Johannesburg – Black Widow Cricket Shop in Randburg recently played host to the upcoming 2021/22 Lions Cricket affiliated club T20 competition season launch.

The competition is a season opener for the Union affiliated Clubs’ with the premier teams competing for various individual and team prizes. Finals scheduled to be hosted at the iconic Imperial Wanderers Stadium.

“The competition continues to grow from strength to strength and if the last season teams performances are anything to go by, the 2021/22 season promises to be a cracker as the ladies from Randburg and men from Old Edwardians will be looking forward to defending their titles. Their first assignment will be to bring their “A” game as they navigate through tight pool matches starting in October 2021. We look forward to some exciting club cricket,” commented Lions Cricket Services Manager Reuben Mandlazi.

“We are honoured and privileged to be part of such a great initiative that keeps growing and promoting our community cricket not only for the men, but also for the women’s cricket that is setting the benchmark for putting themselves on their own map. As always, we look forward to some great cricket to be played & good luck to all. May the best teams win!” said Black Widow MD Robbie Fuchs.

“In line with our strategic intent of nurturing and growing pipeline cricket, the club T20 tournament plays a vital role in unearthing talent as a feeder to our provincial teams. Club cricket is an important part of our structures as they not only provide access to talented players but play a pivotal role in various community off field activities. Our gratitude to our long-time partner Black Widow for their continued support, trust and belief in delivering a competitive product.” concludes Lions Cricket CEO Jono Leaf-Wright.

The tournament is scheduled to start on the 3rd to the 17th of October. The two teams topping the logs in the group will play in the final at the Imperial Wanderers Stadium. Winners stand to walk away with various cash prizes.