Attendances at domestic matches are depressingly low, despite offering great value-for-money entertainment.
For more than 40 years a club cricketer par excellence, Edmund Ntikinca still displays a canny take on life.
A defiant century stand from captain Misbah-ul-Huq and Asad Shafiq took Pakistan safely to stumps on day three of the first Test against South Africa.
The Highveld Lions put themselves back into the SuperSport Series title race when they beat the Warriors by 94 runs at St George's Park.
South Africa go into the final Test against England one-nil down, needing a victory to level the series and retain the Basil d'Oliveira trophy.