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Imperial Lions

DP World Lions Cricket
Personnel
CaptainTemba Bavuma
Bjorn Fortuin
Dominic Hendricks
CoachRussell Domingo
Team information
Colours  Royal Blue   Gold
Founded2003; 21 years ago (2003)
Home groundWanderers Stadium (main venue)
Capacity28,000 (DP World Wanderers)
Official websitehttps://lionscricket.co.za/

First-class

T20

The DP World Lions is a professional cricket team in Johannesburg, Gauteng. The home venue is the DP World Wanderers Stadium which is situated in Illovo Sandton on Corlett Drive.

The team plays in the CSA 4-Day Series first class cricket competition as well as in the Momentum 1 Day Cup, CSA Provincial T20 Knock-Out Competition and CSA T20 Challenge limited over competitions.

Description

The DP World Lions Cricket manages amateur cricket in Gauteng province.

All games happen in the following locations: Johannesburg North, Soweto, Kagiso, Central Johannesburg, Vaal South and surrounding areas.

The DP World Lions Cricket invests in six HUBS that are township-based, as well as one RPC.

Some of the organisations main focus areas are to grow blind, deaf and women’s Cricket in the province and to reach rural areas.

There are 18 leagues throughout the province administered by the DP World Lions Cricket nd 50 clubs. Within these leagues, we see over 2000 cricket matches played during a season.

DP World Lions is owned by Lions Cricket.

Various Associations are affiliated to DP World Lions Cricket:

  • South Gauteng Primary Schools Cricket Association
  • Gauteng High Schools Cricket Association
  • Gauteng Cricket Coaches Association
  • Gauteng Deaf Cricket
  • Gauteng Blind Cricket Association
  • Gauteng Cricket Umpires Association and Gauteng Cricket Scorers Association.

The tertiary institutions are affiliated to the Union; Wits University, University of Johannesburg, Wits Technikon, Richfield Institute of Technology (a post-matric, distance online education learning institution) and the Vaal University of Technology.

Central Gauteng Lions now consist of three substructures: Johannesburg Metro, Sedibeng, and West Rand.

Honours since the 2004/2005 season

2014–15, 2018–19, 2019–20
2012–13 (shared with Nashua Cape Cobras), 2015–16, 2020–21 (shared with the Hollywoodbets Dolphins)

2021–22 CSA One-Day Cup

2006–07, 2012–13, 2018–19, 2020–21
Runners-up: 2012

Playing Kits

During the Momentum 1 Day Cup, and the limited-overs Twenty20 competition, the DP World Lions play in golden yellow shirts and trousers with slight royal blue accentuated patterns on the sleeves.

Squad (Men)

  • Bold denotes players with international caps.
Name Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
Temba Bavuma (1990-05-17) 17 May 1990 (age 34) Right-handed
Dominic Hendricks (1990-11-07) 7 November 1990 (age 33) Left-handed Right-arm off break First-class & List A Captain
Connor Esterhuizen 31 May 2001 (age 22) Right-handed
Zubayr Hamza 19 June 1995 (age 28) Right-handed
Reeza Hendricks 14 August 1989 (age 34) Right-handed
Joshua Richards 20 December 1998 (age 25) Right-handed
Ryan Rickelton (1996-07-11) 11 July 1996 (age 27) Left-handed
Mitchell van Buuren 21 January 1998 (age 26) Right-handed
Rassie van der Dussen 7 February 1989 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
All-Rounders
Bjorn Fortuin (1994-10-21) 21 October 1994 (age 29) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Evan Jones 5 September 1996 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Wiaan Mulder 19 February 1998 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Delano Potgieter 5 August 1996 (age 27) Left-hand Right-arm medium
Codi Yusuf 10 April 1998 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Wicket-keepers
Ryan Rickelton (1996-07-11) 11 July 1996 (age 27) Left-handed Twenty20 Captain
Spin Bowlers
Bjorn Fortuin (1994-10-21) 21 October 1994 (age 29) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Junaid Dawood 2 October 1996 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Tsepo Ndwandwa 16 April 1995 (age 28) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Seam Bowlers
Malusi Siboto (1987-08-20) 20 August 1987 (age 36) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Sisanda Magala (1991-01-07) 7 January 1991 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Tshepo Moreki 7 October 1993 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Duanne Olivier (1992-05-09) 9 May 1992 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Codi Yusuf (1998-04-10) 10 April 1998 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Kagiso Rabada (1995-05-25) 25 May 1995 (age 28) Left-handed Right-arm fast

Team Management

Russell Domingo (Head Coach), Jimmy Kgamadi (Assistant Coach), Prasanna Agoram (Performance Analyst), Ziyaad Mahomed (Physiotherapist), Nandile Tyali (S & C), Dr Davina Naidoo (Doctor), Dr Nthabiseng Maesela (Doctor), Amit Bhoola (Team Manager).

Squad (Women)

  • Bold denotes players with international caps.
Name Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
Bianca Booyjens 15 December 1993 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Jenna Evans 21 January 2006 (age 17) Right-handed
Karabo Meso 18 September 2007 (age 16) Right-handed
Palesa Mapoo 17 April 2000 (age 23) Right-handed
Relebohile Mkhize 26 September 2009 (age 15) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Sarah Barber 2 October 2003 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Sarah Nettleton 3 April 2003 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Sunette Viljoen-Louw 6 October 1983 (age 40) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
All-Rounders
Chloe Tryon 25 January 1994 (age 30) Right-handed Slow Left arm Orthodox
Diara Ramlakan 27 March 2007 (age 16) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Madison Landsman 30 January 2004 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Nonkululeko Thabethe 1 September 1992 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Robyn Kamerman 12 August 2005 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm orthodox
Samantha Schutte 26 May 1999 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Wicket-keepers
Karabo Meso 18 September 2007 (age 16) Right-handed
Palesa Mapoo 17 April 2000 (age 23) Right-handed
Sinalo Jafta 22 December 1994 (age 29) Right-handed
Spin Bowlers
Chloe Tryon 25 January 1994 (age 30) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Madison Landsman 30 January 2004 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Robyn Kamerman 12 August 2005 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm orthodox
Raisibe Ntozakhe 29 November 1996 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Seam Bowlers
Ayabonga Khaka 18 July 1992 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Jameelah Shaikjee 1 July 1989 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm fast
Kgomotso Rapoo 16 May 2002 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm medium First Class, List A & Twenty20 Captain
Kirstie Thompson 21 October 1988 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Lehlohonolo Sardick 12 June 2000 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Refilwe Moncho 1 December 2004 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Shabnim Ismail 5 October 1988 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Sunette Viljoen- Louw 6 October 1983 (age 40) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Thristan Cronje 5 May 2007 (age 16) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Tumi Sekhukhune 21 November 1998 (age 25) Left-handed Right-arm medium-fast

Team Management

Shaun Pretorius (Head Coach), Tholang Hlalele, Teboho Ntsukuyane (Assistant Coaches), Inge Konig (S & C), Sheenagh Jordan (Physiotherapist), AJ Rudman (Team Manager).

References

Sources

  • South African Cricket Annual – various editions
  • Wisden Cricketers' Almanack – various editions


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