About Senwes Park Cricket Stadium

Formerly known as the North West Cricket Stadium, the ground was renamed to Senwes Park as of 2008, due to a naming rights agreement. It was previously known as Sedgars Park and is situated in Potchefstroom, South Africa.

It is the home to the North West Dragons provincial team, and is one of South Africa's newer international grounds.

January 2000 saw the start of building the main pavilion. In June of the same year, the stadium lights were functional. It was first used in October 2000 for a match between South Africa and New Zealand. Nicky Boje ensured the occasion would be remembered when he blasted an unbeaten 105 off only 93 deliveries, but the match was ultimately rained out.

During October 2002 the electronic scoreboard was operated for the first time when the venue became a Test ground hosting the second Test between South Africa and Bangladesh. Herschelle Gibbs, Gary Kirsten and Jacques Kallis all scored centuries, as the Proteas raced to an innings and 160 runs victory.

During the 2003 World Cup the North West Stadium hosted three contests, including the match between South Africa and Kenya during which Jonty Rhodes broke his hand, bringing an untimely end to his international career; he had planned to retire after the World Cup.

On the days when international matches are not played (which is pretty often), the franchise team, the bizhub Highveld Lions is heard roaring in the cool shades of Senwes Park. The stadium is well equipped with floodlights and considering the plans that are in the offing to upgrade it one shall certainly see more of international matches in this picturesque ground.

The stadium boosts a very busy schedule and annually hosts a vast variety of events. Some of the successful events include International qualifying tournaments for both male and female teams, concerts like the Aardklop National Festival and Carols by Candlelight, national teams like the SA Women team, England and Scotland, Franchises such as the Highveld Lions and Kolkata Knight Riders, numerous counties and Indian touring teams.

It is probably the only stadium in the world that has the privilege of having been a part of hosting two World Cup winners – Australia cricket 2003 and Spain soccer 2010.