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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.

Centurion will 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 Port Elizabeth hosting the third test match of the series, and then the Bull Ring in Johannesburg which is 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 tour of South Africa 2019/20

Tue 17 - Wed 18 Dec: Two-day Tour Match - Willowmoore Park, Benoni

Mon 20 - Wed 22 Decv South Africa ‘A’ - Willowmoore Park, Benoni

Thu 26 - Mon 30 Dec: 1st Test v South Africa - SuperSport Park, Centurion

Fri 3 - Tue 7 Jan: 2nd Test v South Africa - PPC Newlands, Cape Town

Thu 16 - Mon 20 Jan: 3rd Test v South Africa - St George's Park, Port Elizabeth

Fri 24 - Tue 28 Jan: 4th Test v South Africa - Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

Fri 31 Jan: One-day warm-up - Eurolux Boland Park, Paarl

Sat 1 Feb: One-day warm-up - Eurolux Boland Park, Paarl

Tue 4 Feb: 1st ODI v South Africa - PPC Newlands, Cape Town

Fri 7 Feb: 2nd ODI v South Africa - Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban

Sun 9 Feb: 3rd ODI v South Africa - Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

Wed 12 Feb: 1st T20I v South Africa - Buffalo Park, East London

Fri 14 Feb: 2nd T20I v South Africa - Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban

Sun 16 Feb: 3rd T20I v South Africa - SuperSport Park, Centurion

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

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England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
24/02/2019 16:17
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MidOn
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Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
24/02/2019 16:27
As someone who enjoyed the West Indies for the opening two tests, I do wish those that were in charge, gave us much more notice for these tours.

The flights are on sale now, but I dare not commit, as I know SA would probably throw a spoke in the wheel and re-arrange.

The Cape Town test is the only one set in stone, so all be told, will just fly there for 10 days and enjoy NYE.

 
MidOn
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Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
03/03/2019 16:18
I see the Barmy Army travel Rep, Andy has resigned.

Good Riddance in my eyes, rather book on my own that with that arrogant p**** !!

As for Cape Town, all flights are booked.

Flying out on Friday 27th Dec, and coming back on 10th January, paid £850 but changing in Frankfurt, still be worth it for 3 of us though.

 
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09/03/2019 15:02
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Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
09/03/2019 15:04
Hi, does anyone have any idea when the official tour dates will be confirmed for South Africa, waiting to book my trip to Cape Town, cheers

 
MidOn
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Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
09/03/2019 15:57
Should be soon, but Cape Town will be 3rd January without a doubt, I’d say the official word will be within the next couple of weeks though.

 
Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
09/03/2019 16:17
Cheers pal, why is it taking so long? Not usually this long

 
MidOn
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Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
09/03/2019 18:07
It’s the recent trend to be honest.

Aggers knew the New Zealand schedule a while back and said so on the radio, not sure why we are the last to know

The crowded schedule may have something to do with it but its no excuse to keep us in the dark.

The rumour is Port Elizabeth is the third test after Cape Town but a bit of a gap so people can go down the garden route.

 
Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
10/03/2019 19:52
Organised tour or independent?

 
MidOn
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Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
10/03/2019 20:22
I always book on my own, I booked with the Barmy Army for Australia in 2006/07, but they took on too much and I soon came to realise its much easier to book on your own with a little time and effort.

There is some good prices at the minute, say for example fly to Joburg for £550 return, you can then work out which test matches you want to do.

Cape Town is amazing and very chesp, £5 for a grass bank ticket last time I went.

 
bread
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Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
10/03/2019 21:29
Just booked up my flight for a 4 week trip [:wor kid:].

Newlands is one of the best grounds in the world to watch cricket, stunning location and backdrop. Love Cape Town, great place and SA is just so cheap. Been a few times for cricket and holiday as well.

Anyone needs anything or any questions with SA, give me a shout on here, also on twitter @breadus

On a side note and a plug if that's allowed on here. Myself and my partner who has also travelled extensively following cricket, we will have our own travel franchise WC 18/3 so will be able to help anyone as well and will have some info available end of that week.

Regular tourer since 2006 Ashes, and done all the set, and a few times on some as well.

 
MidOn
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Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
10/03/2019 22:45
I should have waited then, could have got me a discount!

Last time in Cape Town, there was 8,000 England supporters, I think even more this time round.

Need something to do for a couple of days when the test finishes before I fly home still.



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Barmy Mike
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Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
11/03/2019 11:38
Not so good news on the fixture front, what are they playing at now?

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Barmy Mike
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Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
11/03/2019 11:41
Luckily I only booked to fly into Joburg, so if there is any change, at least I can then buzz off to wherever they are playing the NYE test.

Still want it to be CT though, great City and can't see them moving it just for the sake of a few quid.

