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Coach Morgan & assistant Khan retained on new deals

Hollywoodbets Dolphins coach Grant Morgan and his assistant coach Imraan Khan have both accepted contract extensions following the conclusion of the recent domestic season which will keep them at the franchise until at least the end of the 2019/2020 season. Both coaches played pivotal roles in the Dolphins sharing the Momentum One Day Cup last season as well as making the RAM SLAM T20 Challenge final, and Morgan is excited about the prospect o…

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Oakes scoops top KZNCU award

KwaZulu-Natal Coastals wicket-keeper batsman Jason Oakes walked away with the coveted KNZCU Player of the Season award at the KZNCU & Durban and District Cricket Union (DDCU) Awards at Kingsmead Cricket Stadium on Friday. Having played a crucial part in the KZN Coastals' first ever Sunfoil 3 Day Cup title victory, Oakes' season culminated in a debut for the Hollywoodbets Dolphins in their Sunfoil Series clash with the Warriors in March thi…

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Dolphins on the right road, says Morgan

Grant Morgan believes the Hollywoodbets Dolphins are on the path to success after what he termed a satisfactory 2017/18 season for the KwaZulu-Natal franchise. The Durban-based outfit reached both domestic limited-overs finals this past year, with their big high coming in the form of a shared Momentum One-Day Cup title with the Warriors. Even though they also managed to get into the RAM SLAM T20 Challenge decider, the match itself was a mas…

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KZN Cricket handed four CSA Award nominations

Cricket South Africa recently released the list of nominees for the upcoming national awards to take place in June and the KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union will have four nominees across three categories. Sarel Erwee and Nduduzo Mfoza were nominated in the Africa T20 Cup Rising Star category. Erwee recently scooped the Momentum One Day Cup Batsman of the Year award at the Hollywoodbets Dolphins annual awards and this goes to show his consistency an…

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Morgan reflects on positive season, eyes work to do

Another helter-skelter domestic cricket season recently came to a close and Hollywoodbets Dolphins coach Grant Morgan reflected positively on the past season, and highlights the amount of work his chargers have still to do to become the best franchise in South Africa. The men from Durban challenged for two titles in the last season, with a shared Momentum One Day Cup title to show for their efforts. A disappointing showing in the RAM SLAM T20 …

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CSA CONGRATULATES KZNCU COASTAL ON WINNING SUNFOIL CUP

CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA (CSA) has congratulated the KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union on the success of its coastal squad in winning the Sunfoil Cup Provincial three-day competition. They clinched the award when they beat Namibia in the final by a comprehensive innings and 25 runs at Kingsmead over the weekend. “Congratulations to KZN Coastal on this outstanding achievement,” commented CSA Acting Chief Executive Thabang Moroe. “Their achievement …

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KZN Coastal cruise to historical Sunfoil Cup title

It took KZN Coastal just two days to beat Namibia by an innings and 25 runs when they wrapped up the Sunfoil Cup final at Kingsmead Cricket Stadium on Friday. Day two was another dominant day from the KZN team as they managed to bowl the west coast neighbours out twice in two strong bowling displays. The men from Durban were well and truly on top at the start of day two when they were 161/0 at the start of play with a lead of 21 runs. B…

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KZN Coastal hoping for historical Sunfoil Cup glory

Durban - The KwaZulu-Natal Coastal team's season will culminate in their Sunfoil 3-Day Cup final against Namibia beginning at Kingsmead Cricket Stadium on Thursday, as they hope to become the first KZN Coastals side to win the coveted red ball competition. The team has performed consistently well throughout the drawn-out campaign finishing the round robin phase of the tournament at the top of Group A, which included one of last season’s join…

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Chatsworth Youngster Shines with Bat and Ball at U17 RPC Week

Prealin Naidu’s father introduced him to cricket when he was five years old. He took an instant liking to the game, and his father told him to persevere and work hard at it. Prealin took his advice, and it’s paying off. The Grade 12 Kharwastan Secondary School learner shone with both bat and ball at the recently held Standard Bank Regional Performance Centre (RPC) National U17 Week which came to a close in Pretoria on Friday. KZN RPC…

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Umlazi Teen Making Waves at National Week

On Tuesday the 3rd of April, Thulani Chiliza shone with the ball for KZN RPC taking three wickets for twenty runs in ten overs in the team’s victory over Eastern Province. Yesterday, he was yet again instrumental in KZN’s victory over Northerns, this time with the bat - scoring 104* off just 154 balls. “Thulani played a brillant innings when we found ourselves in trouble early on,” says KZN RPC coach, Darryll Govender. “He showed alo…

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