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Natal cricket team

The KwaZulu-Natal cricket team (formerly Natal cricket team) is the first-class cricket team that represents the province of KwaZulu-Natal (formerly Natal) in South Africa. For the purposes of the SuperSport Series, KwaZulu-Natal is the only team that has not merged with another and it has played in the series as the Dolphins from October 2004.


  • Currie Cup (21) - 1910–11, 1912–13, 1933–34, 1936–37, 1946–47, 1947–48, 1951–52, 1954–55, 1959–60, 1960–61, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1973–74, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1980–81, 1994–95, 1996–97, 2001–02; shared (3) - 1921–22, 1937–38, 1965–66
  • Standard Bank Cup (4) - 1983–84, 1996–97, 2000–01, 2001–02
  • South African Airways Provincial Three-Day Challenge (0) -
  • South African Airways Provincial One-Day Challenge (1) - 2006–07
  • Gillette Cup/Nissan Shield (3) - 1974–75, 1976–77, 1987–88

Club history

The team was originally called Natal and began playing in December 1889 at the start of first-class cricket in South Africa. The name changed in April 1998.


Venues have included:


  • South African Cricket Annual – various editions
  • Wisden Cricketers' Almanack – various editions

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