August 1874: Volksraad members, repeatedly adjourned their deliberations during the second of what were many Pretoria vs Potchefstroom games. Although the older members didn't understand this strange English pastime, they certainly encouraged it. But one particular incident almost ended in the sport being banned from Pretoria. Jim Nobel, President Burgers' secretary and a mighty slugger, put a ball through the window of the Volksraad chamber, and narrowly missed the Speaker. The furious Landvaders seriously debated for almost two hours over closing the square to the game. But President Burgers and his Attorney General, both lovers of the game, interceded.
September 1882: A cattle compound, only a few minutes buggy ride from Church Square and part of the Widow Hoffman's large farm, which incorporated what is now the Fountains Valley, became the next home for Pretoria's cricketers. By the time Walter Read's England Xl visited Pretoria, the compound had become known as Berea Park.
1902: Fate of Berea was uncertain as co-keepers of the deed, Mrs Bourke and Norse, wanted to sell their interest. 35 years later: Berea Park became the home of the old North-Eastern Transvaal Cricket Union, now the Northerns Cricket Union
After World War II:The union had temporary homes at Willow Moore Park, Benoni, the Caledonian Ground and Loftus Versfeld. Yet they always returned to Berea Park.
1981 - 82 season: A-Section Currie Cup status secure, it had become obvious the ground's aged facilities were in need of a major facelift and upgrading if it was to survive as a major cricket ground. Thus the eventual realisation that another venue must be found.
1984/5 Dream Come True! Centurion Park, Northerns brand new cricket stadium in Centurion, was such a dream: born out of frustration and the need to see the sport in the province develop, and it was put together by a group of unpaid, part-time administrators. Northerns’ new home, because of its size, had more than double the capacity of Berea Park and could accommodate up to 20 000 people. About 12 kilometers south of Pretoria, it is the only sports ground in the world which gave its name to a municipality: Centurion. Dr Willie Basson, former president of the NCU, recalls selecting the name after a "name the ground" competition.
November 15, 1986: Centurion Park made its controversial dew-laden debut as a provincial venue.
1994: The stadium won a special distinction award in 1994 from the International Association for Sport and Leisure Facilities based in Cologne, Germany.
1998: Stadium changes name to SuperSport Centurion.
2001: SuperSport Centurion Park, now known as SuperSport Park, is one of only a few privately owned stadia in South Africa, having been bought back from the Centurion City Council in more recent years.
For more than a century, cricket in what is now known as Northerns Cricket Union, has had a colorful history. There was an occasion when it was played on Church Square, then Market Square - the second of several "homes" of the game, during the days of the South African Republic (ZAR).
2003: Staged a historic match between India and Pakistan during the ICC Cricket World Cup : South Africa
2006: Commissioned the new flood lights
2008: 21 seasons and still counting
2010: FanFest hosting World Cup Soccer