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Dolphins hoping to continue winning MODC start:

Following two good wins to get their tournament underway, the Hollywoodbets Dolphins will hope to continue that winning Momentum One Day Cup form when they meet the WSB Cape Cobras in Paarl on Friday afternoon.

Wins against the bizhub Highveld Lions in Pietermaritzburg and the Multiply Titans at SuperSport Park sees the Durban side occupying the top spot on the log early in the competition. Coach Grant Morgan is impressed with how his side has started.

“We had to have some honest chats after the four-day competition and do some introspection which I think we have done,” he said.

“There is still a fair way to go in the campaign and we haven’t hit our A game yet, but hopefully when that comes together we will find ourselves in a good position.

“Having the likes of our internationals for this first bit, Dane (Vilas) back in the side, Robbie (Frylinck) who has been overseas playing, it’s a great mix that we have in the side.”

The Dolphins have managed to score over 300 in both of their outings so far in the competition with a number of the batsmen contributing. In their win over the Titans, it was Andile Phehlukwayo who made a significant contribution, 69 off 61 balls.

Having come off a strong campaign with the national side against Pakistan, Phehlukwayo is glad to be contributing to the Dolphins.

“I have been working really hard off the field and I want to keep that consistency and momentum in my performance going forward.

“I have felt that I have underperformed with the bat over the past few seasons which is probably due to a lack of discipline and shot selection.

“The potential has always been there and I think the more domestic and international games that I play plus the people that I surround myself with will help me grow quicker,” Phehlukwayo said.

A trip to Paarl is never an easy task and Morgan knows that however in recent times the Dolphins have done well in the Winelands town, but Morgan knows that the Cobras will also pose a significant threat.

“They’ve got good players across their side,” he said. “Good opening partnerships, both bowling and batting.

“They have a good young middle order who can handle pressure but most importantly they seem to be a happy team.

“They are a proud team and they stick together so we are going to have to be at our best.”

Talking about playing at Boland Park, Morgan believes you have to work hard for your runs.

“You can get a lot of boundaries in Paarl but more often than not you have to run hard and do the small things well, that’s where you can make the difference.”

Unfortunately for the Dolphins, they will be without the services of the experienced Rob Frylinck who picked up an injury in the win over the Titans. Kerwin Mungroo has joined up with Hollywoodbets KZN Inland for their clash with Western Province.

The pair have been replaced in the squad by Eathan Bosch and Calvin Savage.

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Future Kings & KZNCU join in innovative partnership:

The KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union and the Future Kings initiative have joined forces to encourage young men to be the best version of themselves through their actions and taking responsibility in their life’s journey.

Founder of the programme Rams Mabote felt that something had to be done about how men were acting in society. Teaching young men and boys about what is acceptable and how they should act is the crux of the programme.

“Future Kings was started as a response to the role men are playing in destroying society through women abuse, sexual violence and crime in general,” Mabote said.

“We aim to create the next generation of men to set a better standard and get them to contribute positively to the growth of society.

“We do this through mentorship of teenage boys by exposing them to platforms where they can have hope again, and serve their communities.

“We use platforms like cricket and sport in general to connect boys with their role models, which make boys to dream about success and how they can use sport to contribute to society.”

The Dolphins franchise has a number of players that have represented South Africa across the world and will be endorsing the Future Kings initiative.

Having decided on the partnership with Mabote, Marketing and PR Manager of KZN Cricket Nana Ngubane believes that KZN Cricket and the Future Kings initiative are a perfect fit.

“Future Kings is an organisation that is a seamless fit to the narrative of KZN Cricket Union about mentoring young talent,” she said.

“Future King brings the mentorship balance into the equation. Celebrating the good guy, the guy that stands tall and proud for his community and leads by example by paving the way for those that are walking behind him. He stands up against abuse, bullying and crime.

“I encourage KZN fans to stand up and join us Sunday 10 March at the South Africa vs Sri Lanka ODI as we raise awareness about mentorship for young men and spread this message.”

Two Hollywoodbets Dolphins and Proteas stars, David Miller and Andile Phehlukhwayo have jumped on board in support of Future Kings and Miller believes that having someone that can help in regaining perspective in tough times is crucial.

“I was incredibly lucky that my father has supported me throughout,” he said.

“Throughout my career there have been times when the heat of the moment and the pressure of a situation has made me lose sight of what is important.

“It is crucial that we have a support structure that gets us through those tough times.”

Phehlukwayo echoed what Miller said but feels that when tough times arise it is important to use that support base to answer all the questions that you might have.

“To have family, friends, coaches around you that know you well and understand what you are going through helps so much in bringing you back to why you started and why you should carry on.

“Those tough times are just phases and in the good times you need to remain disciplined and humble,” he said.

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