Highveld Lions

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Highveld Lions
Highveld Lions Logo.jpg
Captain: South Africa Stephen Cook
Coach: South Africa Geoffrey Toyana
Colours:

     Red      Royal Blue

     Gold
Founded: 2003
Home ground: Wanderers Stadium (main venue), Senwes Park
Capacity:

34,000 (Wanderers)

18,000 (Senwes Park)
Official website: Highveld Lions

The Highveld Lions is the name used by the combined Gauteng and North West first class cricket teams in South Africa.

The home venues are the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg and Senwes Park in Potchefstroom. The combined team plays in the Sunfoil Series first class cricket competition as well as in the Momentum 1 Day Cup and Ram Slam T20 Challenge limited over competitions. They are the current Momentum 1 Day Cup champions.[1]

Honours[edit]

  • Sunfoil Series (1) - 2014–15
  • Momentum 1 Day Cup (1) - ; shared (1) - 2012-13 shared with Nashua Cape Cobras
  • Ram Slam T20 Challenge (2) - 2006–07, 2012–13
  • Champions League Twenty20 (0) -  ; Runners up (1) - 2011-2012

Squad[edit]

  • No. denotes the player's squad number, as worn on the back of their shirt.
  • Bold denotes players with international caps.
No. Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Opening Batsmen
6 Stephen Cook South Africa (1982-11-29) 29 November 1982 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm medium Captain
73 Alviro Petersen South Africa (1980-11-25) 25 November 1980 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm off break
72 Rassie van der Dussen South Africa (1989-02-07) 7 February 1989 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Batsmen
11 Temba Bavuma South Africa (1990-05-17) 17 May 1990 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Devon Conway South Africa (1991-07-08) 8 July 1991 (age 25) Left-handed Right-arm medium
44 Neil McKenzie South Africa (1975-11-24) 24 November 1975 (age 40) Right-handed Right-arm medium T20 Captain
94 Shaylen Pillay South Africa (1994-04-12) 12 April 1994 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Wicket-keepers
Dominic Hendricks South Africa (1990-11-07) 7 November 1990 (age 25) Left-handed Right-arm off break Opener
10 Thami Tsolekile South Africa (1980-10-09) 9 October 1980 (age 35) Right-handed
All-rounders
Dale Deeb South Africa (1990-09-08) 8 September 1990 (age 26) Right-handed Slow left-arm
Brett Pelser South Africa (1985-04-23) 23 April 1985 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
29 Dwaine Pretorius South Africa (1989-03-29) 29 March 1989 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
86 Jean Symes South Africa (1986-11-13) 13 November 1986 (age 29) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Spin Bowlers
Bjorn Fortuin South Africa (1994-10-21) 21 October 1994 (age 21) Right-handed Slow= left-arm orthodox
57 Eddie Leie South Africa (1986-11-16) 16 November 1986 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
69 Aaron Phangiso South Africa (1984-01-21) 21 January 1984 (age 32) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Seam Bowlers
Matthew Arnold South Africa (1988-10-16) 16 October 1988 (age 27) Left-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Sean Jamison South Africa (1990-01-27) 27 January 1990 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm fast
8 Pumelela Matshikwe South Africa (1984-06-19) 19 June 1984 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Vusumuzi Mazibuko South Africa (1984-08-05) 5 August 1984 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Matt McGillivray South Africa (1990-08-28) 28 August 1990 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Nono Pongolo South Africa (1989-08-18) 18 August 1989 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Kagiso Rabada South Africa (1995-05-25) 25 May 1995 (age 21) Left-handed Right-arm fast
68 Lonwabo Tsotsobe South Africa (1985-12-27) 27 December 1985 (age 30) Right-handed Left-arm fast-medium
7 Hardus Viljoen South Africa (1989-03-06) 6 March 1989 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium

Source(s): 2015 Squad per Cricinfo (plus amateurs who have played in 2014/15 and 15/16 seasons)

References[edit]

  • South African Cricket Annual – various editions
  • Wisden Cricketers' Almanack – various editions
  1. ^ "CSA congratulates Lions on Momentum Cup triumph". Cricket South Africa. Retrieved 28 February 2016.