Now they are on the nomination list as team of the year at the South African national sports awards evening.
This has happened after the Western Province women won the domestic double in the 2017/2018 season.
The past five years the triumphant team have won 13 from the 15 trophies that were up for grabs.
Lindsay O’ Malley, women’s cricket coordinator of the WPCA, said: “It is a fantastic achievement for the women’s cricket team that have dominated women’s cricket for many years. The ladies not only won the award at the WPCA ceremony, they also beat the Western Province rugby team at the Cape Town district sports awards and walked away with the prize at the Western Cape sports ceremonies.
“It is an apt recognition for their dominance over many years,” O’ Malley added.
Clinton du Preez, cricket services manager of the WPCA, said the Association is ecstatic and extremely proud of the women’s team which has been the most successful team in the Western Province for a long time. We wish to thank Cobus Roodt in his unfortunate absence, Gabi-Lee van der Westhuizen (manager of the team) and Alexis Le Breton (captain) as well as the players for the proud legacy that they have left behind.
“Each individual player and also a number of them who were awarded with national selection played a pivotal role in these awards,” said Du Preez.
“Obviously they should not allow any dip in their performances, but I’m sure their performances will continue as they are a formidable group of players together.”
Said Van der Westhuizen: “This is a huge achievement, this has been the culmination of seven years of dedication by Cobus Roodt and the late Roodt would have been proud. It is more than awards, there has also been a production of players that have received national recognition.
“Credit must also go to Le Breton, who was player of the year, and to the players who have toiled 10 months of the year. Last year the team won the GSport team of the year. I hope that women’s cricket will get the exposure they deserve, as many of them have to study, do their jobs and also play cricket,” said Van der Westhuizen.