‘Nobody wins this year’, as T20 Community Cup is a complete washout

File image: Christian Brothers College Old Boys Cricket Club.

The entire 2019 T20 Community Cup was washed out this month.

Bobbies Cricket Club, Christian Brothers College Old Boys Cricket Club, Robertson Cricket Club, Jeppe Quondam, Clares Cricket Club and United Cricket Club were scheduled to play 15 matches in Pretoria on 6, 7 and 8 December.

However, inclement weather didn’t allow for play on any of the three days. The Tshwane University of Technology Oval, Hammanskraal Mandela Oval and Sinovich Park were the host venues.

Cricket South Africa executive consultant Michael Owen-Smith confirmed the complete washout meant no new T20 Community Cup champion was crowned this month.

“Nobody wins this year,” Owen-Smith told Club Cricket SA.

Previous winners

Gauteng’s Delfos Cricket Club are the reigning champions after winning in late 2018, but did not qualify for the 2019 T20 Community Cup. Delfos Cricket Club had Lions fast bowler Craig Alexander that year. He has since moved to Boland.

Jeppe Quondam Cricket Club won the inaugural T20 Community Cup in early 2017. The Western Cape’s Durbanville Cricket Club won the second T20 Community Cup title in late 2017.

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