Lions beat Western Province in 4-Day Domestic Series final

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The Lions beat Western Province by 99 runs in the final of this season’s 4-Day Domestic Series, division one, at the Wanderers in Johannesburg last week.

The Lions collected 225 all out in the first innings. Western Province replied with 312 all out.

In the second innings, the Lions hit 394 all out. Western Province responded with 208 all out.

“I am really proud of the whole squad. It was a real squad effort because a guy like Mitchell van Buuren didn’t play in the final, but was one of our leading run-scorers,” said Lions head coach Russell Domingo.

Duanne Olivier was one of our leading wicket-takers and Wandile Makwetu also made a big contribution. The guys fought extra hard in this final for those who weren’t playing – they dug really deep and I am so proud of them.

“We showed really good character, we had to be tough mentally, stick to our gameplans and fight hard. We had to stay calm.

“This will be a game we will think about in 20 years’ time and it’s one of the best wins I’ve experienced.”

Recent 4-Day Domestic Series Champions – division one

  • 2023-24: Lions
  • 2022–23: Dolphins
  • 2021–22: Titans
  • 2020–21: Dolphins

Northern Cape win 4-Day Domestic Series, division two, title again

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Last month, Northern Cape won the 4-Day Domestic Series, division two, title for a third successive season.

“Congratulations to the Lions and Northern Cape on their well-deserved victories. The level of cricket in the competition demonstrated the depth of talent within our domestic circuit,” said Cricket South Africa chief executive officer Pholetsi Moseki.

“With CSA values anchored in excellence, the organisation seeks to celebrate the remarkable achievements that keep the fans entertained.

“Our continued efforts to foster the growth of cricket and nurture the talents of future Proteas also inspire countless individuals to embrace the values of teamwork, discipline, and excellence.”

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