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Tournaments St George's Park - Eastern Province XI Win the Currie Cup
Eastern Province XI Win the Currie Cup

On the centenary of that first Test match, the South African Cricket Union decided to celebrate the occasion by playing the 1989 Currie Cup final on the Port Elizabeth Cricket Club ground.

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EP Herald - March 15, 1989
Modern high-finance cricket added considerable impetus to the need for improving facilities for players and spectators, and the Eastern Province Cricket Union had a leading part in a revamping programme on the ground that cost about R250 000.

It was stipulated that the game would be played on the Port Elizabeth Test venue irrespective of which teams qualified for the final.

This could not have been a happier decision for Port Elizabeth, because Eastern Province won through to play in the five day final on March 10-14.

It was the first time Eastern Province had played in a Currie Cup final, but the real cherry on top was that for the first time, led by Kepler Wessels, they were victorious and won the Cup.

Their opponents in the memorable game were Transvaal.

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