Durban – Another clean sweep of wins for the Gap Debt Solutions Pietermaritzburg Spurs saw them consolidate their position at the top of the Hollywoodbets Dolphins Premier League presented by Aucor in Amanzimtoti this past weekend.
The T20 games on Saturday were slightly affected by some adverse weather and the first game of the weekend saw an exciting tie between the Hollywoodbets eThekwini Hurricanes and the Jooma Properties Zulu Kings.
The Pietermaritzburg Spurs continued their winning ways with a three wicket win against the AFFA Holdings Tugela Sharks on Saturday before they beat the Aucor Durban Chiefs and the Fat Henry Drakensberg Thunder on Sunday.
With 32 points from their first six games of the competition they are guaranteed a spot in next weekend’s play-off’s, but they will have a meeting with the eThekwini Hurricanes on Saturday before they can focus on Sunday’s semi-final.
The Durban Chiefs tried to put pressure on the table-toppers but with two wins and a loss from the weekend’s games, they are still eleven points adrift of Spurs.
The big movers of the weekend were the Mobi Cell East Coast Wizards who jumped two places from fifth to third.
They managed to claim two victories this past weekend, one with a bonus point, which sees them in line for a play-off with one game to go against basement dwellers the Synergy Umgeni Rhinos next weekend.
Rounding out the play-off spots are the AFFA Holdings Tugela Sharks.
The Sharks stay in fourth place on the log, consolidating the position they held after the opening weekend after they registered a win and a loss in the weekend’s action.
They do have two games to play on the final Saturday of round robin games next weekend. They take on the Fat Henry Drakensberg Thunder and then the Aucor Durban Chiefs.
For the bottom four sides, there is still a good possibility that things in the top half could change. With five points for a win, there is plenty of wiggle room for the Drakensberg Thunder and the Jooma Properties Zulu Kings – who both have two games in hand.
Should the Kings and the Thunder win their matches on Saturday morning, then the final game between the two sides on Saturday afternoon at the Maritzburg Varsity Cricket Oval will be an effective quarter final.
The Hurricanes have got one game left against the log leading Spurs on Saturday morning to decide their fate for the rest of the competition. Nothing less than a win will do for the defending champions.
The Synergy Umgeni Rhinos have one more match left in the competition against the Wizards to salvage some pride and register a win.
There were a number of strong performances throughout the weekend.
Hollywoodbets Dolphins wicket-keeper/batsman Grant Roelofsen registered the highest score of the weekend with 96 not out for the Hurricanes against the Chiefs.
Dolphins all-rounder Sibz Makhanya was in good form with both the bat and the ball. He helped rocket the Wizards into the play-off places.
Prenelan Subrayen scored 68 not out for the Zulu Kings while Eathan Bosch made 87 in a match-winning effort from the Thunder.
Young Andile Simelane showed his potential for the Durban Chiefs as they push for a semi-final spot while captain of the Spurs Calvin Savage continued his good form with the bat.
The final round robin games will return to Pietermaritzburg as the Pietermaritzburg Oval and the UKZN Varisty Oval host the final round this Saturday.
The semi-finals and the final will take place at Kingsmead Stadium this coming Sunday.
2019 Hollywoodbets Dolphins Premier League presented by Aucor Week Two Results
SATURDAY 31 AUGUST
Hollywoodbets eThekwini Hurricanes vs Jooma Properties Zulu Kings
Grant Roelofsen 39 (25)
Nick Hewer 1/9
Aucor Durban Chiefs vs Mobi Cell East Coast Wizards
Luke Schlemmer 59 (55)
Brad Porteous 56 (39)
Matt Pollard 2/16
Chiefs win by 1 run
Fat Henry Drakensberg Thunder vs Hollywoodbets eThekwini Hurricanes
Eathan Bosch 87 (42)
Thunder win by 25 runs
Synergy Umgeni Rhinos vs Jooma Properties Zulu Kings
Prenelan Subrayen 68* (38) 3/27
Kings win by 8 wickets and a bonus
Synergy Umgeni Rhinos vs Fat Henry Drakensberg Thunder
Vaughn van Jaarsveld 45 (21)
Kerwin Mungroo 4/17
Thunder win by 8 runs
Gap Debt Solutions Pietermaritzburg Spurs vs AFFA Holdings Sharks
Tyron Koen 4/22
Spurs win by 3 wickets
SUNDAY 01 SEPTEMBER
Mobi Cell East Coast Wizards vs AFFA Holdings Tugela Sharks
Sibz Makhanya 44 (19)
Sohail Mahmoud 4/25
Wizards win 29 runs with a bonus point
Synergy Umgeni Rhinos vs AFFA Holdings Tugela Sharks
Khalipa Cele 58 (55)
Mondli Khumalo 4/32
Abdul Hack Razzack 3/19
Sharks win by 40 runs with a bonus point
Hollywoodbets eThekwini Hurricanes vs Aucor Durban Chiefs
Grant Roelofsen 96* (64)
Chiefs won by four runs
Gap Debt Solutions Pietermaritzburg Spurs vs Aucor Durban Chiefs
Joel Veeran 42 (37)
Kushen Kishun 78* (62)
Andile Simelane 2/19
Spurs won by 14 runs
Fat Henry Drakensberg Thunder vs Gap Debt Solutions Pietermaritzburg Spurs
Calvin Savage 31 (16)
Spurs won by 3 wickets
Jooma Properties Zulu Kings vs Mobi Cell East Coast Wizards
Sibz Makhanya 4/17
Jordan Gregory 3/10
Wizards won by 5 runs
2019 Hollywoodbets Dolphins Premier League (DPL) presented by Aucor Squads:
AFFA Holdings Tugela Sharks:
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.
Hollywoodbets eThekwini Hurricanes:
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, Andile Phehlukwayo.
Aucor Durban Chiefs:
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.
Jooma Properties Zulu Kings:
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.
Mobi Cell East Coast Wizards:
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.
Fat Henry Drakensberg Thunder:
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.
Gap Debt Solutions Pietermaritzburg Spurs:
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.
Synergy Umgeni Rhinos:
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.
2019 Hollywoodbets Dolphins Premier League Presented by Aucor Fixtures:
Saturday, 07 September 2019
08h30 – 11h10 Drakensburg Thunder v Tugela Sharks Toti oval
08h30 – 11h10 Zulu Kings v Durban Chiefs Toti oval
11h30 – 14h10 eThekwini Hurricanes v Pietermaritzburg Spurs Toti oval
11h30 – 14h10 East Coast Wizards v Umgeni Rhinos Toti oval
14h30 – 17h10 Tugela Sharks v Durban Chiefs Toti oval
14h30 – 17h10 Drakensburg Thunder v Zulu Kings Toti 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