Northern Cape women's cricket team

The Northern Cape women's cricket team, previously known as Griqualand West women's cricket team, is the women's representative cricket team for the South African province of Northern Cape. They compete in the Women's Provincial Programme and the CSA Women's Provincial T20 Competition.[1]

Northern Cape Women
CaptainSusan Benade
CoachMark Arthur
Team information
First recorded match: 1952
Home groundDe Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley
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The side first competed in the South African domestic system in 1951–52, playing in the Simon Trophy as Griqualand West.[2] They competed in that tournament for two seasons, before not playing until they joined the Caltrate Inter-Provincial Tournament in 1997–98.[3] They have competed in the tournament ever since, but have never made it to the knockout stages.[1] In 2015, the side was renamed Northern Cape, bringing the name into line with the name of the province.[4]

They have also competed in the CSA Women's Provincial T20 Competition since its inception in 2012–13, but have again never qualified for the knockout stages.[1]


Current squadEdit

Based on squad announced for the 2021–22 season. Players in bold have international caps.[5]

Name Nationality Notes
Susan Benade   South Africa Club captain
Lahwien Alben   South Africa
Maxine Alexander   South Africa
Maxine Arthur   South Africa
Sumayya Florence   South Africa Wicket-keeper
Rethabile Koekoe   South Africa
Merece Mackier   South Africa
Malebo Mokgantsang   South Africa
Kele Moraki   South Africa
Katlego Mphetsheni   South Africa
Luzian Swartz   South Africa
Smirvodia Vaarland   South Africa
Lauren van Heerden   South Africa
Michaela van Vuuren   South Africa
Z van Wyk   South Africa
Claudia Velskoen   South Africa

Notable playersEdit

Players who have played for Northern Cape and played internationally are listed below, in order of first international appearance (given in brackets):[6]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Bezuidenhout represented both South Africa and New Zealand in international cricket.


  1. ^ a b c "Northern Cape Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 February 2022.
  2. ^ "Simon Trophy 1951/52". CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 February 2022.
  3. ^ "Caltrate Inter-Provincial Tournament 1997/98". CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Northern Cape Cricket comes into being". Cricket South Africa. Archived from the original on 8 March 2018. Retrieved 6 February 2022.
  5. ^ "Northern Cape Cricket". Facebook. Retrieved 6 February 2022.
  6. ^ "Northern Cape Women or Associated Teams Players". CricketArchive. Retrieved 6 February 2022.