Southern Punjab cricket team (India)

The Southern Punjab cricket team was an Indian domestic team representing the southern part of the Indian province of Punjab during the British Raj and later the southern part of its Indian successor, following the partition of India.

Southern Punjab cricket team
Team information
Last match1967
First-class debutMarylebone Cricket Club
in 1926
at Lawrence Gardens, Lahore
Ranji Trophy wins0

History edit

The team first played first-class cricket in 1926 against a touring Marylebone Cricket Club team. Southern Punjab was one of the teams that competed in the inaugural season of the Ranji Trophy in 1934-35, and it continued to contest the Ranji Trophy until 1951-52. It returned in 1959-60 and continued until 1967-68, after which it combined with Northern Punjab to form Punjab. Its final first-class match was a draw against Northern Punjab.[1]

Southern Punjab’s highest finish in the Ranji Trophy came in 1938-39 when it lost to Bombay in the final.[2] Most of Southern Punjab's home games were played at the Baradari Ground (now known as Dhruve Pandove Stadium) in Patiala.

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References edit

  1. ^ "Northern Punjab v Southern Punjab 1967/68". Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 May 2023.
  2. ^ "Ranji Trophy, 1938/39, Final". Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 May 2023.

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