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Hollywoodbets Dolphins
Hollywood Bets Dolphins logo.svg
Personnel
Captain South Africa Khaya Zondo
Coach South Africa Grant Morgan
Team information
Colours      Black      Green
Founded 2003
Home ground Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban
Capacity 25,000
Official website: http://www.dolphinscricket.co.za

First-class

ODI/T20 Away

ODI/T20 Home

The Hollywoodbets Dolphins are a franchise cricket team representing the KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa. They take part in the Sunfoil Series first class competition, the Momentum 1 Day Cup and Ram Slam T20 Challenge limited overs competitions. The team's home venues are Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban and the Pietermaritzburg Oval in Pietermaritzburg.

Former Dolphins cricketers include Proteas players Shaun Pollock, Jonty Rhodes, Pat Symcox, Lance Klusener, Andrew Hudson, Errol Stewart, Dale Benkenstein and Imraan Khan. Hashim Amla played for the Dolphins for many seasons before moving to the Cape Cobras. Kyle Abbott played for the Dolphins before moving to Hampshire on a Kolpak deal.[1]

International players to play for the Dolphins include Malcom Marshall, Collis King, Hartley Alleyne, Nixon McLean, Eldine Baptiste, Neil Johnson, Sanath Jayasuriya[2], Ravi Bopara, Graham Onions and Kevin Pietersen.

Current Proteas cricketers in the Hollywoodbets Dolphins squad include Keshav Maharaj, David Miller, Imran Tahir, Morné van Wyk, Andile Phehlukwayo, Robert Frylinck, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Dane Vilas and Mthokozisi Shezi.

They are the only side in South Africa that did not merge several provincial teams to form the side when the franchise system was introduced into South African domestic cricket.

Playing kit

The Hollywoodbets Dolphins home kit consists of black shirts and black trousers with green trim during limited overs competitions. The away strip for limited overs competitions is purple shirts and purple trousers with yellow trim.

Sponsors

Hollywoodbets are the Dolphins' primary shirt sponsors until the end of the 2019/20 season,[3] with local radio station East Coast Radio (ECR 94.5FM) their associate sponsor.

Honours

  • SuperSport Series (0) – ; shared (2) – 2004–05, 2005–06
  • Ram Slam T20 Challenge Winners 2013/14
  • Momentum One Day Cup Winners 2017/18 (shared with Warriors)

The Hollywoodbets Dolphins finished as runners-up in the 2017/18 Ram Slam T20 Challenge, after losing to the Multiply Titans in the final at Centurion.[4]

The Hollywoodbets Dolphins reached the final of the 2017/18 Momentum One Day Cup after beating the Cape Cobras in the semi-final. The Dolphins played the Warriors in the final at Kingsmead, however the match was abandoned halfway through the Dolphins first innings due to persistent rain. The rain continued on the reserve day forcing the final to be abandoned, and the trophy was shared between the two teams.[5]

