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Written by: Nick Tatham
Inland prepped for T20 Cup semi-final
Pietermaritzburg – Following an intense round robin phase of the 2019
CSA Provincial T20 Cup, Hollywoodbets KZN Inland prepare to take on
Eastern Province in the first of the competitions semi-finals in Benoni
on Monday, 23 September before the final on Heritage Day a day later.
It was a strong group phase for Inland who won three of their four
games, one win coming with a bonus point. Despite this positive return
the competition is so cut-throat that they finished second in their
From there they had to qualify for the semi-final through the best
second placed team – or the fourth strongest team after the group phase.
From their four games they beat South Western Districts, Eastern
Province and Northern Cape and then fell to Boland in their only loss of
the competition so far.
They will face the men from Port Elizabeth again in the play-off on
Monday after they beat them by five wickets in their earlier pool clash.
In that game Kyle Nipper took three for 22 in his four overs while Rob
Frylinck starred with the bat scoring 51 off 25 balls to see his side
past the target of 161 set by EP with six balls to spare.
Unfortunately the Inland side will be without the services of their
captain Nipper for the semi-final due to work commitments; however they
will have enough experience in their ranks, and Cody Chetty will assume
the captaincy role.
In the changes to the squad Tyron Koen comes in as replacement for
Nipper while Kushen Kishun replaces Sohail Mahmoud in the squad.
Despite beating Eastern Province in the group phase of the competition
Chetty knows that the semi-final will be a different game.
“They have dangerous players across the board and these were the guys
that fired when they got their two bonus point wins in the group phase,”
“They have a powerful batting line-up with some good seamers and a
strong spin attack so they have their bases covered.”
Inland played consistently good cricket in the pool phase of the
competition and were helped by some good performances by a number of
players, none more so than Rob Frylinck, who was the stand-out player
for the side.
But Chetty believes that the side is a strong unit despite Frylinck’s
“We were happy with how the youngsters went in the group stage and Rob
mentioned to us that those performances were expected of him but we
don’t want to lean on him too much in the semi-final.
“I think that with the experience that we have from guys that played and
won the 2017 final we have got a good mix to be able to deal with
whatever scenario we are given,” he added.
Heading to Benoni for their semi-final the Inland side have the added
insight of the Hollywoodbets KZN Coastal team, who played their group
“The Coastal guys said that the wicket had good pace and bounce in it
and I think with Easterns in the semi-final we might get more of the
same,” he added.
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Hollywoodbets KZN Inland Squad:
Robert Frylinck, Grant Roelofsen, Michael Booth, Gareth Dukes, Cody
Chetty (captain), Lwandiswa Zuma, Nduduzo Mfoza, Kushen Kishun, Kerwin
Mungroo, Mangaliso Mosehle, Luke Schlemmer, Joel Veeran, Tyron Koen,
Coach: Yusuf Abdullah, Assistant Coach: Ahmed Amla, Fitness Manager:
Monday, 23 September: Semi 1 - Hollywoodbets KZN Inland v Eastern
Monday, 23 September: Semi 2 - Easterns v Border
Tuesday, 24 September: Final - Winner Semi 1 v Winner Semi 2
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Hollywoodbets KZN Inland will be lead by
Hollywoodbets Dolphins batsman Cody Chetty for their CSA Provincial T20
Cup semi-final against Eastern Province in Benoni on Monday.
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