WP and Dolphins secure trophies in CSA's inaugural Professional Domestic Women's League

WP and Dolphins secure trophies in CSA's inaugural Professional Domestic Women's League

Western Province were crowned first division T20 champions while the Dolphins took the 50-over trophy after CSA's inaugural Professional Domestic Women's League came to an end.

The first division comprised of six provincial teams across the country, namely; Dolphins, Lions, Titans, Garden Route Badgers, Western Province, and Free Strate.

The Dolphins emerged victorious in the CSA Women's 1-Day Cup, securing the championship title under the guidance of former Proteas Women's cricketer Angelique Taai. 

In the CSA Women's T20 Challenge, Western Province clinched the championship title, with another former Proteas Women's cricketer Claire Terblanche steering her team to success.

Meanwhile, the Lions finished as runners-up in both competitions, showcasing their competitiveness in both formats throughout the season.

Proteas Women's batter Tazmin Brits emerged as the top run-scorer in both competitions with a remarkable tally of 464 runs in seven matches in the 50-over format and 349 runs in seven games in the T20 tournament.

Western Province's Nosipho Vezi and Titan's Paulinah Mashishi led the wicket-takers log in T20s, demonstrating their bowling prowess and contributing significantly to their teams' performances.

CSA Director of Cricket, Enoch Nkwe, said: "The CSA Women's League has not only elevated the standard of women's cricket but has also paved the way for the continued growth and development of the sport in SA.

"This structure has fostered intense competition and provided valuable opportunities for players to develop their game. 

"With a clear pathway for teams to progress between divisions, the league is poised to become a breeding ground for future cricket stars and a source of inspiration for aspiring players across the nation.

"With plans already underway for the next season, CSA remains committed to building on the momentum generated by the first season and further elevating the status of women's cricket."

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