“It was a group of young rugby players who came together in 1886 as the first Wanderers Rugby Club in Johannesburg, quickly followed by another group calling themselves the Wanderers Cricket Club. These young men had ‘wandered’ from other mining towns, like Kimberley, attracted to the mining camp that grew from the discovery of gold in the Witwatersrand.
Since those historic days, Wanderers has provided a place for the people of Johannesburg to come together and celebrate life” (www.thewanderersclub.co.za)
The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg is known throughout the world as a premier sporting venue and home to the greatest one day cricket international ever played.
The Wanderers Cricket Club, affiliated to the Gauteng Cricket Board (GCB), currently has 8 senior teams (5 Sunday, 3 Saturday) and a thriving junior section.
Senior practices are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4.30pm during the season (September to March) at the Wanderers Club Bottom Oval.