Why Pirates?

Pirates Cricket Club is a section of Pirates Sports Club, the oldest sports club in Johannesburg based in the Greenside/Parkhurst area. Pirates Cricket is fully amateur, and has 6 senior teams competing throughout the Central Gauteng Lions Saturday and Sunday leagues, including a team in the premier league A division. Pirates caters for all cricketers and welcomes new potentials to enquire about joining.

Pirates Junior Cricket Academy offers coaching, Central Gauteng Lions league matches and tournament participation to boys and girls from U7 through to  U15 age groups year round. Our PJCA members regularly participate in winter leagues, 20/20 tournaments and even the new Hundred format.

What we are all about

Established in 1888, Pirates Cricket Club is the oldest cricket club in Johannesburg, the only non-tertiary club in Gauteng to have won National Club Championships and more recently winners of CGL Premier League B.    


6 Senior teams



Proud history

Latest news



Pirates Cricket Club Win CGL Time Title And Target Premier League PromotionPirates Cricket Club won the 2022-23 Central Gauteng Lions premier league B time competition last week – and will pursue a second title for the season this week. Tuesday, 21 March’s 171-run win...

A proud history, a bright future

Despite being a fully amateur club, Pirates has and still attracts big name cricketers to don the Skull and Crossbones. Over the years, we have been represented by internationals such as Steven Jack, Clive Eksteen, Mark Rushmere, Sylvester Clarke (West Indies), Grant Elliott (New Zealand) and Matthew Hoggard (England) among others. Most recently, Keaton Jennings called Pirates home away from home in his off seasons from the English domestic and international season whilst Ryan Cartwright was a key member in Pirates promotion back into Pem A

A leader in on the field ability (we are the only Gauteng non-tertiary club to have won National Club Championships), our section is a leader off the field too. Pirates were the first cricket club in South Africa to elect a lady chairperson, and for 22 years now have successfully run a development cricket section borne out of the original homeless cricket initiative which focused on using cricket to provide inner city kids from Johannesburg meals and a positive sporting experience.


89/90 League Champs

22/23 Prem B Champs