In perhaps the most memorable year of our lifetime to date, the 2020/21 season produced pleasing memories, moments and trophies for the Imperial Lions. The Joburg and North West based outfit claimed the title of joint 2020/21 Momentum One-Day Cup Champions as well as Betway T20 Challenge Champions – and now it’s time to celebrate the outstanding performances as well as the successful franchise period. 

The annual Imperial Lions Awards will be held on Thursday, 22 April with the aim to celebrate an excellent cricket season and a great Lions Cricket franchise period, so says Central Gauteng Lions and Lions Cricket, Marketing and Communications Manager Wanele Mngomezulu; 

“In these challenging times, it’s rewarding to reflect on results and celebrate success – which is exactly what we plan on doing at our awards ceremony. In addition to the trophies, the Imperial Lions proudly boast 10 Proteas players amongst our 16 – a clear indication of our solid pipeline; support structures and all-round team effort on and off field. With the announcement of the Top 8 Domestic Cricket restructure, we’ll too celebrate and send-off a historic franchise period.” 

Some of the Imperial Lions Cricket 2020/21 Achievements include the following:   

  • Winners: Betway T20 Championship. 
  • Joint Momentum One Day Cup winners. 
  • Ten Imperial Lions players selected for various Proteas games. 

Imperial Lions Cricket Award categories: 

  • Most improved player of the year 
  • National representation 
  • Fielder of the year 
  • Batsman of the year 
  • Bowler of the year 
  • Player’s player of the year 
  • Player of the year