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|Overseas player||Kevin Pietersen|
|Home ground||Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban|
The Hollywoodbets Dolphins are a franchise cricket team representing the KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa. They take part in the Sunfoil Series first class competition, the Momentum 1 Day Cup and Ram Slam T20 Challenge limited overs competitions. The team's home venues are Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban and the Pietermaritzburg Oval in Pietermaritzburg.
Former Dolphins cricketers include Proteas players Shaun Pollock, Jonty Rhodes, Pat Symcox, Lance Klusener, Andrew Hudson, Errol Stewart, and Dale Benkenstein. International players to play for the Dolphins include Malcom Marshall, Neil Johnson, and Kevin Pietersen. Hashim Amla played for the Dolphins for many seasons before moving to the Cape Cobras.
Current Proteas cricketers in the Hollywoodbets Dolphins squad include Imran Tahir, Keshav Maharaj, Morné van Wyk, Andile Phehlukwayo, Robert Frylinck, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Dane Vilas and Mthokozisi Shezi.
They are the only side in South Africa that did not merge several provincial teams together to form the side when the franchise system was introduced into South African domestic cricket..
The Hollywoodbets Dolphins home kit consists of black shirts and black trousers with green trim during limited overs competitions. The away strip for limited overs competitions is purple shirts and purple trousers with yellow trim.
- SuperSport Series (0) – ; shared (2) – 2004–05, 2005–06
- Ram Slam T20 Challenge Winners 2013/14
- Momentum One Day Cup Winners 2017/18 (shared with Warriors)
The Hollywoodbets Dolphins finished as runners-up in the 2017/18 Ram Slam T20 Challenge, after losing to the Multiply Titans in the final at Centurion.
The Hollywoodbets Dolphins reached the final of the 2017/18 Momentum One Day Cup after beating the Cape Cobras in the semi-final. The Dolphins played the Warriors in the final at Kingsmead, however the match was abandoned halfway through the Dolphins first innings due to persistent rain. The rain continued on the reserve day forcing the final to be abandoned, and the trophy was shared between the two teams.
Players with international caps are listed in bold.
|Name||Nat||Birth date||Batting Style||Bowling Style||Notes|
|Cameron Delport||12 May 1989||Left-handed||Right arm medium-fast|
|Sarel Erwee||10 November 1989||Left-handed||Right arm off break|
|Imraan Khan||27 April 1984||Left-handed||Right arm off break|
|Middle order batsmen|
|Cody Chetty||28 June 1991||Right-handed||Right arm off break|
|Tshepang Dithole||10 March 1993||Left-handed||Right arm off break|
|Sibonelo Makhanya||7 March 1996||Right-handed||Right arm medium|
|Kevin Pietersen||27 June 1980||Right-handed||Right arm off break||Overseas player|
|Vaughn van Jaarsveld||2 February 1985||Left-handed||Right arm medium|
|Khayelihle Zondo||7 March 1990||Right-handed||Right arm off break|
|Mbasa Gqadushe||24 March 1986||Left-handed||Right arm off break|
|Dane Vilas||10 June 1985||Right-handed||Right arm||Wicket-Keeper|
|Morne van Wyk||20 March 1979||Right-handed||Left arm orthodox||Captain, One-day opener|
|Robert Frylinck||27 September 1984||Right-handed||Right arm fast-medium|
|Senuran Muthusamy||22 February 1994||Left-handed||Left arm orthodox|
|Kyle Nipper||25 November 1987||Left-handed||Left arm orthodox|
|Andile Phehlukwayo||3 March 1996||Left-handed||Right arm fast|
|Calvin Savage||4 January 1993||Right-handed||Right-arm fast|
|Daryn Smit||28 January 1984||Right-handed||Right arm leg break||Occasional wicketkeeper|
|Keshav Maharaj||7 February 1990||Right-handed||Left arm orthodox|
|Prenelan Subrayen||23 September 1993||Right-handed||Right arm off break|
|Imran Tahir||27 March 1979||Right-handed||Right arm leg break|
|Daryn Dupavillon||15 July 1994||Right-handed||Right arm fast|
|Rabian Engelbrecht||4 November 1992||Right-handed||Right arm medium-fast|
|Mthokozisi Shezi||9 September 1987||Left-handed||Left arm medium|
|Eathan Bosch||27 April 1998||Right-handed||Right arm fast|
Contracted players and second team players who have represented Dolphins in the 2015/16 and 2016/17 season.
- South African Cricket Annual – various editions
- Wisden Cricketers' Almanack – various editions
- "Hollywoodbets signs new three year deal with Dolphins | Hollywoodbets Dolphins". dolphinscricket.co.za. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
- DEL CARME, LIAM. "Titans beat Dolphins by seven wickets to clinch the RAM SLAM T20". Times Live. Times Live. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
- "Dolphins, Warriors share Momentum Cup title". cricket.co.za. Cricket South Africa.