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Annual Lions Awards nominees announced by Lions Cricket

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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 Year

  1. Johannes Diseko
  2. Joshua Richards
  3. Lesego Senkwane

Most Improved Cricketer of the Season


  1. Johannes Diseko
  2. Delano Potgieter
  3. Wihan Lubbe

4-Day Competition Batsman of the Season


  1. Dominic Hendricks
  2. Reeza Hendricks
  3. Joshua Richards

4-Day Competition Bowler of the Season

  1. Eldred Hawken
  2. Bjorn Fortuin
  3. Malusi Siboto

Momentum One Day Cup Batsman of the Season

  1. Nicky van den Bergh
  2. Dominic Hendricks
  3. Ryan Rickelton

Momentum One Day Cup Bowler of the Season

  1. Bjorn Fortuin
  2. Eldred Hawken
  3. Aaron Phangiso

Player’s Player of the Season

  1. Nicky van den Bergh
  2. Wihan Lubbe
  3. Eldred Hawken

Player of the Season

  1. Nicky van den Bergh
  2. Dominic Hendricks
  3. 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 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_yegDJmG4NPJDxZ5icmnXA/ for a night of entertainment filled with guest appearances” concludes Wanele Mngomezulu Head of Marketing, Commercial and Communications for the Lions Cricket.