Squad

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Opening Batsmen
Sarel Erwee South Africa (1989-11-10) 10 November 1989 (age 28) Left-handed Right arm off break
Middle order batsmen
Cody Chetty South Africa (1991-06-28) 28 June 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm off break
Tshepang Dithole South Africa (1993-03-10) 10 March 1993 (age 25) Left-handed Right arm off break
Sibonelo Makhanya South Africa (1996-03-07) 7 March 1996 (age 22) Right-handed Right arm medium
David Miller South Africa (1989-06-10) 10 June 1989 (age 29) Left-handed Right arm off break
Vaughn van Jaarsveld South Africa (1985-02-02) 2 February 1985 (age 33) Left-handed Right arm medium
Khayelihle Zondo South Africa (1990-03-07) 7 March 1990 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm off break Captain
Wicket-keepers
Dane Vilas South Africa (1985-06-10) 10 June 1985 (age 33) Right-handed Right arm Wicket-Keeper
Morne van Wyk South Africa (1979-03-20) 20 March 1979 (age 39) Right-handed Left arm orthodox Wicket-Keeper
All-rounders
Robert Frylinck South Africa (1984-09-27) 27 September 1984 (age 34) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Senuran Muthusamy South Africa (1994-02-22) 22 February 1994 (age 24) Left-handed Left arm orthodox
Kyle Nipper South Africa (1987-11-25) 25 November 1987 (age 30) Left-handed Left arm orthodox
Andile Phehlukwayo South Africa (1996-03-03) 3 March 1996 (age 22) Left-handed Right arm fast
Calvin Savage South Africa (1993-01-04) 4 January 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm fast
Spin Bowlers
Keshav Maharaj South Africa (1990-02-07) 7 February 1990 (age 28) Right-handed Left arm orthodox
Prenelan Subrayen South Africa (1993-09-23) 23 September 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm off break
Imran Tahir South Africa (1979-03-27) 27 March 1979 (age 39) Right-handed Right arm leg break
Seam Bowlers
Daryn Dupavillon South Africa (1994-07-15) 15 July 1994 (age 24) Right-handed Right arm fast
Rabian Engelbrecht South Africa (1992-11-04) 4 November 1992 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Mthokozisi Shezi South Africa (1987-09-09) 9 September 1987 (age 31) Left-handed Left arm medium
Eathan Bosch South Africa (1998-04-27) 27 April 1998 (age 20) Right-handed Right arm fast

Contracted players and second team players who have represented Dolphins in the 2015/16 and 2016/17 season.

List

A list of all the cricketers who have represented the Dolphins cricket team at List A, First Class and T20 level. The list only includes those players since the inception of the Dolphins franchise in the 2004/05 season.

