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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.

Hollywoodbets Dolphins
Hollywood Bets Dolphins logo.svg
Personnel
CaptainSouth Africa Khaya Zondo
CoachSouth Africa Grant Morgan
Team information
Colours     Black      Green
Founded2003
Home groundKingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban
Capacity25,000
Official website:http://www.dolphinscricket.co.za

First-class

ODI/T20 Away

ODI/T20 Home

Former Dolphins cricketers include Proteas players Shaun Pollock, Jonty Rhodes, Pat Symcox, Lance Klusener, Andrew Hudson, Errol Stewart, Dale Benkenstein and Imraan Khan. Hashim Amla played for the Dolphins for many seasons before moving to the Cape Cobras. Kyle Abbott played for the Dolphins before moving to Hampshire on a Kolpak deal.[1]

International players to play for the Dolphins include Malcom Marshall, Collis King, Hartley Alleyne, Nixon McLean, Eldine Baptiste, Neil Johnson, Sanath Jayasuriya[2], Ravi Bopara, Graham Onions and Kevin Pietersen.

Current Proteas cricketers in the Hollywoodbets Dolphins squad include Keshav Maharaj, David Miller, Imran Tahir, 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 to form the side when the franchise system was introduced into South African domestic cricket.

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Playing kitEdit

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.

SponsorsEdit

Hollywoodbets are the Dolphins' primary shirt sponsors until the end of the 2019/20 season,[3] with local radio station East Coast Radio (ECR 94.5FM) their associate sponsor.

HonoursEdit

  • 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.[4]

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.[5]

SquadEdit

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Opening Batsmen
Sarel Erwee   (1989-11-10) 10 November 1989 (age 28) Left-handed Right arm off break
Middle order batsmen
Cody Chetty   (1991-06-28) 28 June 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm off break
Tshepang Dithole   (1993-03-10) 10 March 1993 (age 25) Left-handed Right arm off break
Sibonelo Makhanya   (1996-03-07) 7 March 1996 (age 22) Right-handed Right arm medium
David Miller   (1989-06-10) 10 June 1989 (age 29) Left-handed Right arm off break
Vaughn van Jaarsveld   (1985-02-02) 2 February 1985 (age 33) Left-handed Right arm medium
Khayelihle Zondo   (1990-03-07) 7 March 1990 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm off break Captain
Wicket-keepers
Dane Vilas   (1985-06-10) 10 June 1985 (age 33) Right-handed Right arm Wicket-Keeper
Morne van Wyk   (1979-03-20) 20 March 1979 (age 39) Right-handed Left arm orthodox Wicket-Keeper
All-rounders
Robert Frylinck   (1984-09-27) 27 September 1984 (age 34) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Senuran Muthusamy   (1994-02-22) 22 February 1994 (age 24) Left-handed Left arm orthodox
Kyle Nipper   (1987-11-25) 25 November 1987 (age 30) Left-handed Left arm orthodox
Andile Phehlukwayo   (1996-03-03) 3 March 1996 (age 22) Left-handed Right arm fast
Calvin Savage   (1993-01-04) 4 January 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm fast
Spin Bowlers
Keshav Maharaj   (1990-02-07) 7 February 1990 (age 28) Right-handed Left arm orthodox
Prenelan Subrayen   (1993-09-23) 23 September 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm off break
Imran Tahir   (1979-03-27) 27 March 1979 (age 39) Right-handed Right arm leg break
Seam Bowlers
Daryn Dupavillon   (1994-07-15) 15 July 1994 (age 24) Right-handed Right arm fast
Rabian Engelbrecht   (1992-11-04) 4 November 1992 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Mthokozisi Shezi   (1987-09-09) 9 September 1987 (age 31) Left-handed Left arm medium
Eathan Bosch   (1998-04-27) 27 April 1998 (age 20) Right-handed Right arm fast

Contracted players and second team players who have represented Dolphins in the 2015/16 and 2016/17 season.

ListEdit

A list of all the cricketers who have represented the Dolphins cricket team at List A, First Class and T20 level. The list only includes those players since the inception of the Dolphins franchise in the 2004/05 season.

