Old Edwardians Cricket Club won the 2022 edition of the T20 Community Cup on Sunday.
The Gauteng-based club beat remained unbeaten throughout the tournament.
They defeated Western Province Cricket Club, Burma Lads Cricket Club, Irene Villagers Cricket Club, the Rural Cricket South Africa XI and Clares Cricket Club.
Western Province Cricket Club finished in second position. The winners were awarded R30,000 and runners-up R15,000.
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Engelbrecht Batter of the Tournament
Rural Cricket South Africa XI star Nathan Engelbrecht was named Batter of the Tournament. His top performance was 73 not out against Burma Lads Cricket Club.
Smit Player of the Tournament
Clares Cricket Club all-rounder Jesse Smit was named Player of the Tournament. Smit put in several strong performances with the bat and ball throughout.
Behrens Bowler of the Tournament
Western Province Cricket Club leg-spinner Justin Behrens was named Bowler of the Tournament. His fine form was epitomsed by figures of five for 12 against the Rural Cricket South Africa XI.
What Cricket South Africa said
“Congratulations to Old Edwardians on being crowned the 2021-22 champions. This is a huge achievement as this makes them the number one community-based cricket club in the country,” said Cricket South Africa senior cricket manager Johan Weyers.
“Well done to all the participating teams on winning in their respective regions and making it to the final stage of the competition – the CSA T20 Community Cup.”
List of T20 Community Cup winners
Old Edwardians Cricket Club are the third club from Gauteng to win the T20 Community Cup.
- 2022: Old Edwardians Cricket Club (Gauteng)
- 2018: Delfos Cricket Club (Gauteng)
- Late 2017: Durbanville Cricket Club (Western Province)
- Early 2017: Jeppe Quondam Cricket Club (Gauteng)
The 2019 T20 Community Cup was completely washed out and was not played in 2020 and 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“It is a great honour to be able host a successful T20 Community Cup after the last edition was rained out and the last two years were disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic,” added Weyers.