The final was abandoned in , and the title is awarded solely on regular season record. An earlier competition, the Champion Bat Tournament , was established in and played on five occasions, generally between towns from the major settlements in the Cape. First class cricket recommenced after the war in the season. This article needs additional citations for verification. During this time, the stronger provinces began to field a ‘B’ team in the lower division. In addition, three new provincial teams entered during this time: Between then and the First World War, the competition expanded. Prior to the season, the three teams had amongst them won 59 of the 60 Currie Cups contested — the only exception being Kimberley’s win in the second tournament in , won based on the result of a single game against Transvaal.
After an eight-year hiatus, the Currie Cup restarted in with all eight provincial teams and Rhodesia, who would now feature permanently. During the s, as South Africa underwent political changes, several teams changed their names to adapt: The format of the new competition is a double-round robin. In , Eastern Province finally broke the dominance when it beat Transvaal in the final. The top division generally consisted of four or five teams. Retrieved from ” https: Vintcent van der Bijl Views Read Edit View history.
The Highveld Lions formerly Transvaal have won the title the most times 25, plus four shared titles. Northern Transvaal was sseries first team to return to the Currie Cup, in ; that same year was the final year for Rhodesia, which did not participate following the country’s independence sunffoil Zimbabwe from the United Kingdom.
Orange Free State would win its first championship in the s, and Easterns would also win a sunfoill in the s. The most notable feature of this era was the end of the dominance of Transvaal, Natal and Western Province.
Inthe competition adopted a two-tiered structure, which was retained in some format until except for a once-off recombination into a single division in Through the s and s, the weaker provincial teams began to gradually migrate back from the Bowl competition to the Currie Cup. Each contested only one season in the top division, and neither finished in the top two.
Kimberley who became known as Griqualand West for the season and Transvaal were joined by Western Province —93NatalEastern Province bothBorder —98 and Orange Free State —04 — although not all of these teams competed in every season after they were established. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved from ” https: During this time, the stronger provinces began to field a ‘B’ team in the lower division.
Sunfoil Series First-class cricket competitions Recurring sporting events established in First-class cricket domestic competitions. The top division generally consisted of four or five teams. The Sunfoil Series is the main domestic first class cricket competition in South Africafirst contested as the Currie Cup in The series continued to be held roughly two out of every three years, being cancelled during seasons which coincided with test tours.
The second division expanded with more B-teams: Griqualand West returned in Then, with eleven teams from —, the league adopted a format similar to the Cricket World Cupwith a super eight or super six round before a single final. They were joined temporarily by Rhodesia who contested the consecutive and seasonand permanently by North Eastern Transvaal inwhich was the final season before World War II.
Cricket in South Africa was established by the British, and the first tour by a side from England took place in The final returned in Orange Free State returned to the Currie Cup in To minimise the size of the table, teams which contested five or fewer seasons without winning or placing second are not shown.
Inthe league returned to a single pool with no final. The Currie Cup was not contested every year, and a total of fourteen seasons were contested between inception and the First World War. After an eight-year hiatus, the Currie Cup restarted in with all eight provincial teams and Rhodesia, who would now feature permanently. Regional Four Day Competition.
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The inaugural competition, in —90consisted of a single match between Kimberley and Transvaal. The following summer, the Currie Cup was established as a domestic competition. First-class —09 —10 —11 —12 —13 —14 —15 —16 —17 —18 — Sunfoil Series Sunfoil 3-Day Cup.
Only the final edition of the Champion Bat was accorded first-class status, contested by Eastern Province, Griqualand West, and Western Province during the —91 season. First class cricket recommenced after the war in the season.
Transvaal B was the first to appear —60followed by Natal B — Inthe format of South African domestic cricket was changed entirely. During this era, the format of the competition changed several times.
This page was last edited on 13 Februaryat After theall seven provincial teams featured in every season.