15 Feb MOMENTUM PROTEAS’ MULTI-FORMAT TOUR TO ENGLAND CONFIRMED
JOHANNESBURG: Cricket South Africa (CSA), alongside the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), are pleased to announce an extensive outbound tour for the Momentum Proteas against England Women in June and July this year, including an exciting once-off Test match to kick-off proceedings.
The two sides, who haven’t played each other in any format since 2018, will face off between 27 June – 27 July across seven cities in England in a tour consisting of a single four-day Test match, three One-Day International (ODI) ties and a gripping trio of T20 Internationals.
The red-ball clash will be held at the County Ground in Taunton, the same venue where the two nations played the second of two Tests in August 2003.
This will be South Africa’s first Test contest since taking on India in 2014, with the Proteas having taken part in five Women’s Test matches after the turn of the millennium against opponents England, Netherlands (2007), and India (2002, 2014).
In the limited-overs leg of the tour, Hilton Moreeng’s stars will be excited to overturn their fortunes from the 2018 tour, where the team went down two games to one in the 50-over encounters, before finishing third behind New Zealand and the English in a T20 Tri-Series.
The T20s will be crucial for both countries as they fine tune their readiness ahead of a historic appearance at the 2022 Commonwealth Games hosted in Birmingham, with the pair also set to meet in Group B.
CSA Director of Cricket, Graeme Smith is thrilled to confirm more quality matches for the Proteas Women, including a first Test match in over eight years:
“The exciting times keep rolling on for the Momentum Proteas and this tour against old foes England won’t be any different with the team looking to go from strength to strength in world cricket,” he commented.
“As the squad step up their preparations for the World Cup in New Zealand and on the back of an enthralling home series against the West Indies, it was important to secure more formidable fixtures for the side as they seek to continue performing at their highest level.
“The scheduled Test match, which is something most cricket fans want to see more of, is the cherry on top of what will be a pivotal tour in the build-up to the Commonwealth Games, and a huge thanks to Clare Connor and the ECB for helping arrange what promises to be a remarkable tour,” he added.
South Africa will begin their momentous Commonwealth journey with an opening fixture against the White Ferns on Saturday, July 30.
Momentum Proteas Tour to England Itinerary:
Only Test –
Monday, 27 June – Thursday June 30 @ 11h00 local time – Once-off Test – England vs South Africa (Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton)
One-Day International Series –
Monday, 11 July @ 14h00 local time – 1 st ODI – England vs South Africa (The County Ground, Northampton)
Friday, 15 July @ 14h00 local time – 2 nd ODI – England vs South Africa (Bristol County Ground, Bristol)
Monday, 18 July @ 14h00 local time – 3 rd ODI – England vs South Africa (The Uptonsteel County Ground, Leicester)
T20 Series –
Thursday, 21 July @ 19h00 local time – 1 st T20 – England vs South Africa (The Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford)
Saturday, 23 July @ 14h30 local time – 2 nd T20 – England vs South Africa (Blackfinch New Road, Worcester)
Monday, 25 July @ 18h30 local time – 3 rd T20 – England vs South Africa (The Incora County Ground, Derby)
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Issued by: Cricket South Africa – Corporate Communications
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