Clinical Rocks beat the Heat in Paarl

A well-rounded performance from the Paarl Rocks saw them beat the Durban Heat by nine wickets in their Mzansi Super League clash at Eurolux Boland Park on Sunday. The Heat won the toss and elected to take first strike and the decision paid off with openers Morné van Wyk and Sarel Erwee starting positively. The pair dominated the Rocks attack early and put on 65 for the first wicket before Erwee was bowled by Grant Thomson for 32. Van Wy…

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Strong start from the Dolphins in Kimberley

Durban - After ending on 268 all out, the Hollywoodbets Dolphins finished day one of their 4-Day Franchise Series clash with the VKB Knights on top when they restricted the hosts to 24/2 in Kimberley on Monday. After winning the toss and taking first strike the Dolphins were in early trouble with the loss of Vaughn van Jaarsveld for a duck and then Cody Chetty for 12. At 13/2 Sarel Erwee and Senuran Muthusamy dug themselves in and turned th…

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Hard-working day for Dolphins at SuperSport Park

Durban - A late flurry of wickets from Calvin Savage and Kerwin Mungroo saw the Dolphins bowl the Multiply Titans out for 308, and finished 12/0, leaving the deficit at 27 runs going into day three at SuperSport Park Centurion on Friday. The morning session belonged to the hosts, but more importantly to night watchman Eldred Hawkin who notched up a surprise half century. He ended on 52 off 100 balls and was the second man out on the day. Ea…

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KZN Cricket Union scoops Federation of the Year at KZN Sports Awards

Durban – Capping a thoroughly successful season for the KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union, the province's cricket federation scooped the prestigious award of being named Federation of the Year at the KZN Sport Awards held at the Durban ICC on Tuesday evening. From the Hollywoodbets Dolphins sharing the Momentum One Day Cup, to contesting the RAM SLAM T20 Challenge final, to the Hollywoodbets KZN Coastal winning the CSA 3-Day Challenge and Hollywoo…

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Exciting season-opening Pretoria trip for Dolphins

Durban – In a repeat of last season’s four day campaign, the Hollywoodbets Dolphins get their 4-Day Franchise Series underway with a trip to the defending champions Multiply Titans at SuperSport Park, Centurion starting on Wednesday. A season opener against the Titans away from home is an exciting prospect, and with many of the Dolphins stars having been busy playing good, competitive cricket in the off-season coach Grant Morgan believes t…

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KZNCU streamlining development structures

Durban - It has been just over a week since the realignment to the KZN Cricket Union (KZNCU) Township and Rural Programme with the KZNCU Hub and RPC Development programme and so far, apart from a few teething problems, things have been running smoothly, says programme manager Sanelisiwe Kuzwayo. “Transition and change are always challenging - and we have to remember that we are working with fifty coaches who had to be reassured that they are…

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Coastal claim KZN derby T20 bragging rights

Pietermaritzburg - In what was a tournament dead rubber but had a strong competitive edge, Hollywoodbets KZN Coastal beat neighbours Hollywoodbets KZN Inland by six wickets in their final game of the 2018 Africa T20 Cup on Sunday in Pietermaritzburg. Proteas all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo was destroyer-in-chief as he bagged an impressive 5/26 in 3.5 overs to restrict the home side to 130 all out in 19.5 overs. For the hosts, run machine Cod…

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Hurricanes win the inaugural Dolphins Premier League T20 title

The Hollywoodbets Ethekwini Hurricanes won the inaugural Dolphins Premier League presented by Aucor title, beating the AFFA Holding Tugela Sharks in a thrilling final at Kingsmead on Sunday afternoon. The Hurricanes set the Chiefs a target of 134 to win the league title after posting 133/8 in their innings. In reply the Sharks were pinned back by the Hurricanes bowlers and were 14/3 after 5 overs and then reeling at 61/5 after 12 overs, set…

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Exciting opening weekend of DPL action

The first weekend of action in the inaugural Dolphins Premier League, presented by Aucor, saw some exciting action as the eight teams fought it out in 10 matches at the Kingsmead Oval and the Chatsworth Oval on Saturday and Sunday. With a mixture of players from the Hollywoodbets Dolphins down to the best schoolboy cricketers, the competition, a first of its kind in KwaZulu-Natal, saw some quality performances from young and old with both bat …

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