Durban – The newly formed Sunfoil KZN DSR Elite Tournament concluded recently with the event being the pinnacle event of the successful Sunfoil KZN DSR Hubs Tournament at Michaelhouse in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.
The tournament pitted teams from all over the country against one another in the Under 15 and Under 19 age categories. Ultimately it was the Easterns Under 19 team and the KZN Under 15 side that came out on top in their divisions.
The Under 19 age category had teams from KwaZulu-Natal, Western Province, Easterns and Gauteng.
There were some notable performances with Western Province’s Theko Mahlase producing the best bowling figures of the tournament with a return of 6 for 39. Sihle Dlamini from Easterns was the best batsman of the Under 19 tournament, he scored 130 runs at an average of 65 and top score of 69 not out.
In the Under 15 competition KZN’s own Aryan Gopalan was the top ranked batsman. The youngster racked up 197 runs at an average of 197 and a top score of 103 not out.
In the bowling department Amagile Twani was the best. He finished with 14 wickets with best figures of 7 for 42.
Sane Mzimela, Hubs/RPC Development Manager at KZN Cricket, and organiser of the tournaments was delighted that the tournaments were a success and was pleased to see the players enjoying themselves in a competitive atmosphere.
“It was a fantastic week for us and it was brilliant to see the excitement shown from all the players and coaches,” Mzimela said.
“I think that a tournament like this goes a long way in helping to upskill our coaches and the boys because they were exposed to situations that they are not used to.
“Time cricket is a format that a lot of them wouldn’t have played before and it’s great for them to learn new skills from this.”
There are a number of partners involved in making the tournament as successful as it is and to see the growth of it is only going to help in bringing more teams to KZN in the future.
“All the people that were involved for many hours organising the tournament, the umpires, scorers, selectors, Michaelhouse, we are grateful for your efforts.
CEO of KZN Cricket Heinrich Strydom is excited to see how much the next generation of cricketer will benefit from tournaments like this.
“We are temporary custodians of this beautiful game and we have to leave it in a better state than what we received it in,” he said.
“This tournament is all about planting the seeds for the next generation’s trees.
“It was fantastic to see the passion with which everyone participated in the tournament and the way in which the new format was embraced by all. We are extremely grateful for all our sponsors, in particular KZN DSR and Sunfoil.”
The KZN Cricket Union wanted to highlight the contributions made by the KZN Department of Sport and Recreation, the Willowton Group, the Sport Development Trust, Cricket South Africa, Kookaburra, Michaelhouse, eThekwini Municipality, the Institute of Learning and Motivation South Africa and Sedgars Sports.
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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.
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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