England Cricket
England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
By Michael Norwood
February 24 2019

Superb scenery alongside great cricket, cheap wine and beer and amazing people, will be the setting for England in the winter of 2019-20, as they head to South Africa for a four test tour in December, which means England Cricket Fans will be able to enjoy Christmas and the New Year in the sun.

There will also be three One Day internationals and three One Day T20's to wet your appetite. England secured a fantastic 2-1 test series win in 2015-16, and Cape Town was witness to what will undoubtably be Ben Stoke's finest test innings, when he absolutely went crazy for his double ton.

Who wouldn't want to witness the fantasitc iconic scenery of Newlands, with Table Mountain as it's backdrop, alongside the Castle Lager Brewery.

Details are due out soon, with Centurion rumoured to be hosting the Boxing Day opening test, following a successful trial in 2018 when the locals supported the test match with Pakistan.

Cape Town will hold their annual new year test, which normally starts on the 2nd January, there is then some debate over the venue for the 3rd test, with rumours Port Elizabeth is in the running ahead of the bull-ring in Johannesburg, which is likely to host the final test of the four.

England supporters were hoping to see Port Elizabeth on the card for the Boxing Day test, having been sent to Durban for the corrosponding fixture in 2015/16, however with that game and others at Kingsmead being poorly supported, the venue has slipped down the radar of the South African Cricket board.

Before all of this of course, England are due for two test matches in New Zealand in late October/November, with both Wellington and Hamilton on the list of venues set to host the two match series.

South Africa are more than beatable at home currently, having seen Sri Lanka turn up and shock them with a 2-0 series win, ironically in an empty Durban cricket ground, to become the first Asian team to win on South African soil.

As the Barmy Army have since disbanded their message board for travellers, why not use England Cricket Sportnetwork as your base to discover travel tips.

Register a profile now, and as the site grows this year, you should be able to find tips on where to book this iconic tour to see England Cricket Abroad.

http://www.cricketnetwork.co.uk/boards/register/s688.htm?1360

England future Test tours

2019

Ireland (home) 1 match

Australia (home) 5 matches

New Zealand (away) 2 matches

South Africa (away) 4 matches

2020

Sri Lanka (away) 2 matches

West Indies (home) 3 matches

Pakistan (home) 3 matches