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WP, Dragons look to defend women's titles as SA hosts 2023 Women's World Cups

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Cricket South Africa (CSA) eagerly awaits the commencement of the CSA Women's Provincial season as the nation prepares to host the world in two International Cricket Council (ICC) events.With the inaugural ICC U19 Women's T20 World Cup and the ICC Women's T20 World Cup taking place in South Africa in January and February 2023, respectively, there is a huge focus on the CSA Women's Provincial One-Day and T20 Cups.There will be 16 provincial teams split into Division One, with the country's top six sides, and Division Two, with ten teams divided into two groups of five in Pool A and Pool B.The North West Dragons are heading into the season as defending 50-over champions after a stellar campaign that saw them top the One-Day table.

Proteas top-order batter Tazmin Brits, who has since left for the Garden Route Badgers, top-scored with 390 runs in just five innings.The Western Province will be looking to better their runner-up finish in the one-dayers, while aiming to repeat their unbeaten T20 record and defend last season's title.

WP's top-performer last season included Proteas' Faye Tunnicliffe, who ended as the leading run-scorer in T20s with 215 runs at an average of 71.66.Meanwhile, the Garden Route Badgers secured promotion in the previous season open their account against the Dolphins.All the action from the CSA Women's Provincial One-Day Cup and the CSA Women's Provincial T20 Cup will be streamed live on Pitch Vision beginning on Saturday, 24 September at 10:00.Opening weekend fixtures: CSA Women's Provincial One-Day Cup (All matches start at 10:00)Division One (Top 6):Saturday, 24 September: North West Dragons vs Dolphins (Witrand, Potchefstroom)Saturday, 24 September: Titans vs Western Province (TUT Oval, Tshwane) D

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