WPCA Ama20 Competition finals at Newlands unlikely

The four first division finals for the Western Province Cricket Association’s 2018-19 Ama20 Competition won’t likely be hosted at Newlands.

The finals are traditionally played at the iconic venue, but an alternative will probably be sought this time.

“[WPCA club cricket and facilities coordinator Lindsay O’Malley] presented the Ama20 Competition finals schedule, however, mentioned that due to all cricket at Newlands going up until May 2019, it is unlikely that the finals will take place at Newlands,” read an excerpt from the minutes of a WPCA local leagues committee meeting, which happened in mid-November.

“The committee have decided to decide on venues in January 2019.”

Avendale Cricket Club and Strandfontein Cricket Club will contest the first division A final.

Hottentots Holland Cricket Club will clash with Somerset West Cricket Club in the first division B final.

The first division C final will see Glamorgan Cricket Club meet Kensington Cricket Club.

In the first division D final, Belhar Cricket Club will face Mitchells Plain Cricket Club.

Durbanville Cricket Club beat Bellville Cricket Club in the final of the Ama20 Competition premier league final, at the University of the Western Cape Cricket Club, earlier this year.

Durbanville Cricket Club have since qualified for the T20 Community Cup in Pretoria again. They are the defending champions.

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