Friday, 21 August 2020

Lions Cricket is set to host its Annual Lions Awards ceremony on Thursday the 27th of August 2020. The awards will be hosted virtually on the LionsCricketSA YouTube channel from 19h30 under the theme #CelebratingTheBest.

“Despite the challenging times, the Imperial Lions achieved so much this past season, and we believe in celebrating success. Our players, coaches and staff have worked tirelessly on the field and off it; pre and during Covid19. They have served both the franchise and the game of cricket with great pride and now it is our time to thank them – albeit virtually.

“Some of Lions Cricket 2019/20 achievements include the following: 

  • Being voted the 2019/2020 Gauteng Sport Team of the Year.
  • Retained the CSA 4-Day Series Championship.
  • Runners up to the Momentum One Day Cup.
  • Imperial Lions Head Coach Wandile Gwavu won the CSA Coach of the Year award and

Eight of the Imperial Lions players were selected for various Proteas games” said Jono Leaf-Wright Lions Cricket CEOs.

The Imperial Lions is excited to announce the 2019/2020 Lions Awards nominees:

Newcomer of the YearJohannes Diseko
Joshua Richards
Lesego Senkwane
Most Improved Cricketer of the Season  Johannes Diseko
Delano Potgieter
Wihan Lubbe
4-Day Competition Batsman of the Season  Dominic Hendricks
Reeza Hendricks
Joshua Richards
4-Day Competition Bowler of the SeasonEldred Hawken
Bjorn Fortuin
Malusi Siboto
Momentum One Day Cup Batsman of the SeasonNicky van den Bergh
Dominic Hendricks
Ryan Rickelton
Momentum One Day Cup Bowler of the SeasonBjorn Fortuin
Eldred Hawken
Aaron Phangiso
Player’s Player of the SeasonNicky van den Bergh
Wihan Lubbe
Eldred Hawken
Player of the SeasonNicky van den Bergh
Dominic Hendricks
Eldred Hawken

The public is encouraged to vote for their Lions Fans Favourite Player of the Year by sending a SMS of their favourite players’ jersey number to 33641. Winning SMS stands a chance to win a framed signed Imperial Lions jersey and two season tickets. Competition closes at midnight on Wednesday 26 August 2020.

“Please do subscribe and tune in on our LionsCricketSA YouTube channel for a night of entertainment filled with guest appearances” concludes Wanele Mngomezulu Head of Marketing, Commercial and Communications for the Lions Cricket.