We regard the preparation of players who are ready to perform well for the bizhub Highveld Lions as the most important role for our semi-professional cricket league. And winning trophies. Trophies are always a welcome bonus.
During the 2015/2016 season Carmi le Roux, Yassar Cook, Matt McGillivray all played for the franschise team even though they only had semi-professional contracts. The team also managed to win the CSA Provinical 1-Day Challenge.
The Senior Provincial (Semi-Professional) competition has as its primary purpose the development of young talented players to take part in highly competitive competitions across two formats. The Senior Provincial competition is played between all 12 Affiliates and KZN Inland. Namibia takes part by invitation. The Senior Provincial competition has first-class status and, therefore, contributes to the overall first-class, List A and T20 statistics of a player.
|The two different formats are:
|Provincial 3-Day competition
|Provincial 1-Day competition (50 overs)
In addition, the provinces all take part in the Africa Cup T20 competition that also includes representative teams from Kenya, Namibia and Zimbabwe.