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New era for Kingsmead Cricket Stadium as Hollywoodbets secures naming rights

Durban - As Hollywoodbets continues to further entrench itself in KwaZulu-Natal cricket, it has taken on the official naming rights of the Kingsmead Cricket Stadium with immediate effect. One of the country’s leading licensed bookmaking businesses, Hollywoodbets, has been at the forefront of cricket sponsorship in the province for the past four seasons and this new five year partnership agreement will see them involved until at least August…

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Titans provide Dolphins with first test of new season

Durban – The Hollywoodbets Dolphins will get their 2019/2020 season under way with a CSA 4-Day Franchise Series clash against the Momentum Multiply Titans at SuperSport Park, Centurion from 7-10 October. It is going to be a fresh start for the Dolphins with a new coach in the form of former opening batsman Imraan Khan and the side has put emphasis on improving their red ball cricket record this season. The Titans have been a side that hav…

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Exciting DPL All Stars eager for Scotland showdown

Durban – The 2019 Hollywoodbets Dolphins Premier League All Stars are set for an exciting clash with the Scotland national team at Kingsmead Cricket Stadium on Monday evening as the Scots prepare for their T20 World Cup qualifiers in Dubai. The All Stars side will feature players that stood out during the recent DPL, which was presented by Aucor. The Gap Debt Solutions Pietermaritzburg Spurs cruised through the tournament undefeated before b…

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Coastal keen to get 2019/20 season underway

Durban – The Hollywoodbets KZN Coastal side will begin it’s 2019-2020 CSA 3-Day Provincial Cup and One Day Cup against South Western Districts this week at Kingsmead Cricket Stadium as they target returning trophies to the KZN cricket trophy cabinet. Having won the CSA 3-Day Provincial Cup in the 2017-2018 season the Coastal side missed out on an opportunity for silverware last season and coach Roger Telemachus is hoping that his side can …

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Positive Inland host Gauteng in season opener

Pietermaritzburg – Hollywoodbets KZN Inland will be hoping to build on a strong CSA Provincial T20 Cup campaign when they face the Central Gauteng Lions in the first round of the new season’s 3-Day Provincial Cup and One Day Provincial Cup at the Pietermaritzburg Oval starting on Thursday. The Inland side showed positive early season form when they made the finals of the T20 Cup where they lost to Easterns, and will hope to carry that mome…

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Durban left buzzing after inaugural Kingsmead Festival

Durban – A successful Kingsmead Festival on Saturday, highlighted by the showdown between the Hollywoodbets Dolphins Invitational and the East Coast Radio All Stars, kick-started the eagerly anticipated 2019/2020 season at Kingsmead Cricket Stadium. Chief Executive Officer of KZN Cricket Heinrich Strydom invited all major stakeholders to the event that saw families bask in a typically warm spring day while watching some of the Hollywoodbets …

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Phehlukwayo to fill crucial role for Durban Heat

Durban – Proteas all-rounder Andile is delighted to have been rewarded with the spot of South African marquee player for the Durban Heat for the upcoming Mzansi Super League, and the born-and-bred KwaZulu-Natalian is looking forward to making his mark in his hometown T20 franchise. Phehlukwayo will join a number of local players in the Durban Heat squad with the likes of David Miller, Khaya Zondo, Keshav Maharaj, Rob Frylinck, Prenelan Subra…

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KZN Inland fall to Easterns in thrilling T20 Cup final

Pietermaritzburg – The Hollywoodbets KZN Inland side narrowly lost a thrilling final of the CSA Provincial T20 Cup against Easterns at Willowmoore Park by five runs in a match that went down to the final delivery. The Inland Blues were set a formidable target of 179 to win the final, and made a valiant effort thanks to a heroic, career-best 79 from Grant Roelofsen. He fell chasing boundaries in the final over as the home side secured its …

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Inland charge into T20 Cup final

Pietermaritzburg – A rampant Hollywoodbets KZN Inland side demolished Eastern Province by 21 runs in their semi-final of the CSA Provincial T20 Cup at Willowmoore Park to win a place in the Tuesday's final. Having been put into bat by Eastern Province on a blustery day in Benoni, skipper Cody Chetty put the Eastern Cape bowlers to the sword, hammering their attack to all corner of the ground, taking the Inland side to 100 in just over ten ov…

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KIRSTEN: MSL HAS HUGE VALUE FOR SA CRICKET

Durban Heat coach Gary Kirsten is excited about what the Mzansi Super League (MSL) can do for South African cricket, saying it has all the potential to unearth future stars for the Standard Bank Proteas. The legendary Protea will be getting his first taste of the action in season 2.0 after being appointed as the team leader at Kingsmead earlier this season. Kirsten has a glittering CV both as player and coach. He led India to the World Cup …

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