Johannesburg – Lions Cricket are delighted to announce their teams for the upcoming youth weeks in December 2021. The various age group teams will take part in a host of youth cricket weeks around the country throughout December. The five provincial teams include the u16 girls, u19 girls, u16 boys, u18 boys and u17 rural team.

The Khaya Majola u19 week will take place in Potchefstroom from 17-22 December 2021. An exciting time for the boys, taking on their counter parts from all over South Africa,  the team will be led by new framework coach, Ahmed Nawab who commented; “I am looking forward to the challenge and cannot wait to see the boys on the field after extensive preparations.”

The girl’s u19 week will take place from 16-20 December in Paarl. and will be led by batting all-rounder, Sarah Nettleton and bowling department led by rising star Refilwe Moncho.

The Rural u17 week will be hosted in Durban from 13-17 December were our players will be show casing their talents against the rest of the best in the country.

The two u16 weeks will take place over the same period from 13-17 December with the boys week taking place in Tshwane and the girls making the trip to Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape. It is an exciting time for two of our new framework coaches, Minenhle Magubane (boys u16) and Teboho Ntsukunyane (girls u16) as they lead our teams.

“It is a memorable time for all involved including players, team managers, coaches and parents. We wish all our teams everything of the best during their various tournaments. Play hard, play fair and remember that hard work does pay off,” smiles Reuben Mandlazi, Cricket Services Manager of Lions Cricket.

Gary Moos, Youth and Schools Coordinator for Lions Cricket says; “It’s not the team with the best players that win. It’s the players with the best team that win! Good luck and most importantly have fun and stay safe.”

Lions Cricket U16 Girls (Gqeberha 13-17 December 2021) Team:

Thristan Cronje (Steyn City School), Neo Molefe (Forte High School), Samantha Swanepoel (Steyn City School), Shene Van Staden (Hoerskool Dr.Malan), Robyn Kamerman (Jeppe Girls), Diara Ramlakan (Steyn City School), Sinako Mahlombe (Qoqa Secondary School), Karabo Meso (Steyn City School), Thuto Thibedi (Reutlwile High School), Lethabo Bidli (Forte High School), Aphiwe Mathukane (Queens High School), Rialivhuwa Khorombi (Kgatelopele Secondary School), Kaylee Van Rooyen (Jeppe High School), Teboho Ntsukunyane (Head Coach), Chris Matlhakola (Assistant Coach), Rebecca Maloka (Team Manager)

Lions Cricket U16 Boys (Pretoria 13-17 December 2021) Team:

Jaydon Brooker (Jeppe Boys), Thebe Gazide (St Stithians College), Boago Gaoraelwe (St David’s Marist Inanda), Esosa Aihevba (St Stithians College), Gomolemo Phiri (St David’s Marist Inanda), Declan Ritchie (King Edward VII), Ziyaad Bhyat (Northcliff High School), Lesedi Shole (King Edward VII), Luke Francis (St Johns College), David Teeger (King Edward VII), Joshua Taylor (Hoerskool Randburg), Joshua Tromp (Trinity House Randpark), Matthew Tromp (Trinity House Randpark), Minenhle Magubane (Head Coach), Thapelo Moche (Assistant Coach), Jaco O’Kelly (Team Manager)

Lions Cricket Rural (Durban 13-17 December 2021) Team:

Braydon Anley (Dr Malan), La-Morgane Massyn (Transvalia), Vian Zwart (Dr Malan), Ruben van der Merwe (Transvalia), Dylan Erasmus (Transvalia), Rico Fourie (Transvalia), Morne Johnson (Transvalia), Karabelo Nketu (Sedibeng Hub), Muizz Shaikh (Roshnee), Neo Modise (Sedibeng Hub), Nyakallo Khoali (Sedibeng Hub), Rorisang Moyela (Sedibeng Hub), Thabo Obusitse (General Smuts), Nash Chaeruka (Head Coach), Tiisetso Chere (Assistant Coach), Franco Nieman (Team Manager)

Lions Cricket U19 Girls (Paarl 16-20 December 2021) Team:

Jayde Symons (Reddam House Bedfordview), Sarah Nettleton (Steyn City College), Kiara Reddy (Steyn City College), Kelebogile Seshabela (Queens High School), Demica Zaayman (Steyn City College), Jenna Evans (Steyn City College), Tersia Owens (Dr Malan), Oluhle Siyo (Steyn City College), Refilwe Moncho (Queens High School), Relebohile Mkhize (Mafori Mphahlele High), Snamile Mthembu (Jeppe High School), Malikah Hamza (Home Schooling), Kayla Abbott (Transavalia High School), Shaun Pretorius (Head Coach), Tholang Hlalele (Assistant Coach), Patricia Tsime (Team Manager)

Lions Cricket U19 Boys (Potchefstroom 18-22 December 2021) Team:

Talha Chavoos (King Edwards VII School), Reuben Du Toit (St Stithians College), Khaya Fakhude (King Edwards VII School), Greg Ford (St John’s College), Kyle Glennistor (Northcliff High School), Ronan Herrmann (Noordheuwel), Christopher King (St John’s College), Savar Komal (St Stithians College), Nkanyiso Mkhize (Queens High School), Zack Momberg (King Edward VII School), Richard Seletswane (St Stithians College), Tshepo Stafa (Jeppe High School), Billy van Zyl (St Stithians College), Nawab Ahmed (Head Coach), Tim Makgabutlane (Assistant Coach), Willie van den Berg (Team Manager) @LionsCricket #ThePrideOfJozi #LionsCricket