Hollywoodbets Dolphins Media Release

 No: DPL1901

16 July 2019

Embargo: None

 Written by: Nick Tatham


Dolphins Premier League set for second exciting edition

Durban - The Hollywoodbets Dolphins Premier League presented by Aucor will get underway on Saturday, 24 August for three weeks of exciting T20 cricket culminating in the final at Kingsmead Cricket Stadium on Sunday, 8 September.

The auction took place at Kingsmead last Friday and it was Hollywoodbets Dolphins all-rounder Senuran Muthusamy who collected the largest price as he went to the defending champions the Hollywoodbets eThekwini Hurricanes.

The competition has been set up so that each side will have a smattering of Hollywoodbets Dolphins contracted players as well as those contracted to both Hollywoodbets KZN Coastal and Hollywoodbets KZN Inland.

There wasn't too much shuffling around of players with the core of most teams remaining unchanged for this year’s edition, however there are one or two players who are available that weren't part of the tournament in 2018.

Dolphins stars Senuran Muthusamy and Khaya Zondo were on SA 'A' tour of India last season and they will be involved in the competition this year while there is a welcome return to Durban for Cameron Delport.

Proteas T20 player and Dolphins stalwart Rob Frylinck has been picked up by the Gap Debt Solutions Pietermaritzburg Spurs for this year’s edition after playing for the AFFA Holdings Tugela Sharks in last year's debut edition of the competition.

"This competition is an opportunity for KZN Cricket to reach as far and wide around the province as we possibly can," CEO of KZN Cricket Heinrich Strydom said at the auction.

"It gives an opportunity to school players and club players to play alongside and against our best Hollywoodbets Dolphins players and provincial stars.

"It gives club coaches and in-house coaches the chance to help raise the standard of cricket in the province and to make sure that everyone taking part knows that they are part of the pipeline."

There will be a number of strong sides in the competition once again and Strydom isn't sure who the pacesetter teams will be but he knows that there are certain attributes a team will need to be a strong contender in the tournament.

"You need to create a good team culture and that will be important if you want to succeed.

"We saw that last year with the eThekwini Hurricanes who were a tight-knit team and they played for each other," Strydom added.

The opening games of the competition will see the Synergy Umgeni Rhinos take on last years semi-finalists Aucor Durban Chiefs, while it will be a repeat of the 2018 final as the Hollywoodbets eThekwini Hurricanes take on the AFFA Holdings Tugela Sharks.

For more information visit www.dolphinscricket.co.za.

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.

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, 24 August 2019
11h30 – 14h10 Umgeni Rhinos v Durban Chiefs PMB Oval
11h30 – 14h10 eThekwini Hurricanes v Tugela Sharks Varsity Oval
14h30 – 17h10 Zulu Kings v Pietermaritzburg Spurs PMB Oval
14h30 – 17h10 Drakensburg Thunder v East Coast Wizards Varsity Oval

Sunday, 25 August 2019
08h30 – 11h10 East Coast Wizards v eThekwini Hurricanes PMB Oval
08h30 – 11h10 Umgeni Rhinos v Pietermaritzburg Spurs Varsity Oval
11h30 – 14h10 Zulu Kings v Tugela Sharks PMB Oval
11h30 – 14h10 Drakensburg Thunder v Durban Chiefs Varsity Oval
14h30 – 17h10 eThekwini Hurricanes v Umgeni Rhinos PMB Oval
14h30 – 17h10 East Coast Wizards v Pietermaritzburg Spurs Varsity Oval

Saturday, 31 August 2019
08h30 - 11h10 eThekwini Hurricanes v Zulu Kings Toti Oval 1
08h30 - 11h10 Drakensburg Thunder v Umgeni Rhinos Toti Oval 2
11h30 – 14h10 Durban Chiefs v East Coast Wizards Toti Oval 1
11h30 – 14h10 Pietermaritzburg Spurs v Tugela Sharks Toti Oval 2
14h30 – 17h10 Drakensburg Thunder v eThekwini Hurricanes Toti Oval 1
14h30 – 17h10 Umgeni Rhinos v Zulu Kings Toti Oval 2

Sunday, 01 September 2019
08h30 - 11h10 Pietermaritzburg Spurs v Durban Chiefs Toti Oval 1
08h30 - 11h10 East Coast Wizards v Tugela Sharks Toti Oval 2
11h30 – 14h10 Drakensburg Thunder v Pietermaritzburg Spurs Toti Oval 1
11h30 – 14h10 Umgeni Rhinos v Tugela Sharks Toti Oval 2
14h30 – 17h10 Zulu Kings v East Coast Wizards Toti Oval 1
14h30 – 17h10 eThekwini Hurricanes v Durban Chiefs Toti Oval 2

Saturday, 07 September 2019
08h30 - 11h10 Drakensburg Thunder v Tugela Sharks Toti Oval 1
08h30 - 11h10 Zulu Kings v Durban Chiefs Toti Oval 2
11h30 – 14h10 eThekwini Hurricanes v Pietermaritzburg Spurs Toti Oval 1
11h30 – 14h10 East Coast Wizards v Umgeni Rhinos Toti Oval 2
14h30 – 17h10 Tugela Sharks v Durban Chiefs Toti Oval 1
14h30 – 17h10 Drakensburg Thunder v Zulu Kings Toti Oval 2

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

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