List of LIST A Dolphins Players edit
Number Name Nat List A Debut Debut Opposition Venue
1 Lance Klusener   12 November 2004 Titans Durban
2 Imraan Khan   12 November 2004 Titans Durban
3 Doug Watson   12 November 2004 Titans Durban
4 Ahmed Amla   12 November 2004 Titans Durban
5 Dale Benkenstein   12 November 2004 Titans Durban
6 Ashraf Mall   12 November 2004 Titans Durban
7 Jon Kent   12 November 2004 Titans Durban
8 Duncan Brown   12 November 2004 Titans Durban
9 Russel Symcox   12 November 2004 Titans Durban
10 Andrew Tweedie   12 November 2004 Titans Durban
11 Zahir Abrahim   12 November 2004 Titans Durban
12 Tyron Pillay   14 November 2004 Western Province Boland Cape Town
13 Wade Wingfield   19 November 2004 Lions Durban
14 Mfuneko Ngam   19 November 2004 Lions Durban
15 Hashim Amla   18 February 2005 Titans Centurion
16 Daryn Smit   25 November 2005 Warriors Durban
17 Ugasen Govender   25 November 2005 Warriors Durban
18 Mornantau Hayward   12 December 2005 Warriors East London
19 Robert Frylinck   16 December 2005 Cape Cobras Durban
20 Yusuf Abdulla   21 December 2005 Eagles Durban
21 Kyle Smit   06 October 2006 Eagles Durban
22 Johann Louw   06 October 2006 Eagles Durban
23 Saidi Mlongo   13 October 2006 Cape Cobras Cape Town
24 Nkululeko Serame   03 November 2006 Lions Potchefstroom
25 Andrew Hall   12 November 2006 Cape Cobras Cape Town
26 Shaun Pollock   12 November 2006 Cape Cobras Cape Town
27 Yadene Singh   12 November 2006 Cape Cobras Cape Town
28 David Miller   08 February 2008 Titans Durban
29 Pierre de Bruyn   08 February 2008 Titans Durban
30 Alfonso Thomas   08 February 2008 Titans Durban
31 Quinton Friend   08 February 2008 Titans Durban
32 Morne van Vuuren   24 February 2008 Lions Potchefstroom
33 Rivash Gobind   27 February 2008 Zimbabwe Harare
34 Jonathan Vandiar   07 March 2008 Eagles Durban
35 Sanath Jayasuriya   14 November 2008 Lions Potchefstroom
36 HD Ackerman   14 November 2008 Lions Potchefstroom
37 Grant Rowley   14 November 2008 Lions Potchefstroom
38 Cameron Delport   04 January 2009 Warriors Port Elizabeth
39 Loots Bosman   04 November 2009 Lions Potchefstroom
40 Kyle Abbott   13 January 2010 Warriors East London
41 Kyle Nipper   17 January 2010 Titans Pietermaritzburg
42 Ravi Bopara   29 October 2010 Cape Cobras Durban
43 Glen Addicott   29 October 2010 Cape Cobras Durban
44 Devon Conway   29 October 2010 Cape Cobras Durban
45 Tabraiz Shamsi   29 October 2010 Cape Cobras Durban
46 Imran Tahir   29 October 2010 Cape Cobras Durban
47 Vaughn van Jaarsveld   05 November 2010 Titans Centurion
48 Khaya Zondo   14 November 2010 Cape Cobras Paarl
49 Keshav Maharaj   14 November 2010 Cape Cobras Paarl
50 Mthokozisi Shezi   19 November 2010 Knights Durban
51 Friedel de Wet   04 November 2011 Cape Cobras Durban
52 Matt Hulett   06 November 2011 Warriors Pietermaritzburg
53 Dane Paterson   18 November 2011 Knights Bloemfontein
54 Divan van Wyk   23 November 2011 Titans Durban
55 Cody Chetty   30 November 2011 Cape Cobras Cape Town
56 Prenelan Subrayen   04 November 2012 Cape Cobras Pietermaritzburg
57 Lonwabo Tsotsobe   04 November 2012 Cape Cobras Pietermaritzburg
58 Craig Alexander   14 November 2012 Knights Bloemfontein
59 Calvin Savage   05 December 2012 Warriors East London
60 Morné van Wyk   13 October 2013 Lions Potchefstroom
61 Graham Onions   25 October 2013 Cape Cobras Paarl
62 Andile Phehlukwayo   10 October 2014 Titans Centurion
63 Sibonelo Makhanya   15 October 2014 Lions Durban
64 Rabian Engelbrecht   15 October 2014 Lions Durban
65 Thandi Tshabalala   17 October 2014 Knights Bloemfontein
66 Daryn Dupavillon   24 October 2014 Lions Potchefstroom
67 Tshepo Moreki   24 October 2014 Lions Potchefstroom
68 Ryan McLaren   10 February 2015 Titans Durban
69 Tshepang Dithole   11 October 2015 Knights Pietermaritzburg
70 Ayavuya Myoli   29 January 2016 Cape Cobras Cape Town
71 Sarel Erwee   13 February 2016 Titans Durban
72 Senuran Muthusamy   01 March 2017 Knights Bloemfontein
73 Dane Vilas   21 December 2017 Cape Cobras Durban
74 Attie Maposa   21 December 2017 Cape Cobras Durban

ReferencesEdit

  • South African Cricket Annual – various editions
  • Wisden Cricketers' Almanack – various editions
  1. ^ "Hampshire: Kyle Abbott & Rilee Rossouw content with Kolpak move decisions". BBC. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Jayasuriya to play for Dolphins". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 9 September 2008.
  3. ^ "Hollywoodbets signs new three year deal with Dolphins | Hollywoodbets Dolphins". dolphinscricket.co.za. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  4. ^ DEL CARME, LIAM. "Titans beat Dolphins by seven wickets to clinch the RAM SLAM T20". Times Live. Times Live. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Dolphins, Warriors share Momentum Cup title". cricket.co.za. Cricket South Africa.