KZN Coastal Academy Boosted by Solly M Sports Sponsorship

Durban-based sporting good specialists Solly M Sports and the KZN Cricket Union have entered into a one year agreement, with the option to renew, where Solly M Sports will be the official sponsor of the Kingsmead-based academy. The KZN Coastal Academy has been the home of some of the country’s top cricketers with the likes of David Miller, Keshav Maharaj, Andile Phehlukwayo and Hollywoodbets Dolphins captain Khaya Zondo all coming through th…

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Khan the magician to light up Durban in MSL

The current number one T20I bowler in the world Rashid Khan is set to ignite the Durban Heat when he lands on South African shores for the inaugural Mzansi Super League starting on Friday, 16 November. The Afghanistan spin wizard has rocketed to the number one spot on the ICC T20I bowling rankings at just 20 years old, but has already played in a total of 169 T20 matches for club, province, franchise and country. With a T20 bowling average …

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Dolphins made to work hard on day three in Durban

Having lost a large chunk of the second day to bad light, the Hollywoodbets Dolphins put in the hard yards with the ball on Wednesday as the visiting Multiply Titans finished the day on 325 for eight, with a lead of 139. Having taken one wicket on day two the Dolphins would have been hoping to make a strong start to the day, however a resolute partnership from Andrea Agathangelou and Gionne Koopman halted their push for wickets. A partnersh…

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Dolphins fight after poor day one start

The Hollywoodbets Dolphins showed some good fighting spirit following a poor start on day one of their 4-Day Franchise Series clash with the Multiply Titans at Kingsmead Cricket Stadium on Monday. The Dolphins decided that they would bat first on a fairly gloomy day in Durban, and the home side were put under early pressure with the loss of three quick wickets that saw the team three wickets down for nine runs. SJ Erwee was the first wicket…

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Cape Cobras Defeat Spirited Dolphins

A valiant effort with the ball defending 171 on the final day was not enough as the Hollywoodbets Dolphins lost to the World Sport Betting Cape Cobras by five wickets in their 4-Day Franchise series clash at Newlands on Thursday. The Dolphins began day four on 265/7 and they lost Keshav Maharaj early for six, they fell into more trouble he was followed by Dane Vilas who was out LBW for 72. Okuhle Cele was the last man out for four leaving E…

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Dolphins fight back on day three in Cape Town

Following a tough day two, the Hollywoodbets Dolphins fought back hard on day three of their 4-Day Franchise Series Clash with the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras at Newlands taking a 153 run lead into the final day. The Dolphins needed to finish off the Cobras innings as early as possible on Wednesday and they took the final two wickets for 20 runs with Robbie Frylinck bagging his 10th first class five wicket haul, finishing with 5/86 and th…

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Chetty & Frylinck put Dolphins in sound position

A half century from Cody Chetty, and three afternoon wickets from Robbie Frylinck put the Hollywoodbets Dolphins in a strong position at the end of day one of their 4-Day Franchise Series clash with the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras in Cape Town on Monday. The Dolphins were asked to bat first by the hosts on an overcast morning in the Mother City and despite losing Vaughn van Jaarsveld early, Cody Chetty and Sarel Erwee steadied the ship we…

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Plenty of local school interest for Durban Heat in MSLT20

As the inaugural Mzansi Super League fast approaches, the Durban Heat has a number of players who came through the ranks of a variety of KwaZulu-Natal schools, and given the staunch school’s rivalry amongst boys in the province these schools will be standing by their old boys. The Heat’s marquee local player Hashim Amla was schooled on the Berea at the famous Durban High School. Amla’s Alma Mater has also produced proteas like Lance Klus…

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Street Cricket Fever Hits KZN

Colourful scenes dominated Sukuma Road in uMlazi’s M Section, Amanzimtoti Road in Kwa Mashu and the parking lot of the Chatsworth Cricket Oval this week, as 120 kids from each of these communities were introduced to street cricket. The initiative is organised by a non-profit organisation, the Sporting Chance Foundation, in conjunction with cricket hubs in each of the areas. “It involves 120 kids per community, divided into twenty teams …

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Dolphins go down to Warriors at Kingsmead

The Hollywoodbets Dolphins lost their 4-Day Franchise Series clash against the Warriors at Kingsmead on Thursday by 93 runs. Heading into the final day the Dolphins were 18/0, needing 199 runs to win the match with all of their second innings wickets intact. After getting through the first 40 minutes without losing a wicket, Sarel Erwee was trapped in front LBW by Simon Harmer for 25. Vaughn van Jaarsveld was the next wicket to fall, cau…

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