And that's why "standard" can't enter into the definition of a first-class match. It's totally subjective.If Currie Cup B games from the sixties with teams that were selected from a playing pool less than the population of Tassie at the time can be first class I tend to think WSC can be as well. Some fairly interesting definitions of first class cricketers emerged in the early years of the Logan Cup in Zim as well.
It's the same with Tests. The SuperTests were of far higher standard (in terms of both players and quality) than many official Tests (both at the time and in general).