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Van Jaarsveld the hero at Dolphins annual awards

Durban – Perennial achiever Vaughn van Jaarsveld was the big winner at the Hollywoodbets Dolphins Annual Awards dinner at the Mount Edgecombe Country Club on Thursday bagging six awards including the coveted Players’ Player and Player of the Year awards. The Durban-based franchise celebrated a successful season as Mount Edgecombe Country Club (MECC) played host to the annual golf day before the awards took place. The Dolphins made the p…

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Ackerman honoured with KZNCU player of the year award

Durban - At the annual KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union awards on Friday evening, exciting batsman Marques Ackerman was given the KZNCU Player of the Year Award following a breakthrough season that saw him debut for the Hollywoodbets Dolphins in all three formats. It has been a rapid rise through the ranks for Ackerman this season and a century on debut in the CSA 4-Day Franchise Series announced the arrival of the 23 year old left-hander at franch…

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Dolphins lose out to Lions in T20 semi

Durban - The Hollywoodbets Dolphins fell to an eight wicket defeat to the bizhub Highveld Lions in their CSA T20 Challenge semi-final at the Wanderers on Wednesday. The Dolphins made a fist of their batting innings and posted 163 for eight thanks mainly to a 47 by Vaughn van Jaarsveld. Batting first openers Van Jaarsveld and Morné van Wyk started well putting on 54 for the first wicket before Van Wyk was run out for 32. Two quick wicket…

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Settled Dolphins excited by Lions semi-final match-up

Durban - Following two consecutive CSA T20 Challenge wins and a favour from the bizhub Highveld Lions, the Hollywoodbets Dolphins have booked a spot in the competition semi-finals against the Lions at the Wanderers on Wednesday. The topsy-turvy nature of the Dolphins campaign meant that the final day of the round robin phase of the competition was going to be crucial, and a clinical win against the WSB Cape Cobras was all the Dolphins could do…

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Dolphins’ win sets up T20 Challenge semi in JHB

Durban - A commanding five wicket win by the Hollywoodbets Dolphins against the WSB Cape Cobras at Kingsmead on Sunday, at the same time the Multiply Titans went down to the bizhub Highveld Lions at SuperSport Park, which sets up a semi-final for the Dolphins against the Lions at the Wanderers on Wednesday. A typically abrasive knock from opener Vaughn van Jaarsveld on Sunday helped break the back of a fairly straight-forward chase with his 48…

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Maiden Van Jaarsveld T20 ton keeps Dolphins semi-final hopes alive

Durban - A resurgent Vaughn van Jaarsveld blasted a maiden T20 hundred that helped the Hollywoodbets Dolphins to a much-needed seven wicket win over the Warriors in their CSA T20 Challenge match in PE. The left-handed Van Jaarsveld, making his first appearance of the campaign, scored 112 not out off just 69 deliveries with twelve fours and five sixes to guide his side home. Earlier the Dolphins won the toss and bowled first which proved to …

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Shangase earns maiden Proteas women’s call up

Durban – KZN Coastal women’s all-rounder Nondumiso Shangase has earned a first call up to the Proteas women’s squad for their upcoming ODI and T20 series against Pakistan starting on 6 May in Potchefstroom. The 23 year-old, who only starting playing cricket when she was in matric, has been a part of the Powerade National Academy for the past two years and played in the South African Women’s Emerging side against Australia and England…

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BAD WEATHER CLAIMS 10TH T20 CHALLENGE ABANDONMENT

Rain claimed its 10th abandonment of the 2018/19 CSA T20 Challenge season after the round eight encounter between basement sides the VKB Knights and the Hollywoodbets Dolphins was called off without a ball being bowled in Bloemfontein on Wednesday.   In what has been a campaign drenched by rain, more than 150mm has fallen in the Free State capital in less than a week, leaving the Mangaung Oval at times under water.   Even th…

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Dolphins determined to fight hard in final T20 Challenge week

Durban – With three more matches left in the round-robin phase of the CSA T20 Challenge for the Hollywoodbets Dolphins they have a busy week starting with a clash with the VKB Knights in Bloemfontein on Wednesday, a trip to Port Elizabeth on Friday and a home game on Sunday. With three opportunities to pick up maximum points, the Dolphins are still in with a shout at qualifying for the play-offs. Given that they currently occupy fifth pla…

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Yusuf Abdulla takes over as KZN Inland coach

Pietermaritzburg - Former Proteas fast bowler Yusuf Abdulla has been appointed as the new coach of the Hollywoodbets KZN Inland team. The Dundee-raised left-arm speedster, who played two T20 internationals for South Africa and enjoyed a successful career with the Dolphins, and both the KZN and KZN Inland sides, takes over the reigns at the Pietermaritzburg hub from Shane Burger, who has taken up a coaching position in Scotland. For 36 year …

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