Hollywoodbets Dolphins Media Release

 No: DOL1915

3 Sept 2018

Embargo: None

 Written by: Nick Tatham

All to play for after exciting DPL week two

Durban – The inaugural Dolphins Premier League, presented by Aucor, moved up to Pietermaritzburg this weekend where the results proved how competitive the league is with all eight teams still in the semi-final hunt.

The second round of matches took place at the Pietermaritzburg Oval and at the Varsity Oval with Saturday and Sunday’s action seeing 12 matches played across the two venues where none of the eight sides went through the weekend without losing a game.

At the Oval on Saturday, the Hollywoodbets eThekwini Hurricanes trounced the Jooma Properties Zulu Kings by 90 runs with Durban club stalwart Kyle Buckthorp stealing the show with figures of 5/9 including a hat-trick.

The Aucor Durban Chiefs continued their impressive march when they dispatched the Smartrac East Coast Wizards by 20 runs. Kyle Nipper top scored for the Chiefs with 52 and was well supported by Kushen Kishun, who scored 41.

Nipper then took 3/13 as the Chiefs made it three wins from three games.

In Saturday’s final match at the Oval the Toddler Park Drakensberg Thunder beat the Hollywoodbets eThekwini Hurricanes by six wickets. Blayde Capell’s second half century of the day was topped by Vaughn van Jaarsveld’s 55 while Nash Govender (46) and Zain Patel (30) got their side over the line.

At the Varsity Oval, the Elite Academy Umgeni Rhinos dominated the Drakensberg Thunder to win by 79 runs.

Bruce Kerr continued his good form with the bat with 64 runs as his side posted an imposing 176/4. In reply the Thunder were bundled out for 97, with Matt Luksich and Khalipa Cele both bagging three scalps.

In a low-scoring but exciting affair the AFFA Tugela Sharks defended 91 to beat the Solid Pak PMB Spurs by four runs.

Man of the match Gareth Rall bagged 3/9 which included the competition’s second hat-trick.

Languishing without a win, the Zulu Kings needed to get off the mark and they managed that when they beat the Rhinos by six wickets.

Bruce Kerr scored another half century for the Rhinos, however 4/15 from Xolani Mhleba restricted the Rhinos to 138/9.

In reply the Kings managed to string some partnerships together to get them over the line in the final over of the match.

On Sunday the Solid Pak PMB Spurs played in back-to-back games where they lost to the Durban Chiefs in the first encounter but beat the Drakensberg Thunder in their second game.

The Chiefs posted 153/7 thanks largely to 44 from Tyler Trenoweth. In reply the Spurs got to 145/7 with Kurtlyn Mannikam taking 3/22 to give his side an eight run victory.

In the second game, returning SA ‘A’ star and Hollywoodbets Dolphins opener Sarel Erwee scored 62 as the Spurs defended 163 to beat the Thunder by 34 runs.

The final game at the Oval was a thriller. The East Coast Wizards managed a solid 158/5 from their 18 overs. Sibz Makhanya top scored with 71. In reply the Kings managed 158/6 with Reuben Hattingh’s 57 helping his side come close, but both sides had to settle for three points each for the tie.

At the Oval on Sunday the East Coast Wizards, thanks for to a man of the match performance from Dudu Zondo, who scored 49, helped his side over the line against the impressive Tugela Sharks.

Being set 127 to win the game Zondo’s innings was crucial as they managed to win by just three wickets, handing the Sharks their only loss of the weekend.

The Sharks then bounced back emphatically in their next game when 58 not out from Cody Chetty saw them beat the Umgeni Rhinos by six wickets and propel them to the summit of the table.

The Hurricanes then went on to claim their second win of the weekend when a Blyde Capel’s 86 not out saw them score 159/9 in their 18 overs.

In reply Tyler Trenoweth scored 47 but Keith Dudgeon’s 3/26 curtailed their chase and they fell just seven runs short.

Over the past weekend KZN Coastal’s’ Blayde Capell notched up three half centuries, scoring 193 runs at an average of 96.5 and a strike rate of 156. These impressive statistics meant that he was the Player of the Weekend.

The Rookie of the Weekend went to Hilton College’s Gareth Schreuder who is playing for the Jooma Properties Zulu Kings.

Going into the final weekend of fixtures the race for top spot is wide open, however wins on Saturday for the Tugela Sharks and the Chiefs will guarantee them a semi-final berth, considering both sides have a game in hand.

“It was great to see seven of the 12 matches this weekend go down to the final over,” KZN Cricket CEO Heinrich Strydom said.

“The quality and competitiveness of the league has been great and all the teams are still in the competition going into the final week, we couldn’t have asked for a better start to this tournament.”

Dolphins Premier League presented by Aucor Round Two - Saturday results

Pietermaritzburg Oval
Hollywoodbets Ethekwini Hurricanes Vs Jooma Properties Zulu Kings
Hurricanes 166/6 (Blayde Capell 55 (35), R Koenig 49 (32), P Buys 3/32, C High 3/9)
Zulu Kings 76 all out (K Buckthorp 5/9, K Dudgeon 2/10)
Hurricanes won by 90 runs
Man Of The Match : Kyle Buckthorp 5/9 including hatrick

Aucor Durban Chiefs Vs Smartrac Eastcoast Wizards
Durban Chiefs 151/7 (Kyle Nipper 52 (35), Kushen Kishun 41 (32), Brad Porteous 28 (22))
East Coast Wizards 129/9 (M Ramsaroop 22 (23), Kyle Nipper 3/13)
Chiefs won by 20 runs
Man Of The Match : Kushen Kishen

