18 September 2023, Johannesburg – The Black Widow Cricket Shop in Randburg once again played host to the upcoming Lions Cricket affiliated club T20 competition season launch. 

The Black Widow T20 competition is a season opener for those clubs affiliated to the Lions Cricket Union. All eyes will be on the prize though as the Premier teams will no doubt fight for the opportunity to play at the iconic DP World Wanderers Stadium.  

Commencing on 24 September 2023 with double headers, the only change made to this year’s T20 tournament is that the women teams have been divided into two pools – Premier A and Premier B in a strength versus strength system. 

Lions Cricket Services Manager, Reuben Mandlazi proudly states that this competition continues to grow in strength, impact and potential; 

“This tournament is of tremendous importance for our pipeline, the unearthing of talent and the development and exposure of our future stars. A heartfelt thank you to Black Widow for the continued support not only to the tournament, but to the entire Lions Cricket eco-system. On behalf of the Pride, I remind all players to play within the spirit of the game; per-form to the best of your ability and above all else enjoy the privilege of playing.” 

Black Widow MD Robbie Fuchs wishes all players well; 

“The Black Widow Team would like to wish all participating players the best of luck. Play with pride, enjoy the opportunity and most importantly have fun: This tournament is for you!” 

In terms of the draw, the following groups have been drawn:  


Group A: 

1.          Soweto Pioneers Cricket Club 

2.         Wanderers Cricket Club 

3.         Wits Cricket Club  

4.         Marks Park Thistles Cricket Club  

5.         Big Bom Cricket Club 

6.         Randburg Cricket Club 

7.           Jeppe Cricket Club 

Group B:  

 1.         Old Parks Cricket Club 

2.         Kagiso Cricket Club 

3.         University of Johannesburg Cricket Club 

4.         Gunn and More Old Edwardians Cricket Club 

5.         Delfos Cricket Club 

6.         Khosa Pioneers Cricket Club 

7.         Pirates Cricket Club 


Pool A 

1.          Randfontein Cricket Club 

2.         Glenvista Cricket Club 

3.         Heidelberg Cricket Club 

4.         Jeppe Cricket Club 

5.         Khosa Cricket Club 

6.         University of Johannesburg Cricket Club 

7.           Alexandra Cricket Club 

Pool B 

1.          Wits Cricket Club 

2.         NWU Cricket Club 

3.         Joburg Cricket Club 

4.         Marks Park Thistles Cricket Club 

5.           Crescents  Cricket Club 

6.         Roshnee Cricket Club 


Group 1 (Premier A ladies) 

1.          Randburg Cricket Club 

2.         Delfos Cricket Club 

3.         Jeppe Cricket Club 

4.         Wanderers Cricket Club 

5.         Dobsonville Cricket Club 

6.         Soweto Pioneers Cricket Club 1st Team 

 Group 2 (Premier B ladies) 

1.          Wits Cricket Club 

2.         Vaal Cricket Club 

3.         Khosa Cricket Club 

4.         Puntans Hill Cricket Club 

5.         Wanderers Cricket Club 

6.         Gunn and More Old Edwardians Cricket Club 

In addition to the unearthing of talent and channelling it through to the Lions Cricket provincial teams, this club T20 tournament plays a pivotal role throughout various communities in terms of the off field activities. It is the support of long-time partner Black Widow that has afforded the Lions Cricket eco-system to flourish in its delivery of this highly competitive competition. 

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