The name Newlands is strongly associated with regional and national sports for good reason;
It is not only home to Western Province Rugby but also Western Province Cricket!
Newlands Rugby Stadium
Newlands Stadium, currently referred to as DHL Newlands for sponsorship reasons , is located in Cape Town, South Africa. The stadium currently has a capacity of 51,900 people, but is not an all seater venue.It is the oldest rugby stadium in South Africa and the second-oldest rugby stadium in the world.
Various sports teams currently use the stadium as their home base, including: Stormers in Super Rugby and Western Province in the Currie Cup. The city’s 2 Premier Soccer League clubs Ajax Cape Town and Santos also, occasionally host matches at the stadium. (Source: Wikipedia)
Newlands Cricket Ground
The Newlands Cricket Ground is the home of the Cape Cobras, who play in the Sunfoil Series, Momentum 1 Day Cup and RamSlam Pro20 competitions. It is also a venue for Test matches. Newlands is regarded as one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the world, being overlooked by Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak. It is close to Newlands Stadium, which is a rugby unionand football venue. The cricket ground opened in 1888. The ground hosted its first Test match on 24 March 1889 when England defeated South Africa by an innings and 202 runs. As of January 2014, there have been 50 Test matches played at the ground of which South Africa has won 18, their opponents 22 and 10 which ended in a draw. The last team besides Australia to beat South Africa there was New Zealand, in January 1962. The first One Day International played at the ground was on 7 December 1992 when South Africa beat India by 6 wickets. As of January 2014, there have been 36 One Day Internationals played at the ground including five in the 2003 Cricket World Cup. South Africa has won 25 of its ODI games here and lost 5 (Pakistan being the most recent opposition victor in November 2013). Between 1991 and 1997 numerous changes were made to the ground. Large portions of the grass embankments were replaced by pavilions increasing the seating capacity to 25,000. Newlands is one of the few cricket grounds in South Africa that tends to favour spinners. Most grounds tend to favour pacemen or batsmen, but the Western Cape has had a history of having very good spinners, a recent example being Paul Adams. (Source: Wikipedia)