Toddler Park Drakensburg Thunder Vs Hollywoodbets Ethekwini Hurricanes
Hollywoodbets Hurricanes 171/7 (18 overs) (Blayde Capell 52 (34), A Mokagane 55 (38), Joel Veeran 29 (17), Kerwin Mungroo 3/28)
Drakensberg Thunder 172/4 (Vaughn van Jaarsveld 55 (33), Nash Govender 46 (30), Zain Patel 30 (15) )
Thunder won by 6 wickets
Man Of The Match : Vaughan van Jaarsveld

Varsity Oval
Toddler Park Drakensburg Thunder Vs Elite Academy Umgeni Rhinos
Umgeni Rhinos 176-4 (B. Kerr 64(40), R. Wissing 38m(19), Moses 1/24)
Drakensberg Thunder 97-10 in 14.4. (V. van Jaarsveld 22(15), M. Luksich 3/15, K. Cele 3/23)
Umgeni Rhinos win by 79 Runs.
Man Of The Match : Mathew Luksich.

Solid Pak Pietermaritzburg Spurs Vs AFFA Holdings Tugela Sharks
Tugela Sharks 91-6.
Spurs 87-8
Sharks win by 4 Runs.
MoM: Gareth Rall: 3/9 including hatrick.

Elite Academy Umgeni Rhinos Vs Jooma Properties Zulu Kings
Rhinos 138/9 (18 overs) (B. Kerr 50 (22), Mhleba 4/15)
Zulu Kings 140/4 (18 overs)
Kings won by 6 wickets
Man Of The Match : Xolani Mhleba

Dolphins Premier League presented by Aucor Round Two - Sunday results

Pietermaritzburg Oval
Solid Pak PMB Spurs v Aucor Durban Chiefs
Durban Chiefs 153/7 (Tyler Trenoweth 44 Kushen Kishen 36)
PMB Spurs 145/7 (Hayden Rossouw 45 Kurtlyn Mannikam 3/22)
Chiefs won by 8 runs
Man of the Match: Tyler Trenoweth

Solid Pak PMB Spurs v Toddler Park Drakensberg Thunder
PMB Spurs 163/3 (Sarel Erwee 62 Zak Paruk 28)
Thunder 129/9 (Jason Kraft 44, Athi Maposa 3/21)
PMB Spurs won by 34 runs
Man of the Match: Sarel Erwee

Smartrac East Coast Wizards v Jooma Properties Zulu Kings
Wizards 158/5 (Sibz Makhanya 71 Luke Schlemmer 31)
Kings 158/6 (Reuben Hattingh 57 Gareth Schreuder 38)
Match tied
Men of the Match: Sibz Makhanya/Reuben Hattingh

Varsity Oval
Smartrac East Coast Wizards v AFFA Holdings Tugela Sharks
Tugela Sharks 126/7 (J Mohamed 43*)
East Coast Wizards 128/7 (Dudu Zondo 49, Abdul Hak Razack 4/23)
East Coast Wizards won by three wickets
Man of the Match: Dudu Zondo

AFFA Holdings Tugela Sharks vs Elite Academy Umngeni Rhinos
Rhinos 109/10 (Khalipa Cele 37, Viyash Gobind 2/21)
Tugela Sharks 110/4 (Cody Chetty 58*, Khalipa Cele 2/29)
Tugela Sharks won by 6 wickets
Man of the Match: Cody Chetty

Hollywoodbets eThekwini Hurricanes vs Durban Chiefs.
eThekwini Hurricanes 166/2 (Blayde Capell 86* Mike Alexander 42)
Chiefs 159/9 (Tyler Trenoworth 47 Kishen Kushen 35*, Keith Dudgeon 3/26)
Hurricanes won by 7 runs
Man of the Match: Blayde Capell

Dolphins Premier League Log - After Two Rounds



Total Played Won Tied Loss Bonus
1 AFFA Holdings Tugela Sharks 21 5 4 0 1 1
2 Aucor Durban Chiefs 20 5 4 0 1 0
3 Hollywoodbets Ethekwini Hurricanes 15 6 3 0 3 0
4 Solid Pak Pietermaritzburg Spurs 15 6 3 0 3 0
5 Elite Academy Umgeni Rhinos 12 6 2 0 4 2
6 Smartrac East Coast Wizards 12 6 2 1 3 -1
7 Toddler Park Drakensburg Thunder 9 5 2 0 3 -1
8 Jooma Properties Zulu Kings 7 5 1 1 3 -1

Durban Premier League Fixtures - Round Three and Finals

08h30 Toddler Park Drakensburg Thunder vs AFFA Holdings Tugela Sharks Pmb Oval
11h30 Hollywoodbets eThekwini Hurricanes vs Solid Pak Pietermaritzburg Spurs Kingsmead Stadium
14h30 AFFA Holdings Tugela Sharks vs Aucor Durban Chiefs Kingsmead Stadium
08h30 Jooma Properties Zulu Kings vs Aucor Durban Chiefs Kingsmead Oval
11h30 Smartrac Eastcoast Wizards vs Elite Academy Umgeni Rhinos Kingsmead Oval
14h30 Toddler Park Drakensburg Thunder vs Jooma Properties Zulu Kings Kingsmead Oval

08h30 Play Off 1 Kingsmead Stadium
11h30 Play Off 2 Kingsmead Stadium
14h30 Finals Kingsmead Stadium

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