Sahara Stadium Kingsmead in Durban is the place to be on Sunday afternoon as the Hollywoodbets Dolphins get their 2016/17 CSA T20 Challenge campaign underway against the Warriors in a mouth-watering opening clash.
While the action promises to be red-hot on the field, it will be no less exciting off it as the atmosphere at the home of the Hollywoodbets Dolphins continues from where it left off at the thrilling conclusion of the historic South Africa vs. Australia Momentum ODI five weeks ago.
Dubbed by many as the greatest One Day International clash ever to be staged at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, the iconic clash saw the Standard Bank Proteas memorably chase down a hefty target of 372 for victory with Durbanite David Miller (118*) and Dolphins star all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo (42*) getting the home side across the line.
“The ODI between South Africa and Australia at the beginning of October was a truly magical cricketing occasion and one of the finest run chases ever between these two renowned cricketing nations,” said Hollywoodbets Dolphins Acting CEO, Rajesh Behari.
“Those who witnessed the match – especially those final ten or so overs – played a key role in creating such a wonderful spectacle and are sure to remember the day for many years to come,” he adds.
As the domestic cricket season now switches from four-day to white-ball mode this weekend, spectators the province over are urged to get to Sahara Stadium Kingsmead and continue experiencing and contributing to the special in-stadium atmosphere.
The return of the popular ‘Catch a Million’ competition, whereby fans stand a chance of winning a share of R1million should they catch a six cleanly and one-handed at any televised T20 Challenge match, has again sent cricket enthusiasts into a spin as the look to stake their claim for a share of the spoils.
The Dolphins title sponsors, Hollywoodbets have also shown their support of Dolphins supporters through the introduction of the Hollywoodbets Dolphins DanceCAM.
Should fans be spotted breaking out in dance during two breaks in play throughout the game, they stand the chance of winning R1000 cash and if they are wearing a purple #DolFANarmy t-shirt, the prize money will be doubled.
The ‘Hollywoodbets Hotties’ dancing girls, team of ‘Crazies’, face painters, stilt walkers, giant slides and plenty of competitions and giveaways are also sure to compliment the explosion of sixes and fours and wickets aplenty that will be unfolding out on the pitch.
The Dolphins’ T20 Challenge home clashes also present the province’s club cricket fraternity with another exciting opportunity after Hollywoodbets confirmed that they will provide transport to and from the ground, tickets, #DolFANarmy attire as well as food vouchers for twenty members of a selected club’s members per home game. The Kwadebeka Cricket Club will enjoy the privilege of being the first to benefit from this innovative initiative.
On top of being able to witness all the action live – a first for many of those set to be given this opportunity – Hollywoodbets will also make a donation to each match’s hosted club of R200 per six hit on the day, with this increased to R2000 if the six is hit onto the Hollywoodbets branded roof of the West Stand.
Clubs needn’t worry if the unlikely situation of the ball crossing the ropes along the ground rather than in the air arise as at each match’s chosen club will receive a minimum of R5000 to be put towards the betterment of their cricket programmes and facilities.
All in all a fascinating CSA T20 Challenge tournament awaits Hollywoodbets Dolphins fans this season, starting with Sunday’s much anticipated Warriors clash.
Fans can purchase their tickets – including the family special of four grass tickets for just R160 – from the stadium’s ticket office or online via www.ticketpro.co.za. Gates open at 13h30 and play gets underway at 14h30.
Supporters can also be part of the Dolphins community via the Dolphins Facebook page, Twitter account and Instagram account and use the team’s official hashtag, #DolphinsUntamed, or they can sign up for the Dolphins newsletter.