Written by: Nick Tatham
Dolphins go top of the log after
Kimberley runfest ends in stalemate
Durban – The Hollywoodbets Dolphins went to the top of the Sunfoil Series
log after their clash with the VKB Knights ended in a draw in Kimberley as the batsmen took
full advantage of conditions after the first day was lost to weather
as both sides pillaged over 1000 runs in three days of cricket for the
loss of just 14 wickets.
The Sunfoil Series table shake up sees the Hollywoodbets Dolphins
go to the top of the table after all three of the matches over the last
four days ended in draws.
Having won the toss on Thursday the Dolphins felt that they would be able
to exploit some favourable bowling conditions and they managed to pin the
hosts back to 85/3 on the first day.
After the strong start with the ball the Knights pair of captain Theunis
de Bruyn and wicket-keeper Rudi Second put the Dolphins bowlers to the
sword as they put on a mammoth 258 for the fourth wicket with De Bruyn
scoring 182 and Second finishing on 125.
The Knights declared their innings on 487/7 on the third day of the game
giving the Dolphins a chance to get in some more batting practice with the
chances of a result fading.
The opening batsmen Divan van Wyk (34) and Senuran Muthusamy started well
and put on 52 before the former was adjudged LBW off the bowling Mbulelo
From then on it was all the Dolphins as Muthusamy and Vaughn van Jaarsveld
made hay in brilliant batting conditions as they put on a devastating 355
for the second wicket with Muthusamy anchoring the innings for his 181
from 348 balls - which was his maiden Sunfoil Series hundred.
Having come off a brilliant hundred in the previous Sunfoil Series clash
against the Warriors, Van Jaarsveld continued his imperious form scoring runs
at will in Kimberley as he bludgeoned an impressive career best 203 from
237 balls, striking at 85 runs per 100 balls.
The Dolphins managed to bat until just before tea on the final day before
both captains called the game a draw with the Dolphins posting an
All-rounder Calvin Savage was in belligerent form as he powered his way to
58* from 66 balls as he and Mthokozisi Shezi put on 41 runs for the eight
The Hollywoodbets Dolphins now return home for a Sunfoil Series clash with
the bizhub Highveld Lions in Pietermaritzburg from 19-22 January 2017.
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The Hollywoodbets Dolphins
have moved to the top of the Sunfoil Series log following their draw with
the VKB Knights in Kimberley where Vaughn van Jaarsveld hit an impressive
203 and took home the man of the match award.
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