Senwes Park in Potchefstroom, North West, is one of South Africa's newer international grounds. Built in 1998, it is an ideal training and match venue for cricket. The ground has hosted many international and domestic games, as well as the pre-season programs of teams such as the West-Indies, South Africa, Bizhub Highveld Lions, Nashua Cape Cobras, and many more.
Senwes Park facilities: • Standard Bank Hall for functions etc. • Presidential Suite • World-class nets • Senwes Park Oval • Grand Stand & Grass Embankment • Lecture Theatre • Gym & Museum • Media Centre
The stadium was first used in October 2000 for a match between South Africa and New Zealand. Nicky Boje made it a memorable occasion when he blasted an unbeaten 105 off only 93 deliveries. In October 2002, Senwes Park became a test ground when it hosted the second test between South Africa and Bangladesh. Herschelle Gibbs, Gary Kirsten, and Jacques Kallis all scored centuries, leading the Proteas to an innings and 160 runs victory. During the 2003 World Cup, the stadium hosted three contests, including the match between South Africa and Kenya where Jonty Rhodes broke his hand, marking the end to his international career.
The Bizhub Highveld Lions play some of their home matches at Senwes Park. The stadium is also home to AFL South Africa, the Australian Football League body that is responsible for developing “Aussie rulesâ€ football in the country. The Lions represent the region in AFL and use the stadium as their home ground.
Senwes Park hosts the annual International Cricket Camp, a world-class program that provides upcoming cricketers with the opportunity to be trained by renowned coaches in the field of cricket. Jimmy Cook, Deon Kruis, Gordon Parsons,Shukri Conrad, and Grant Morgan are some of the coaches that have been involved in the International Cricket Camp.