We are then planning on doing Port Elizabeth (unless that was just a rumour and has since changed), before flying back home from Joburg.

Air France has some great prices at the moment!

 
Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
11/03/2019 19:28
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MidOn
I always book on my own, I booked with the Barmy Army for Australia in 2006/07, but they took on too much and I soon came to realise its much easier to book on your own with a little time and effort.
There is some good prices at the minute, say for example fly to Joburg for £550 return, you can then work out which test matches you want to do.

Cape Town is amazing and very chesp, £5 for a grass bank ticket last time I went.

 
Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
11/03/2019 19:31
Cheers lads, where in cape Town is the best and safest place to stay, location, nightlife and not too far from Newlands etc, cheers

 
MidOn
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Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
11/03/2019 19:45
i have stayed within walking distance of the waterfront, most of Cape Town is safe, including around newlands.

Waterfront nightlife is quite good so is Long Street but just have your witts about you after midnight that’s all.

Newlands is a good taxi ride from the waterfront however but the way cricket goes these days, it wont be on long!

 
Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
11/03/2019 19:53
Been hearing csa are on about opening bidding for venues to host cricket games causing a delay in fixture confirmation for the England tour, do you think it will affect the new years test?

 
bread
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Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
11/03/2019 20:02
Stayed in Greenpoint last time, and have booked there this time. Done Camps Bay before which is nice, just a bit away from nightlife, but worth a night there. Safe in GreenPoint and walk able to the waterfront. You can't go wrong with the waterfront, plenty of restaurants and bars. Just evening a taxi back is the best bet, making sure they are licenced ones. GP has a few places as well, and Long Street is a good night, such as Beerhouse Bar, but again making sure you are getting in a proper taxi, uber or unicab apps are good.

Bout 20 mins transfer or so from GP and easy and cheap to get a cab to Newlands. All being well it will stay in CT. I can't see it moving anywhere else and nor could anywhere else cope with the influx of England fans. Maybe a way of getting more money from the venues.

My flight is a return to Joborg so can book internal afterwards should it change but hopefully it will stay in CT.

 
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11/03/2019 20:06
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Been hearing csa are on about opening bidding for venues to host cricket games causing a delay in fixture confirmation for the England tour, do you think it will affect the new years test?

It’s just them flexing their muscles, CT will still happen fior the new year test.

 
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Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
20/04/2019 20:35
Found this tucked away, citing Newlands is still on for the NY test .

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Halloween Jack
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Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
01/05/2019 11:37
At the beginning of April CSA chief exec said that the schedule would be announced by the end of the month, obviously he didn't say which month! On an alternative cricket fans site someone who has been in contact with CSA says the release of the schedule has now been put back until the end of June.

 
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Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
01/05/2019 18:46
That is just ridiculous, how are fans to prepare the trip during the winter?

 
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Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
24/05/2019 12:09
At long long last, get booking folks and see you out there!!

 
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Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
29/05/2019 13:14
Hi all new poster here. I’ve just booked flights etc for cape town test. My first away test match so no idea how to get tickets. Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance

 
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Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
29/05/2019 21:03
Just turn up and pay on day.not a problem.

 
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Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
29/05/2019 21:27
They normally release ticket details around October time.

Normally £5 for a grass bank ticket, we’ll publish news as soon as we have any.

Even with 8,000 England fans there last time, you could still get tickets a few days before but the first three days did sell out.

That said, there is always people selling them in the bars leading up the game and also outside the ground on the morning of each day.

 
Oh glammy glammy
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Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
29/05/2019 22:01
Great thanks for replies guys 👍

 
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Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
30/05/2019 01:49
No problem, you’ll love Cape Town, definately my favourite test ground, gorgeous scenery and cheap beer as well (if the exchange rate holds up)

 
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Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
30/05/2019 10:27
Sounds just like I’d hoped it would be. Can’t wait. Thanks again for info will keep eye on message board 👍

 
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Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
30/05/2019 18:11
I’m just glad my gamble of looking at Cape Town and Port Elizabeth has paid off, 3 weeks in the sun!!

 
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Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
30/05/2019 21:58
Dont go out after dark !

 
SiteAdmin
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Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
30/05/2019 22:37
Never had s bad experience in cape town, day or night. Just keep your wits about you as you would anywhere

 
bread
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Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
01/06/2019 09:02
Hi Guys

If anyone needs any help for the tour to South Africa, we can help book for you and tailor any packages that suit.

Experienced tourers since the 2006 ill fated Ashes tour, visited all places many times and done South Africa a few times as well and looking forward to going back again this year. It is a great tour and CT and Newlands is by far one of the best places to watch cricket with the stunning backdrop.

You can visit us at www.cricket-holidays.com

Or we are on Facebook under Craig & Janet - Not Just Travel

www.craigandjanet.notjusttravel.com is our own website as well

Thank you
Craig

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