29 April 2020

Central Gauteng Lions (CGL) is delighted to announce the Senior Provincial Women’s, and Men’s teams as well as the Academy contracted squads for the 2020/2021 season.

The Central Gauteng Lions Senior Provincial men’s team is proud of Joshua Richards who has earned a franchise contract with the Imperial Lions after fantastic performances for the CGL Senior Provincial team since his debut in 2018.

The ‘Strikers’ as the CGL Senior Provincial men’s team are affectionately known have made one new addition to their contracted list of players as the promising Isaac Dikgale who has played over 60 Senior Provincial matches joins the Gauteng Union from Western Province. The Union confirms the departures of Cami Le Roux while Thami Rapelego will seek new opportunities with the Limpopo Impala Cricket Union.

Central Gauteng Lions celebrate a wicket during the 2019 CSA Provincial T20 Cup Cricket, Easterns v Central Gauteng Lions, Willowmoore Park, Benoni on 14 September 2019. ©Christiaan Kotze/BackpagePix

The CGL Women’s Senior Provincial side has kept the core of their team which includes the 2020 ICC Women T20 World Cup Semi-finalist Ayabonga Khaka, the talented Raisibe Ntozakhe and the exciting talent of Robyn Searle who is the latest CGL Women’s player to be selected for the CSA Women’s academy.

The CGL Women’s Senior Provincial team has bolstered their side with the additions of two talented young players, Kelebogile Sechabela and Emihle Mabilokazi who impressed at Junior Cricket levels for CGL.

The CGL Academy which serves as a final youth cricket development phase in the CGL pipeline before players can move to Semi-Pro and Professional levels have announced their side for the 2020/2021 season which includes  the promising Michael Copeland and Heinrigh Pieterse as their 2020 intakes.

Copeland and Pieterse have previously been part of the South Africa U19 national set-up while Tumelo Yeki is one of the Academy players to look out for next season.

CGL Senior Provincial Men’s Contracted Squad: Tshepang Dithole, Tumelo Thlokwe, Codi Yusuf, Aya Myoli, Muhammed Mayet, Sean Jamison, Shaylen Pillay, Mitch van Buuren, Ari Karvelas, Bryce Parsons, Levert Manje, Isaac Dikgale (Cont).

CGL Senior Provincial Women’s Squad: Kirstie Thomson, Sharne Mayers, Robyn Searle, Jenna Searle, Nonkululeko Thabethe, Bianca Booyjens, Palesa Mapoo, Paballo Tshidi, Kgomotso Rapoo, Marlene Grieb, Louise Kemp, Louise Impey, Ayabonga Khaka, Traci Brest, Yolani Fourie (c), Kelebogile Sechabela, Alysia Rudolph, Jameelah Shaikjee, Lehlohonolo Sardick, Oluhle Siyo, Raisibe Ntozakhe, Refilwe Moncho, Emihle Mabilokazi.

CGL Academy 2020/2021 Squad: Emmanuel Motswiri, Siyanda Ngxangane, Tatelo Maphaka, Jacob Miltz, Nick Halstead-Cleak, Sifiso Gumede, Sebastian de Oliveira, Mzikhona Buthelezi, Tumelo Yeki, Cameron Brunner, Cameron Rowe, Conor Eerstehuizen, Hayden Isreal, Nabiel Ahmed, Tristan Blackie-Roden, Marco van Biljon, Calvin Johnson, John Turner, Gerard Coetzee.

2020 Academy Intake: Heinrigh Pieterse, Michael Copeland, Zakhele Sibanda, Liam McCathy, Simo Potelwa, Cian Robertson, Fikile Sithole, Shaveer Khan.