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

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England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
Posted by: England Cricket (IP Logged)
Date: 24/02/2019 16:17

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Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
Posted by: MidOn (IP Logged)
Date: 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.

Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
Posted by: MidOn (IP Logged)
Date: 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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Posted by: haleyandmick@talktalk.net (IP Logged)
Date: 09/03/2019 15:02

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Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
Posted by: haleyandmick@talktalk.net (IP Logged)
Date: 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

Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
Posted by: MidOn (IP Logged)
Date: 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
Posted by: haleyandmick@talktalk.net (IP Logged)
Date: 09/03/2019 16:17

Cheers pal, why is it taking so long? Not usually this long

Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
Posted by: MidOn (IP Logged)
Date: 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
Posted by: haleyandmick@talktalk.net (IP Logged)
Date: 10/03/2019 19:52

Organised tour or independent?

Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
Posted by: MidOn (IP Logged)
Date: 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.

Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
Posted by: bread (IP Logged)
Date: 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.

Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
Posted by: MidOn (IP Logged)
Date: 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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Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
Posted by: Barmy Mike (IP Logged)
Date: 11/03/2019 11:38

Not so good news on the fixture front, what are they playing at now?

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Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
Posted by: Barmy Mike (IP Logged)
Date: 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
Posted by: haleyandmick@talktalk.net (IP Logged)
Date: 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
Posted by: haleyandmick@talktalk.net (IP Logged)
Date: 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

Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
Posted by: MidOn (IP Logged)
Date: 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
Posted by: haleyandmick@talktalk.net (IP Logged)
Date: 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?

Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
Posted by: bread (IP Logged)
Date: 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.

Re: England Cricket in South Africa 2019-20
Posted by: MidOn (IP Logged)
Date: 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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