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.
Each 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 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.
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
Good luck with your picks this season!