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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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Another rain out sees Dolphins & Lions share points

Durban - The match between the Hollywoodbets Dolphins and bizhub Highveld Lions was abandoned without a ball being bowled in Potchefstroom on Monday. Incredibly all three games on Monday were abandoned so every team picked up two points. The Dolphins continue a helter-skelter week with a match in Bloemfontein against the VKB Knights on Wednesday, a match in Port Elizabeth on Friday against the Warriors and a meeting with the WSB Cape Cobras…

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Dolphins fall to Titans in the capital

The Hollywoodbets Dolphins lost their key T20 Challenge clash to the Multiply Titans at the Pietermaritzburg Oval on Saturday by eight wickets on a pitch full of runs. The win revitalises the defending champions title race, and sets up a high-road route for the Durban side for the busy week ahead, as both sides came into the Oval showdown with just one win to their credit at the midway stage of the competition. Having been asked to bat firs…

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Dolphins & Warriors share points in Durban

Durban - The Hollywoodbets Dolphins and the Warriors left Kingsmead on Wednesday evening with two points each after the weather intervened without a ball being bowled in their CSA T20 Challenge clash. It was an important game for both sides but with two points each they do make moves on the table. The Dolphins move up to eight points, just one point behind the Multiply Titans, their opponents for their next match on Saturday. They remain…

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Dolphins hoping to bounce back in jam-packed T20 fortnight

Durban – The Hollywoodbets Dolphins begin an intense phase of their CSA T20 Challenge campaign when they play six matches in twelve days, starting with a showdown with the Warriors at Kingsmead on Wednesday evening followed by a match with the Multiply Titans in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday. Two points from their rained out game against the Titans was all that the Dolphins came home with but being back at home in familiar surroundings will b…

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FRUSTRATED MORGAN AIMS FOR BIG WARRIORS SHOWING

Hollywoodbets Dolphins coach Grant Morgan remains a frustrated figure following their iffy start to the CSA T20 Challenge and hopes that his side can drive home some of the many advantages they have held when they welcome the Warriors to Durban on Wednesday.   The KwaZulu-Natal side won their first match of the campaign 10 days ago, but it has been defeat-rain-defeat since then, which has left them second bottom on the standings. &n…

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