Momentum One Day Cup 2014: Tournament Preview

The Momentum One Day Cup is South Africa’s premier one day cricket competition, with six sides from across the country taking part. The games are well-supported, with day-night games a regular feature and crowds often reaching higher numbers than for international test matches.

momentumEach of the sides play each other home and away throughout the season, with the sides finishing first to third qualifying for the play-offs. Second and third play in a semi-final to see who plays first in the final. Intriguingly, the competition employs a bonus point system – you get an extra point if the winning team achieves a run rate of at least 1.25 times that of the opposition.

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Last season

Last season saw the final, between the Titans and the Cape Cobras, abandoned due to rain (twice) – the title was shared. The Titans finished third, but made the final after beating the Dolphins in the play-off.

Position Team Points
1 Cape Cobras 28
2 Dolphins 28
3 Titans 24
4 Warriors 24
5 Knights 15
6 Lions 8
Year Winner
2013 Cape Cobras/Titans
2012 Cape Cobras
2011 Knights
2010 Warriors
2009 Titans
20008 Titans

First round fixtures

Titans v Dolphins
FRI 10 OCT 15:00 (LOCAL) SuperSport Park, Centurion
Knights v Cape Cobras
SAT 11 OCT 15:00 (LOCAL) Kimberley Oval, Kimberley
Lions v Warriors
SUN 12 OCT 10:00 (LOCAL) Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
Dolphins v Lions
WED 15 OCT 15:00 (LOCAL) Kingsmead, Durban

So who will be crowned champions this year? Here are the bookies’ odds, according to Oddschecker:

Cape Cobras: 10/3
Titans: 7/2
Dolphins: 4/1
Knights: 9/2
Lions: 9/2
Warriors: 8/1

Good luck with your picks this season!

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