Lions Cricket ( known as the Imperial Lions for sponsorship reasons) are a professional cricket franchise which represents Central Gauteng, formerly Transvaal, and North West, formerly known as Western Transvaal.
Nicky van den Bergh
|Colours||Red Royal Blue Gold|
|Home ground||Imperial Wanderers Stadium (main venue), Senwes Park|
|Capacity||34,000 (Imperial Wanderers) 18,000 (Senwes Park)|
Its member unions are the Central Gauteng Lions cricket team and North West first class cricket who merged in 2003 to form the franchise which is the highest level of cricket in the region and a feeder to the South African National Cricket team.
The home venues are the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg and Senwes Park in Potchefstroom. The combined team plays in the 4-Day Franchise Series first class cricket competition as well as in the Momentum 1 Day Cup and CSA T20 Challenge limited over competitions.
They are the last team to win the CSA T20 Challenge and are the defending 2019/2020 4-Day Franchise Series champions.
- Runners-up: 2012
- No. denotes the player's squad number, as worn on the back of their shirt.
- Bold denotes players with international caps.
|Name||Nat||Birth date||Batting Style||Bowling Style||Notes|
|Reeza Hendricks||14 August 1989||Right-handed||Right arm off-break|
|Joshua Richards||20 December 1998||Right-handed||Legbreak|
|Temba Bavuma||17 May 1990||Right-handed||Right arm medium||Captain|
|Omphile Ramela||14 March 1988||Left handed||Left arm orthodox|
|Kagiso Rapulana||6 July 1991||Right-handed||Right arm off break|
|Rassie van der Dussen||7 February 1989||Right-handed||Right arm leg break|
|Dominic Hendricks||7 November 1990||Left-handed||Right arm off break||Opener|
|Ryan Rickelton||11 July 1996||Left-handed||Right arm medium||Opener|
|Nicky van den Bergh||20 July 1989||Right-handed|
|Bjorn Fortuin||21 October 1994||Right-handed||Slow left arm orthodox|
|Willem Mulder||19 February 1998||Right-handed||Right arm medium|
|Delano Potgieter||5 August 1996||Left-handed||Right arm medium|
|Dwaine Pretorius||29 March 1989||Right-handed||Right arm medium-fast|
|Aaron Phangiso||21 January 1984||Right-handed||Left arm orthodox|
|Beuran Hendricks||8 June 1990||Right-handed||Left arm medium fast|
|Nono Pongolo||18 August 1989||Right-handed||Right arm medium|
|Kagiso Rabada||25 May 1995||Left-handed||Right arm fast|
|Malusi Siboto||20 August 1987||Right-handed||Right arm medium-fast|
Squad for 2019/20 season.
- "Titans and Lions set for Momentum One-Day Cup opener". Cricket South Africa. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
- South African Cricket Annual – various editions
- Wisden Cricketers' Almanack – various editions