South Africa Domestic Season 2011/12
The season is about to start as soon as Friday with the Warriors in action in CLT20 and the Cobras in action on Saturday.
Just to fill in on the off-season where maybe go into detail later but the SA emerging side faired pretty decently and there was some strong individual performances notably Reeza Hendricks with the bat and a few decent bowling perfromances.
The 'A' side had a brief triangular in Zim and it was disappointing in a way in that a lot of the Aus & Saf players were in full off-season and hadn't had a lot of cricket. Saf & Aus were in the final but South Africa lost 2 close matches to Aus and one being in the final.
The SA u19 side beat ENG 4-2 in England and there is some great talent in the side. There will be a large group getting franchise contracts as well when the time is right and its not easy with the countries talent being split into 6 squads. Also good to see a key player like Calvin Savage (bowling all-rounder) coming back from a serious stress facture at such a young age and bowling steadily and within himself as a first change bowler. 11 of the 15 players will be available for next years u19 WC in Brisbane as well.
The SuperSport 4-day series kicks off at the end of the month as well and the fixtures are up. Another great change in the SA domestic structures is that our one-day cricket is 50 overs now and that really will be beneficial to the fringe and young cricketers aspiring to play on the international scene.
There also has been changes in the domestic squads and a few coach changes and I will put it up.
The international season sees a disappointingly short Australian tour (especially tests) and the Sri Lankans visiting over the festive period.