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 Synergy 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
Gap Debt Solutions
Pietermaritzburg Spurs
Gap Debt Solutions Lefa Mosena

 

Name Surname
Cameron Gordon
Calvin Savage
Jason Biddulph
SJ Erwee
Thamsanqa Khumalo
Tyron Koen
Thulani Chiliza
Yves Kamanzi
Simon Savides
Robert Frylinck
Nhlanhla Dlamini
Jordan Edy
Johnny Riekert
Joel Veeran
Coby Dyer
Athi Maphosa
Team name Team Owner Coach
Aucor Durban Chiefs Aucor (1/2) Minenhle Magubane

 

Name Surname
Kushen Kishun
Tyler Trenoworth
Bradley Porteous
Matthew Pollard
Kyle Nipper
Zakariya Paruk
Lawrence Lawler
Michael Alexander
Lungelo Dlamini
Kurtlyn Mannikam
Sboniso Mthembu
Dean Dyer
Daryn Dupavillion
Daelen Matt Fynn
Clive Madande
Andile Simelane
Team name Team Owner Coach
Mobi Cell East Coast Wizards Mobi Cell Daryll Govender

 

Name Surname
Sibonelo Makhanya
Okuhle Cele
Luke Schlemmer
Brandon Scullard
Jesse Smit
Steven Naidoo
Richard Sage Wissing
Nikhil Prem
Mlungiseleli Gcado
Mishkal Ramsaroop
Lifa Ntanzi
Joshua Niemand
Javier Frost
Jason Redinger
James Stamatis
Graham Sharp
Team name Team Owner Coach
Jooma Properties Zulu Kings Jooma Properties
and Yaseen Badat
Robbie Coutts

 

Name Surname
Prenelan Subrayen
Jason Oakes
Ruben Hattingh
Xolani Mahlaba
Gareth Dukes
Shaldon Mungroo
Sahil Bissoon
Nicholas Hewer
Michael Booth
Matthew Jeary
Ishan Maharaj
Jordan Gregory
Jody Saayman
Jacques Van De Walt
Gareth Beavan
Faheem Suleman
Team name Team Owner Coach
Fat Henry Drakensberg Thunder Toddler Park Thokozani Zulu

 

Name Surname
Vaughn van Jaarsveld
Kerwin Mungroo
Eathan Bosch
Jason Kraft
Chad Scott
Jeremy Martins
Cameron Delport
Thabiso Shangase
Steven Thompson
Smangaliso Nhlebela
Ruhan Pretorius
Melvyn Edwin Jackson
Lyndon Brown
Jared Michaux
Cade Carmichael
Ashley Lombard
Team name Team Owner Coach
Hollywoodbets eThekwini Hurricanes Hollywoodbets Kenneth Mafunga

 

Name Surname
Grant Roelofsen
Andile Mogakane
Keith Dudgeon
Blayde Capell
Michael Erlank
Samkelo Gasa
Wesley Madhevere
Tawanda Mawire
Senuran Muthusamy
Sanele Mbatha
Nick Pentz
Neill Jordaan
Kyle Moolman
Kyle Buckthorp
Gareth Wissing
Carl Heunis
Team name Team Owner Coach
AFFA Holdings Tugela Sharks AFFA Holdings Yusuf Abdullah

 

Name Surname
Sohail Mahomed
Lwandiswa Zuma
Cody Chetty
Abdul Hack Razak
Jason Wagener
Yergesh Naidoo
Waseem Rahman
Shaun Sinclair
Salman Yacoob
Ross Klusener
Mondli Khumalo
Sthabiso Zungu
George Bronkhorst
Ethan Matkovich
Caleb Pillay

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