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Moving weekend in Dolphins Premier League:

Durban – Following an interesting opening round in the Hollywoodbets Dolphins Premier League, presented by Aucor last weekend, this weekend’s action will put pressure on the teams near the bottom of the table to make a move if they want to be in the play-offs next weekend.

The action will head down the South Coast this week with Amanzimtoti Cricket Club hosting a jam-packed two days of cricket.

As it stands the Gap Debt Solutions Pietermaritzburg Spurs are sitting pretty in first place following three wins from their opening three matches last week.

They will be in for a tough test when they face fellow unbeaten outfit the AFFA Holdings Tugela Sharks on Saturday. The Spurs will then take on the Aucor Durban Chiefs on Sunday morning and the Fat Henry Drakensberg Thunder in their final game on Sunday.

The Tugela Sharks and the Durban Chiefs have won both of their games so far and it will be a battle for supremacy this weekend as they both face week one leaders the Pietermaritzburg Spurs.

The Sharks take on the Mobi Cell East Coast Wizards and the Synergy Umgeni Rhinos in their other two clashes this weekend. For the Chiefs, they face the East Coast Wizards and the Hollywoodbets eThekwini Hurricanes in their other two matches of the weekend.

The defending champion Hurricanes are mid-table and will need to make a move this weekend if they are to stay in touch with the top three teams while the Wizards can also move into contention for a play-off with favourable results.

The Jooma Properties Zulu Kings, the Drakensberg Thunder and the Umgeni Rhinos are all yet to register a win in the competition and will be looking to make strides up the log this weekend.

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, Andile Phehlukwayo.

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, 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 SharksPMB Oval
08h30 – 11h10 Zulu Kings v Durban Chiefs Varsity Oval
11h30 – 14h10 eThekwini Hurricanes v Pietermaritzburg Spurs PMB Oval
11h30 – 14h10 East Coast Wizards v Umgeni Rhinos Varsity Oval
14h30 – 17h10 Tugela Sharks v Durban Chiefs PMB Oval
14h30 – 17h10 Drakensburg Thunder v Zulu Kings Varsity Oval

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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Kirsten excited by Durban Heat marquee players:

Durban – Following the announcement of the marquee players for each of the six Mzansi Super League franchises, Durban Heat coach Gary Kirsten is happy that the Heat will have Andile Phehlukwayo and England’s Alex Hales in his team’s colours for this year’s competition.

Phehlukwayo represented the Cape Town Blitz during the first edition of the MSL last year and has grown into a crucial cog in the Proteas machine over the last eighteen months. He was one of the stand-outs in a disappointing World Cup campaign earlier this year.

“I have watched Andile playing for the Proteas and what has struck me is that he is a big game player,” Kirsten said. “He has good skills and can contribute equally with both bat and ball which makes him an important part of the side.

“In T20 cricket you have to be able to cover all of your bases and he does that. With that said you need to cover them well and I think that when you have your match-ups against the opposition he will match up well.”

Phehlukwayo plays his domestic cricket for the Hollywoodbets Dolphins based at Kingsmead Stadium and being in a comfortable environment is something that will benefit his game.

“It will be good for him to be back at home in a familiar place and in a space that he is comfortable in.”

Alex Hales has played 60 T20 Internationals and 70 One Day Internationals for England. He will bring with him a wealth of experience and much like Phehlukwayo the 30 year-old Nottinghamshire batsman has a proven track record of winning games for county and country.

“Alex comes to us highly recommended by some of my contacts in the UK,” Kirsten commented. “We are really happy to have him on board at the Durban Heat and we know that he is another big match player.

“He will be a crucial component of our squad for the competition and we look forward to having him with us.”

Along with these two marquee players, the Durban Heat have retained the services of South African T20 Cricketer of the Year David Miller and Proteas test star Keshav Maharaj for the tournament.

Proteas star David Miller is looking forward to welcoming Hales to the Durban Heat and knows that the star will be a strong addition to the side.

“I don’t know Alex but I am looking forward to getting to know him,” Miller said. “As you do in these competitions all around the globe you get to know people from all over the world on a personal level.

“I rate him highly as a player and so I am looking forward to seeing how he works, how he thinks about the game and how he prepares for each game.”

It was a disappointing first term for the Durban Heat and there has been an overhaul of personnel at the franchise with newly appointed Hollywoodbets Dolphins head coach Imraan Khan taking up the reins as assistant coach to Kirsten.

The draft for the Mzansi Super League will happen on 3 September in Kliptown, Soweto.

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