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Dolphins hunting wickets on second morning in Pretoria:

Durban – The Hollywoodbets Dolphins will be hoping to wrap up the final five Momentum Multiply Titans wickets as early as possible on day two, after the hosts scored 316 for five on day one of their CSA 4-Day Franchise Series clash at SuperSport Park.

Dolphins captain Khaya Zondo couldn’t fault the effort of his team after the first day and knows that the opportunities are there if they can build some pressure.

“The guys put in a huge effort today and pushed their limits and tried as hard as they could,” Zondo said.

“They did bat well and were very disciplined, we just need to be more consistent in hitting a length and building that pressure in order to pick up those five wickets and then we can concentrate on getting the runs.”

The hosts won the toss and decided to bat first and the Dolphins could not have asked for a better start as Daryn Dupavillon announced his return to four-day cricket with a wicket with his first ball of the season.

Just seven balls into the match the speedster had Andrea Agathangelou caught at third slip for a single.

The Titans steadied themselves after the loss of the early wicket and took their score past 50 before Tony de Zorzi was the next wicket to fall. The left hander was stumped by Grant Roelofsen off the bowling off Prenelan Subrayen for 15.

It became a battle of attrition from there as Neil Brand and captain Grant Thomson settled in and put on a good partnership for the third wicket. The pair put together 123 before Thomson was dismissed by Andile Phehlukwayo for 50.

Brand went to a century before he became Dupavillon’s second victim, caught by Vaughn van Jaarsveld for 106. At this stage the Titans were 192 for four in over number 57.

Then the experienced Titans pair of Farhaan Behardien and Henry Davids put on 99 before Davids fell for 55, bowled by Eathan Bosch.

The battle continued throughout the afternoon session as the Dolphins toiled and the Titans were made to be patient.

In the end the umpires called stumps with the Titans on 316 for five after 90 overs. Behardien not out on 61 with Dayyaan Galiem on nine not out.

Dupavillon stood out with the ball taking two for 77 while there were wickets for Bosch, Subrayen and Phehlukwayo.

SUMMARY OF THE SCORE – Momentum Multiply Titans v Hollywoodbets Dolphins

1st Innings
Titans 316/5 (Daryn Dupavillon 2/77 Eathan Bosch 1/39 Andile Phehlukwayo 1/53 Prenelan Subrayen 1/64)

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New era for Kingsmead Cricket Stadium as Hollywoodbets secures naming rights:

Durban – As Hollywoodbets continues to further entrench itself in KwaZulu-Natal cricket, it has taken on the official naming rights of the Kingsmead Cricket Stadium with immediate effect.

One of the country’s leading licensed bookmaking businesses, Hollywoodbets, has been at the forefront of cricket sponsorship in the province for the past four seasons and this new five year partnership agreement will see them involved until at least August 2024.

The ground has been going through a vast revamp in the lead up to the new season, as the iconic Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium prepares to host the upcoming domestic season and current world champions England in another exciting summer of cricket.

Kingsmead achieved iconic status through its rich history which includes the famous Timeless Test between South Africa and England in 1939, as well as being the first ground in South Africa to host a test match, post-isolation, when South Africa played India in 1992.

Media and Communications Executive at Hollywoodbets Devin Heffer is excited to build on the legacy that Hollywoodbets has started with cricket in the province.

“Our first step into cricket started in the 2015/16 season as associate sponsors of the then Sunfoil Dolphins, and then becoming title sponsors the following year.
“The decision to take over naming rights of Kingsmead has a lot to do with the incredible team at the KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union.

“Led by CEO Heinrich Strydom, KZNCU in the last two years has seen positive and dramatic changes in the running of the union, as well as welcome upgrades to the stadium and its facilities.

“We want test cricket back at Kingsmead. But most importantly, we want the fans back at Kingsmead. Our goal is to make Kingsmead the place to be for every cricketing occasion.

“This stadium is indisputably one of the most iconic grounds in world cricket. There is also a lot of work going into reviving and showcasing the history of Kingsmead,” Heffer said.

“We are thrilled that Hollywoodbets has decided to take the naming rights for one of the world’s most iconic cricketing venues,” CEO of KZN Cricket, Heinrich Strydom said.

“As a company with its roots in the city, it’s fantastic that we can work so closely together from both a team sponsorship and stadium sponsorship perspective.”

“It has been an absolute privilege to partner up with Hollywoodbets during the past few years. They are incredibly professional people with immense passion for sport and the communities where they are based.”

“We are very excited about this announcement and what it will mean for the future of cricket in KZN.”

Hollywoodbets Kingsmead is the home of the Hollywoodbets Dolphins as well as the Durban Heat franchise and will be a hive of cricketing activity across many formats and levels of the game.

It will also provide the venue for a One Day International and a T20 International against current world champions England this summer.

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