Dolphins (cricket team)
|Home ground||Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban|
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.
International players to play for the Dolphins include Malcom Marshall, Collis King, Hartley Alleyne, Nixon McLean, Eldine Baptiste, Neil Johnson, Sanath Jayasuriya, 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.
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.
- 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.
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.
Players with international caps are listed in bold.
|Name||Nat||Birth date||Batting Style||Bowling Style||Notes|
|Sarel Erwee||10 November 1989||Left-handed||Right arm off break|
|Middle order batsmen|
|Cody Chetty||28 June 1991||Right-handed||Right arm off break|
|Tshepang Dithole||10 March 1993||Left-handed||Right arm off break|
|Sibonelo Makhanya||7 March 1996||Right-handed||Right arm medium|
|David Miller||10 June 1989||Left-handed||Right arm off break|
|Vaughn van Jaarsveld||2 February 1985||Left-handed||Right arm medium|
|Khayelihle Zondo||7 March 1990||Right-handed||Right arm off break||Captain|
|Dane Vilas||10 June 1985||Right-handed||Right arm||Wicket-Keeper|
|Morne van Wyk||20 March 1979||Right-handed||Left arm orthodox||Wicket-Keeper|
|Robert Frylinck||27 September 1984||Right-handed||Right arm fast-medium|
|Senuran Muthusamy||22 February 1994||Left-handed||Left arm orthodox|
|Kyle Nipper||25 November 1987||Left-handed||Left arm orthodox|
|Andile Phehlukwayo||3 March 1996||Left-handed||Right arm fast|
|Calvin Savage||4 January 1993||Right-handed||Right-arm fast|
|Keshav Maharaj||7 February 1990||Right-handed||Left arm orthodox|
|Prenelan Subrayen||23 September 1993||Right-handed||Right arm off break|
|Imran Tahir||27 March 1979||Right-handed||Right arm leg break|
|Daryn Dupavillon||15 July 1994||Right-handed||Right arm fast|
|Rabian Engelbrecht||4 November 1992||Right-handed||Right arm medium-fast|
|Mthokozisi Shezi||9 September 1987||Left-handed||Left arm medium|
|Eathan Bosch||27 April 1998||Right-handed||Right arm fast|
Contracted players and second team players who have represented Dolphins in the 2015/16 and 2016/17 season.
- South African Cricket Annual – various editions
- Wisden Cricketers' Almanack – various editions
- "Hampshire: Kyle Abbott & Rilee Rossouw content with Kolpak move decisions". BBC. Retrieved 30 March 2017.
- "Jayasuriya to play for Dolphins". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 9 September 2008.
- "Hollywoodbets signs new three year deal with Dolphins | Hollywoodbets Dolphins". dolphinscricket.co.za. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
- DEL CARME, LIAM. "Titans beat Dolphins by seven wickets to clinch the RAM SLAM T20". Times Live. Times Live. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
- "Dolphins, Warriors share Momentum Cup title". cricket.co.za. Cricket South Africa.