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The Warriors is the name used by the combined Eastern Province and Border first class cricket teams in South Africa. Their home venues are St George's Park, Port Elizabeth and Buffalo Park, East London.

Warriors
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Personnel
CaptainSouth Africa JJ Smuts
One Day captainSouth Africa JJ Smuts
CoachSouth Africa Rivash Gobind
Team information
Colours     Electric green

     Dark green

     Black
Founded2003
Home groundSt George's Park, Port Elizabeth ; Buffalo Park, East London
Capacity19,000
Official website:warriorscricket.co.za

First-class

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T20

The combined team, previously known as the Chevrolet Warriors[1] for sponsorship purposes, play in the Sunfoil Series first-class competition, the Momentum 1 Day Cup and the Ram Slam T20 Challenge limited over competitions. They were the 2009/2010 MTN Domestic Championship and Standard Bank Twenty20 winners, as well as runners-up to the Chennai Super Kings in the 2010 Champions League Twenty20 held in South Africa.

Since the 2011/2012 season, they have been participating in the Momentum 1 Day Cup. They also currently participate in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge, and the Sunfoil Series, both of which came into inception in the 2012/2013 season.

During the month of October each year, the side eschews their traditional black and electric green colours in favour of a bold pink playing kit to show their support of Breast Cancer Awareness as well as their fundraising efforts for Reach for Recovery.[2]

Contents

HonoursEdit

  • MTN Domestic One-Day Cup (1) 2009/2010
  • Standard Bank Pro20 (1) - 2009/2010
  • Momentum One Day Cup (1) Shared - 2017/2018

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Opening Batsmen
Gionne Koopman   (1991-12-28) 28 December 1991 (age 27) Left-handed Right arm leg break
Edward Moore   (1993-03-17) 17 March 1993 (age 26) Left-handed Right arm off break
JJ Smuts   (1988-08-21) 21 August 1988 (age 30) Right-handed Left arm orthodox
David White   (1991-05-22) 22 May 1991 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Batsmen
Colin Ackermann   (1991-04-04) 4 April 1991 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm off-break
Gihahn Cloete   (1992-10-04) 4 October 1992 (age 26) Left-handed Right arm off break Occasional wicket-keeper
Colin Ingram   (1985-07-03) 3 July 1985 (age 34) Left-handed Right arm leg break Occasional wicket-keeper
Christiaan Jonker   (1986-09-24) 24 September 1986 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Lesiba Ngoepe   (1993-04-14) 14 April 1993 (age 26) Left-handed Left arm orthodox
Yaseen Vallie   (1989-09-30) 30 September 1989 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm off break
Wicket-keepers
Clyde Fortuin   (1995-08-18) 18 August 1995 (age 24) Right-handed
All-rounders
Jerry Nqolo   (1991-07-23) 23 July 1991 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm medium
Kelly Smuts   (1990-01-22) 22 January 1990 (age 29) Left-handed Right arm medium
Spin Bowlers
Simon Harmer   (1989-02-10) 10 February 1989 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm off break Captain
Brad Dolley   (1992-07-02) 2 July 1992 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm leg break
Seam Bowlers
Andrew Birch   (1985-06-07) 7 June 1985 (age 34) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Tladi Bokako   (1993-04-21) 21 April 1993 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm fast
Ayabulela Gqamane   (1989-08-30) 30 August 1989 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Sisanda Magala   (1991-01-07) 7 January 1991 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Lundi Mbane   (1991-01-07) 7 January 1991 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm medium
Thandolwethu Mnyaka   (1993-01-15) 15 January 1993 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Anrich Nortje   (1993-11-16) 16 November 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm fast
Solo Nqweni   (1993-10-20) 20 October 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Ngazibini Sigwili   (1995-06-12) 12 June 1995 (age 24) Left-handed Left arm fast-medium
Basheeru-Deen Walters   (1986-09-16) 16 September 1986 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium

Source: Contracted players and second team players who have represented Warriors in the 2015/16 and 2016/17 season.

ReferencesEdit

  • South African Cricket Annual – various editions
  • Wisden Cricketers' Almanack – various editions
  1. ^ "Chevrolet ends its association with the Warriors". Sport Elizabeth.
  2. ^ https://www.facebook.com/chevroletwarriors/photos/pb.337671766320.-2207520000.1446743025./10153504450596321/?type=3&theater