Lloyd Burnard | From 'Baby AB' to blossoming Bedingham, don't let SA's best get away

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Lloyd Burnard
Lloyd Burnard

There is an unabating argument from a corner of the South African sports-loving public who remain convinced that the quality of domestic cricket in this country is poor. 

Those concerns were heightened when, at the start of the current season, the six-team franchise system was scrapped in favour of a more traditional provincial structure. 

There are eight teams in Division 1 and seven in Division 2, for a total of 15 regions that now have to sustain themselves financially and produce cricketers, and that expansion understandably raised eyebrows over whether the overall product would become diluted. 

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