18th Jan, 2024

MICTvPR Preview: Bragging rights at stake for the Western Cape derby

By MI Cape Town Media

Momentum, Western Cape supremacy, making Newlands our fortress, we’re heading into Friday’s (January 19) game with all three checkboxes to tick. As our Head Coach, Robbie Peterson, put it, “it’s about getting that W against our name”. Another beautiful evening at Newlands beckons, another outing where the Newlands Faithful get right behind us awaits, the Paarl Royals are coming over having won each of their three games. It’s the perfect setting as we head into the weekend, and we’re determined to make it even better with that W. 

Although MI Cape Town didn’t have the best of seasons in the 2023 SA20, what we did manage was beating the Paarl Royals twice. We have the edge, we have the will, we have the team. We’ve been playing some super cricket, and it’s only a matter of time before we get on a roll. It’s an MI thing – start slowly, and then before you know it, become that unstoppable force. 

What: MI Cape Town vs Paarl Royals 

When: Friday, January 19 2024 | 5:30pm SAST, 9:00pm IST

Where: Newlands Stadium, Cape Town

What to expect: Another run-fest, this time with us on the right side of the result. It’s a sell-out crowd for the derby, and the Newlands Faithful won’t leave anything to chance. 


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