Hollywoodbets Dolphins embark on extended Mandela Day project

On Wednesday the 18th of July, in commemoration of Nelson Mandela Day, the Hollywoodbets Dolphins picked Nyuswa Senior Primary School, located at the Valley of 1000 Hills in Botha’s Hill as this year’s recipients of “67 Minutes for Mandela.” Hollywoodbets Dolphins’ players, KZNCU staff, Associated Host Catering, sponsors Hollywoodbets, AmaZulu FC and members of the KZN Cycling Federation all came together to make this a special day f…

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Morgan takes up SA A assistant coach role

Hollywoodbets Dolphins head coach Grant Morgan will take up the position of assistant coach to Russell Domingo for the upcoming SA A tour of India which starts with a practice match on 30 July. The A team tour will see the side take on their Indian counterparts in two four-day matches followed by a triangular 50 over series with India and Australia A with the final taking place on 29 August. It has been a busy off-season for Morgan, having …

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Erwee’s career trajectory on the up-and-up

From a middle order batsman during his academy days to an award winning opening batsman for the Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Sarel Erwee has come a long way and his recent accolades culminated in a call up to the South Africa A side to tour India in July. SJ, as he is called by his team mates, acknowledges that his cricket career has taken longer to blossom than he would have liked, but the amount of support that he received from his loved ones and…

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KZN teams dominate 2018 Township & Rural Development Tournament

Home teams reigned supreme in both the U15 and U19 categories of the KZNCU, DSR and Sunfoil Township and Rural Cricket Development Schools’ Tournament, which came to an end at Hilton College this weekend. In the U15 final, KwaMsane beat Gauteng by eight wickets, whilst Esikhaleni beat Western Province by six wickets in the U19 final. SA U19 representative, Andile Mogkakane, who captained the Esikhaleni team was thrilled with the outcome. …

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Township & Rural Cricket Development Tournament ready to go

It’s all systems go for the 11th edition of the KZNCU, DSR and Sunfoil Township and Rural Cricket Development Schools’ Tournament which will take place in the KZN Midlands from July 5th to 7th. The tournament will feature an impressive twenty four teams from Kwazulu-Natal, Gauteng, Eastern Cape, Western Cape, Northern Cape and for the first time ever, Lesotho. A contingent of four hundred - including U15 and U19 cricketers, coaches, sel…

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T20 league excitement for KZN

The inaugural Hollywoodbets Dolphins Premier League, presented by Aucor, is set to ignite the winter cricket schedule in KwaZulu-Natal following a successful player auction held at Kingsmead Cricket Stadium recently. In a heated auction where a number of Hollywoodbets Dolphins players were up for grabs, the teams jostled to get the best deals as players went for a premium ahead of the event that takes place towards the end of August. Incorp…

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CSA name Proteas ODI squad for Sri Lanka, SA A squads to tour India

CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA (CSA) today took the next step in broadening the talent pool for Vision 2019 when it named both the Standard Bank Proteas squad for the ODI series in Sri Lanka as well as the South Africa A squad for the triangular limited overs series against India A and Australia A on the sub-continent. “Both series are extremely important parts of Vision 2019 as we plan for next year's ICC World Cup in England and Wales,” commented …

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Eston & Port Shepstone in for a cricketing feast

In its pursuit to grow the Hollywoodbets Dolphins’ brand and visibility around the province, the KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union has decided to host cricket festivals in Eston, just outside Pietermaritzburg, and Port Shepstone in the coming weeks. CEO of KZN Cricket, Heinrich Strydom, said that this is an attempt to intensively introduce the Dolphins franchise to other parts of the province. "We are trying to grow the brand, even in the outsk…

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Two KZN Khumalos in SA Under 19 squad for UK tour

Mondli Khumalo and Thamsanqa Khumalo who are both products of the KZNCU, Department of Sports and Recreation and Sunfoil Township and Rural Development Programme, have been included in the Coca-Cola South Africa under-19 squad which will tour England in July this year. “This is such a huge achievement for the boys,” says Sanelisiwe Kuzwayo, manager of the programme. “Moreover, it is a huge achievement for our programme and bears testamen…

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Freshly qualified Strydom reflects on first season in charge

A year into the job, a Master’s degree in Business and Administration and nine months into his marriage, it has been a whirlwind first year in charge for KwaZulu-Natal Cricket's Chief Executive Officer Heinrich Strydom. The first season in charge has been hugely rewarding for the Potchefstroom native, who took over the reins at KZN Cricket in his first franchise Chief Executive role after heading up the administration at the North-West Crick…

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