KZN Cricket rack up CSA Awards nominations

Durban – Cricket South Africa announced the nominations for their annual awards ceremony and KwaZulu-Natal Cricket have a number of players nominated in the various categories for the awards on 14 August. From a Hollywoodbets Dolphins perspective seamer Ottniel Baartman has been nominated in the T20 Knock-out Competition Player of the Tournament category along with his fellow seamer Daryn Dupavillon. Newly recruited Tshepang Dithole has b…

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Young Simelane eager to make his mark

Durban – Young South Africa Under 19 all-rounder Andile Simelane is eager to take up his first professional contract with the Hollywoodbets Dolphins next season as he looks to make the leap into the professional game. Simelane is a product of the KZN Hub Development Programme and becomes the latest in a growing line of players that have moved into the professional ranks. The KZN Department of Sport and Recreation and Sunfoil have played an i…

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Focused Dithole eager to add value to Dolphins

Durban – Having tasted a season with the Hollywoodbets Dolphins back in 2016/17, Tshepang Dithole is ready and eager to contribute to the team as a more experienced cricketer when he takes up a contract with the team this season. As a young player in his early twenties Dithole joined the Dolphins for a season, however played a lot of his cricket with the KZN Inland side and made a handful of appearances for the senior Dolphins side. He we…

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Smuts eager for a fresh start at the Dolphins

Durban – Heading into the new season the Hollywoodbets Dolphins have made a few new signings, none bigger than welcoming Proteas all-rounder Jon-Jon Smuts to Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium for the upcoming campaign. Smuts, who has spent his entire career at the Warriors and Eastern Province, has made the trip up the East Coast to Durban with an eye on rejuvenating himself in a fresh environment and amongst a talented group of players. Th…

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Sathiaseelan appointed as KZN Inland Cricket CEO

Pietermaritzburg - The appointment of Jason Sathiaseelan as Chief Executive Officer is another important step in the process of KZN Inland becoming an independent affiliate of Cricket South Africa following seven years of stewardship under the KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union. The KZNCU governing structures took control over KZNI and worked tirelessly to put the right structures and people in place. About a year ago, KZNCU proudly conveyed to CSA t…

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Dolphins confirm squad for 2022/23 season

Durban – The Hollywoodbets Dolphins have announced the list of contracted players that will make up their squad for the 2022/23 season with Jon-Jon Smuts, Andile Simelane and Tshepang Dithole coming into the set-up as fully contracted players. Even though the Dolphins finished unbeaten in the four-day competition, runners-up in the CSA T20 Knockout, and Semi-finalists in the CSA T20 competition, the team failed to add another trophy to the c…

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Kingsmead welcomes emphatic Proteas win

Durban – Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium rekindled its reputation as a premier test cricket venue in South Africa after the Proteas beat Bangladesh by 220 runs in the first test match of the series at the Durban venue this week. Having been starved of the game’s purest form since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the team at Kingsmead have been hard at work transforming the historic venue into one that offers spectators a one-of-a-kind e…

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Ticket specials available for Durban Bangladesh test

Durban – As Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium prepares to host its first test match since February 2019, supporters from around KwaZulu-Natal are encouraged to take advantage of an early bird ticket offer for the match against Bangladesh starting on Thursday. The KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union have given fans the incentive that the first 1000 people to purchase tickets for the test match will receive their tickets from just R54 as a way of welcom…

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Points shared between Hollywoodbets Dolphins and Six Gun Grill Western Province

Durban – The Hollywoodbets Dolphins and Six Gun Grill Western Province had to settle for a share of the spoils as weather curtailed the Hollywoodbets Dolphins chase at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium on Wednesday. Western Province got off to a strong start with their openers putting on a significant stand with a partnership of 143 before they lost their first wicket, Richard Levi dismissed for 65 as the Hollywoodbets Dolphins looked to stem …

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Warriors beat Hollywoodbets Dolphins in Gqeberha

The Warriors have handed the Hollywoodbets Dolphins their third defeat of the CSA One Day Cup when they beat the Hollywoodbets Dolphins by 208 runs at St George's Park on Sunday. Batting first the hosts put together a mammoth 329 for six in their 50 overs with Diego Rosier and Wihan Lubbe both making centuries. Rosier ended up making 148 before he was bowled by Eathan Bosch after facing just 127 balls. Lubbe's hundred took him 106 balls …

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