Dolphins Premier League

Hollywoodbets Dolphins Premier League presented by Aucor

 

What is the Dolphins Premier League (DPL)?

The Dolphins Premier League is an elite senior level cricket competition, which brings the best players from around KZN to partake in an IPL format league.

Why was the DPL formed?

The DPL was formed by the KZN Cricket Union to bring new life to club cricket, and to give every cricketer in KZN a chance to prove themselves at the next level. It gives great exposure to those who are up and coming, as well as those who have been knocking on the door to get a contract with KZN Cricket Union. Every team will see players from all levels in the same squad, where rookies and school boys are now sharing changerooms with Hollywoodbets Dolphins players. It brings players from around the province into the same team, and breaks down any barriers which may exist.

What is the format of the game and league?

The format is T18, which will see each innings only 18 overs long. The reason behind this is that 3 games are to be played at one venue on each day. Therefore, you can expect even more explosive cricket action! Every team will play each other once, with the top 4 teams going through to the play-offs, and then a final.

Which players are taking part in the DPL?

Players from Hollywoodbets Dolphins, KZN Inland & KZN Coastal amateur/semi-professional teams, Club cricketers and the best school boys/rookies in the province.

Who are the title sponsors of the league?

The title sponsors are Aucor Auctioneers. Their tagline is that they are Africa’s Auction Authority. They operate across a broad spectrum of industries, and have a foot print in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Lesotho. They are a very professional company, and a great sponsor to have as a part of KZN Cricket. They were brilliant in the auction process for this tournament.

How many teams are there in the tournament?

There are eight teams taking part in the tournament. They are all new teams created for this tournament, and each are named after a place within KwaZulu-Natal. Each has a team owner:

Team name Team Owner Coach
Synergy Umgeni Rhinos Elite Academy Mduduzi Mbatha

 

Name Surname
Khalipha Cele
Nduduzo Mfoza
Bruce Kerr
Thula Ngcobo
Marques Ackerman
Saidi Mhlongo
Nashen Govender
Mpumelelo Xulu
Mangaliso Mosehle
Khaya Zondo
Keagan Crawford
John Williams Grewar
Jared Oosthuizen
Jandre Vijoen
Cody Gertze
Andrew Dyer
Team name Team Owner Coach
Pietermaritzburg Spurs Solid Pak Lefa Mosena

 

Name: Surname:
Tyron Koen
Thamsanqa Khumalo
Sthabiso Zungu
Josh van Eden
Roger Skene
Zakaria Paruk
Athi Maposa
Warren Naidoo
SJ Erwee
Aatiish Maharaj
Mondli Khumalo
Stephan Joubert
Andrew Dyer
Lydon Brown
Jason Biddulph
Team name Team Owner Coach
Durban Chiefs Aucor (1/2) Minenhle Magubane

 

Name: Surname:
Deepak Anand
Daryn Dupavillion
Gareth Jeary
Keshav Maharaj
Kurtlyn Mannikam
Masimbongwe Mthembu
Kyle Nipper
Matthew Pollard
Bradly Porteous
Katlego Thena
Tebogo Thena
Tyler Trenowith
Morne Van Wyk
Mpumelelo Xulu
Christopher Mohale
Team name Team Owner Coach
East Coast Wizards Smartrac Daryll Govender

 

Name: Surname:
Josh Brown
Simon Holmes
Sandile Hlatswayo
Dudu Zondo
Jesse Smit
Brandon Scullard
Luke Schlemmer
Ryan Reeves
Mishkal Ramsaroop
Kyle Moolman
Okuhle Cele
Nazeer Jaffer
Cameron Gordon
Jeyato Bezuidenhoudt
Team name Team Owner Coach
Zulu Kings Jooma Properties
and Yaseen Badat
Robbie Coutts

 

Name: Surname:
Pienaar Buys
Gareth Dukes
Hussain Essop
Ruben Hatting
Graham Hume
Xolani Mahlaba
Jason Mathews
Shaldon Mungroo
Smangaliso Nhlebela
Jason Oakes
Juan Pretorius
Michael Schlanders
Gareth Schreuder
Mthokosizi Shezi
Prenelan Subrayen
Team name Team Owner Coach
Drakensberg Thunder Toddler Park Thokozani Zulu

 

Name: Surname:
Chad Scott
Jason Kraft
Carl Heunis
Ruan Van Rensburg
James Ritchie
Zain Patel
Yergesh Naidoo
Keenan Moses
Eathan Bosch
Kerwin Mungroo
Vaughn Van Jaarsveld
Ross Klusener
Matthew Jeary
Nashen Govender
Gregory Ford
Team name Team Owner Coach
Ethekweni Hurricanes Hollywoodbets Kenneth Mafunga

