Action packed Pro20 weekend ahead
The second season of Standard Bank Pro20 cricket began the way the first ended, with a win for the Goodyear Eagles on Thursday night.
The second season of Standard Bank Pro20 cricket began the way the first ended, with a win for the Goodyear Eagles.
A vibrant Goodyear Park in Bloemfontein was awash with colour on Wednesday night as close to 7000 people watched the defending champions cruise to a 70 run win over the Nashua Dolphins.
And there is more of the same action this weekend with three Standard Bank Pro20 matches around the country.
On Friday 1st April, the remaining four franchise teams are in action in two North vs South encounters.
The Highveld Lions entertain Nashua WP/Boland at the Wanderers "Bullring" in Johannesburg,and in Port Elizabeth the place to be is the Sahara Oval, St.George's where last seasons beaten finalists, the Mercedes Warriors clash with the Nashua Titans.
Gates open at the Wanderers at 4pm, and tickets are R30 for adults and R15 for scholars under 18. The first ball will be bowled at 6pm
At Sahara Oval, St George's, the gates will open at 3pm and tickets are R25 for adults and R10 for scholars under 18. The match starts at 7:35pm.
Then on Sunday the action and entertainment will be in the afternoon in Cape Town when Nashua WP/Boland take on the Mercedes Warriors from 2:30pm
Gates at Sahara Park, Newlands will open at 1pm and tickets are R40 for the stands and R 30 for grass areas. For children under 14, tickets will cost R30 for the stands and R 15 for the grass areas.
Spectators who arrive early at all three grounds will be in line to get a Standard Bank hard hat in the colours of the home team.
Each venue will have a minimum of 1000 Hard Hats to give away at the gates.
And, as usual, the Dunk Tanks will be in operation. Each time the ball hits or clears the boundary a fan will get a dunking.
And if that's not enough water, there are always the Jacuzzi's, which will be bubbling over at each ground.