Cricket was brought to South Africa all the way back during the Napoleonic wars with the first recorded match in Cape Town, 1808. Port Elizabeth Cricket club, the first of its kind was created in 1843 with the first South African championships in 1876.
Fast forward nearly 150 years and Cricket has become a staple of South African culture, to the extent of hosting the cricket world cup in 2003. The main domestic competitions consist of the Supersport Series, Interprovincial limited overs Competition, the MTN limited overs cup and the Standard Bank Pro 20 Series.
Test and 1 Day Cricket
The difference between test and 1 day cricket matches is primarily that test matches take place over 5 days. There is no restriction on overs or innings during a test match though a provision is usually set for 90 overs per day. Whereas 1 day caps the overs at 50 for first class or international teams, there may be a choice between 40 and 45 overs per team for leagues below first class and 20 overs per team for a T20.
The difference this makes on gambling options concern the time taken to provide a winner and the difference in the amount of runs that can be captured during each game. Because test cricket goes on for much longer it is important this is considered when placing bets.
The most popular cricket events around the world are very well known with most taking place at different locations globally. The ICC Cricket World Cup involved 20 teams with the current champions being England. The ICC World Twenty20 and World test Championship are more recent tournaments involving teams globally and The Ashes are played every two years between Australia and England, all tournaments gain huge media coverage.
There are plenty of bets that can be placed across both test and one day cricket matches. Possible bets could be the winning team, the team with the top batter, most run outs, number of innings etc. You can visit our bonus section and find some excellent sign up offers.
For beginners to this type of gambling we would advise keeping up with South African cricket news and fixtures. The more you know about the sport and teams the better your chances of pitching an informed bet and hopefully getting a win.
If you are looking to get into gambling on Cricket, then now is a brilliant time for it with tours ongoing throughout the Summer and Autumn months. Amongst many others there are South Africa’s tour of Ireland in June and India in October as well as hosting the Netherlands in September.