 

Name: Surname:
Michael Alexander
Kyle Buckthorp
Blayde Capel
Keith Dudgeon
Michael Erlank
Cody Gertze
Khwezi Gumede
Neil Jordan
Robert Koenig
Nabeel Mahomed
Tawanda Mawarie
Andile Mogakane
Waseem Rahman
Grant Roelofson
Joel Veeran
Team name Team Owner Coach
Tugela Sharks AFA Holdings Yusuf Abdullah

 

Name: Surname:
Robbie Frylink
Caleb Pillay
Lifa Ntanzi
Jason Wagener
John Riekert
Abdul Hack Razak
Gareth Rall
Ruhan Pretoruis
Irshaad Mohomed
Cody Chetty
Lwandiswa Zuma
Suhail Mahomed
Vyash Gobind
Javier Frost
George Bronkhorst
Fraser Jones

How were the teams selected for this tournament?

All the Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Coastal, Inland and Club players were auctioned off at a recent gathering of the teams. Each team was given a set amount of funds to bid for players, with the highest bidder getting that player selected for their squad. The school boys and rookies were entered into a draft system, where each team went in turns to select one of three for their team.

How many players are there in each squad?

There are between 15 and 16 players for each squad, with two coaches. Each squad must be made up of a balance between Dolphins, Coastal, Inland, Club players and rookies.

Fixtures

Saturday, 24 August 2019
11h30 – 14h10 Umgeni Rhinos v Durban Chiefs PMB Oval
11h30 – 14h10 eThekwini Hurricanes v Tugela Sharks Varsity Oval
14h30 – 17h10 Zulu Kings v Pietermaritzburg Spurs PMB Oval
14h30 – 17h10 Drakensburg Thunder v East Coast Wizards Varsity Oval

Sunday, 25 August 2019
08h30 – 11h10 East Coast Wizards v eThekwini Hurricanes PMB Oval
08h30 – 11h10 Umgeni Rhinos v Pietermaritzburg Spurs Varsity Oval
11h30 – 14h10 Zulu Kings v Tugela Sharks PMB Oval
11h30 – 14h10 Drakensburg Thunder v Durban Chiefs Varsity Oval
14h30 – 17h10 eThekwini Hurricanes v Umgeni Rhinos PMB Oval
14h30 – 17h10 East Coast Wizards v Pietermaritzburg Spurs Varsity Oval

Saturday, 31 August 2019
08h30 – 11h10 eThekwini Hurricanes v Zulu Kings Toti Oval 1
08h30 – 11h10 Drakensburg Thunder v Umgeni Rhinos Toti Oval 2
11h30 – 14h10 Durban Chiefs v East Coast Wizards Toti Oval 1
11h30 – 14h10 Pietermaritzburg Spurs v Tugela Sharks Toti Oval 2
14h30 – 17h10 Drakensburg Thunder v eThekwini Hurricanes Toti Oval 1
14h30 – 17h10 Umgeni Rhinos v Zulu Kings Toti Oval 2

Sunday, 01 September 2019
08h30 – 11h10 Pietermaritzburg Spurs v Durban Chiefs Toti Oval 1
08h30 – 11h10 East Coast Wizards v Tugela Sharks Toti Oval 2
11h30 – 14h10 Drakensburg Thunder v Pietermaritzburg Spurs Toti Oval 1
11h30 – 14h10 Umgeni Rhinos v Tugela Sharks Toti Oval 2
14h30 – 17h10 Zulu Kings v East Coast Wizards Toti Oval 1
14h30 – 17h10 eThekwini Hurricanes v Durban Chiefs Toti Oval 2

Saturday, 07 September 2019
08h30 – 11h10 Drakensburg Thunder v Tugela Sharks PMB Oval
08h30 – 11h10 Zulu Kings v Durban Chiefs Varsity Oval
11h30 – 14h10 eThekwini Hurricanes v Pietermaritzburg Spurs PMB Oval
11h30 – 14h10 East Coast Wizards v Umgeni Rhinos Varsity Oval
14h30 – 17h10 Tugela Sharks v Durban Chiefs PMB Oval
14h30 – 17h10 Drakensburg Thunder v Zulu Kings Varsity Oval

Sunday, 08 September 2019
08h30 – 11h10 Semi Final 1 Kingsmead Cricket Stadium
11h30 – 14h10 Semi Final 2 Kingsmead Cricket Stadium
14h30 – 17h10 Finals Kingsmead Cricket Stadium