Cricket history goes as far back as the 13th century and just like many other games, it has an English history. However, cricket is adored world wide now and the rainbow nation has produced outstanding cricket players that have conquered the world. Cricketers must respect the “Spirit of Cricket” which has Respect, Fair Play and Congratulating winners at its core. The NWU Mafikeng campus sports department facilitates the growth of athletes that are cricket lovers and the team competes in a number of competitions to provide the players with the perfect exposure.
NWU Mafikeng Cricket team is making their presence felt in the Province and at the National level too. In 2014 they made the League Quarter finals, 2016 - Second Place Annual T20 competition, 2017 - USSA B third place, 2018 - USSA B third place and 2019 - 1 Player selected for NW Rural cricket (Provincial level).
The NWU Cricket Club was established in 1936 and has a 85 year rich tradition of delivering quality cricketers. The club is a pipeline of young provincial cricketers that aspire to represent The Proteas. Over the last 5 year the club produced Chris Morris, Rassie van der Dussen, Janneman Malan, Bjorn Fortuin and Wihan Lubbe to the national team.
Success stories include producing players to The Proteas, CSA Academy, USSA XI as well as for the Franchise and semi-pro teams across the country.
The club won the CSA National Club Championships in 2001 and 2016, was second in 2017, won the Varsity Cricket Tournament in 2017, was second in 2018 and 3rd in 2019. We also won the Red Bull Campus Cricket Challenge in 2017.
Our facilities are of world class standard with 2 top notch playing fields next to each other. Our net facilities are also used by counties every year.
Our coaches are well equipped to assist players on a daily basis with training and to make our players match ready.
Cricket has helped NWUSport to be a leading sport university in South Africa.
Conrad de Swardt
NWU Cricket Club
T: 018 299 1056