List of LIST A Dolphins Players edit
Number Name Nat List A Debut Debut Opposition Venue
1 Lance Klusener South Africa 12 November 2004 Titans Durban
2 Imraan Khan South Africa 12 November 2004 Titans Durban
3 Doug Watson South Africa 12 November 2004 Titans Durban
4 Ahmed Amla South Africa 12 November 2004 Titans Durban
5 Dale Benkenstein South Africa 12 November 2004 Titans Durban
6 Ashraf Mall South Africa 12 November 2004 Titans Durban
7 Jon Kent South Africa 12 November 2004 Titans Durban
8 Duncan Brown South Africa 12 November 2004 Titans Durban
9 Russel Symcox South Africa 12 November 2004 Titans Durban
10 Andrew Tweedie South Africa 12 November 2004 Titans Durban
11 Zahir Abrahim South Africa 12 November 2004 Titans Durban
12 Tyron Pillay South Africa 14 November 2004 Western Province Boland Cape Town
13 Wade Wingfield South Africa 19 November 2004 Lions Durban
14 Mfuneko Ngam South Africa 19 November 2004 Lions Durban
15 Hashim Amla South Africa 18 February 2005 Titans Centurion
16 Daryn Smit South Africa 25 November 2005 Warriors Durban
17 Ugasen Govender South Africa 25 November 2005 Warriors Durban
18 Mornantau Hayward South Africa 12 December 2005 Warriors East London
19 Robert Frylinck South Africa 16 December 2005 Cape Cobras Durban
20 Yusuf Abdulla South Africa 21 December 2005 Eagles Durban
21 Kyle Smit South Africa 06 October 2006 Eagles Durban
22 Johann Louw South Africa 06 October 2006 Eagles Durban
23 Saidi Mlongo South Africa 13 October 2006 Cape Cobras Cape Town
24 Nkululeko Serame South Africa 03 November 2006 Lions Potchefstroom
25 Andrew Hall South Africa 12 November 2006 Cape Cobras Cape Town
26 Shaun Pollock South Africa 12 November 2006 Cape Cobras Cape Town
27 Yadene Singh South Africa 12 November 2006 Cape Cobras Cape Town
28 David Miller South Africa 08 February 2008 Titans Durban
29 Pierre de Bruyn South Africa 08 February 2008 Titans Durban
30 Alfonso Thomas South Africa 08 February 2008 Titans Durban
31 Quinton Friend South Africa 08 February 2008 Titans Durban
32 Morne van Vuuren South Africa 24 February 2008 Lions Potchefstroom
33 Rivash Gobind South Africa 27 February 2008 Zimbabwe Harare
34 Jonathan Vandiar South Africa 07 March 2008 Eagles Durban
35 Sanath Jayasuriya Sri Lanka 14 November 2008 Lions Potchefstroom
36 HD Ackerman South Africa 14 November 2008 Lions Potchefstroom
37 Grant Rowley South Africa 14 November 2008 Lions Potchefstroom
38 Cameron Delport South Africa 04 January 2009 Warriors Port Elizabeth
39 Loots Bosman South Africa 04 November 2009 Lions Potchefstroom
40 Kyle Abbott South Africa 13 January 2010 Warriors East London
41 Kyle Nipper South Africa 17 January 2010 Titans Pietermaritzburg
42 Ravi Bopara England 29 October 2010 Cape Cobras Durban
43 Glen Addicott South Africa 29 October 2010 Cape Cobras Durban
44 Devon Conway South Africa 29 October 2010 Cape Cobras Durban
45 Tabraiz Shamsi South Africa 29 October 2010 Cape Cobras Durban
46 Imran Tahir South Africa 29 October 2010 Cape Cobras Durban
47 Vaughn van Jaarsveld South Africa 05 November 2010 Titans Centurion
48 Khaya Zondo South Africa 14 November 2010 Cape Cobras Paarl
49 Keshav Maharaj South Africa 14 November 2010 Cape Cobras Paarl
50 Mthokozisi Shezi South Africa 19 November 2010 Knights Durban
51 Friedel de Wet South Africa 04 November 2011 Cape Cobras Durban
52 Matt Hulett South Africa 06 November 2011 Warriors Pietermaritzburg
53 Dane Paterson South Africa 18 November 2011 Knights Bloemfontein
54 Divan van Wyk South Africa 23 November 2011 Titans Durban
55 Cody Chetty South Africa 30 November 2011 Cape Cobras Cape Town
56 Prenelan Subrayen South Africa 04 November 2012 Cape Cobras Pietermaritzburg
57 Lonwabo Tsotsobe South Africa 04 November 2012 Cape Cobras Pietermaritzburg
58 Craig Alexander South Africa 14 November 2012 Knights Bloemfontein
59 Calvin Savage South Africa 05 December 2012 Warriors East London
60 Morné van Wyk South Africa 13 October 2013 Lions Potchefstroom
61 Graham Onions England 25 October 2013 Cape Cobras Paarl
62 Andile Phehlukwayo South Africa 10 October 2014 Titans Centurion
63 Sibonelo Makhanya South Africa 15 October 2014 Lions Durban
64 Rabian Engelbrecht South Africa 15 October 2014 Lions Durban
65 Thandi Tshabalala South Africa 17 October 2014 Knights Bloemfontein
66 Daryn Dupavillon South Africa 24 October 2014 Lions Potchefstroom
67 Tshepo Moreki South Africa 24 October 2014 Lions Potchefstroom
68 Ryan McLaren South Africa 10 February 2015 Titans Durban
69 Tshepang Dithole South Africa 11 October 2015 Knights Pietermaritzburg
70 Ayavuya Myoli South Africa 29 January 2016 Cape Cobras Cape Town
71 Sarel Erwee South Africa 13 February 2016 Titans Durban
72 Senuran Muthusamy South Africa 01 March 2017 Knights Bloemfontein
73 Dane Vilas South Africa 21 December 2017 Cape Cobras Durban
74 Attie Maposa South Africa 21 December 2017 Cape Cobras Durban

References

  • South African Cricket Annual – various editions
  • Wisden Cricketers' Almanack – various editions
  1. ^ "Hampshire: Kyle Abbott & Rilee Rossouw content with Kolpak move decisions". BBC. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Jayasuriya to play for Dolphins". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 9 September 2008.
  3. ^ "Hollywoodbets signs new three year deal with Dolphins | Hollywoodbets Dolphins". dolphinscricket.co.za. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  4. ^ DEL CARME, LIAM. "Titans beat Dolphins by seven wickets to clinch the RAM SLAM T20". Times Live. Times Live. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Dolphins, Warriors share Momentum Cup title". cricket.co.za. Cricket South Africa.
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