Wisden Cricketers' Almanack – various editions