Frylinck wins big at KZNCU Awards
Durban – The KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union brought down the curtain on the
2016/17 season on Friday night with their annual Awards Evening where
stand-out Hollywoodbets Dolphins all-rounder Rob Frylinck took home two of
the evening’s most coveted awards.
The awards evening covered all facets of cricket throughout KwaZulu-Natal
with club, youth, provincial, scorers and umpires all being honoured for
their hard work and achievements throughout the previous season.
Rob Frlyinck’s stellar season saw the bowling all-rounder take home the
Momentum One Day Cup player of the season, but more prestigious was the
Hollywoodbets Dolphins Player of the Season award.
Having taken the Sunfoil Series by storm in the early part of the season
claiming best-ever figures of 14/62 against the Lions in Potchefstroom,
Frylinck continued his record breaking season in the Momentum One Day Cup
when he smashed the fastest half century in South African List-A cricket
off just 19 deliveries against the Multiply Titans in Pretoria.
Frylinck then finished the fifty over season as the joint leading wicket
taker with 16 scalps at an average of just over 22.
For the 32 year-old performing well individually is important, but of
greater importance is performing well for the team.
“It has been a really long season with only two of us playing every game
especially after the indifferent season I had the season before,” Frylinck
“To follow that up with the season I had this year was great and I was
happy for my own performances but I wasn’t entirely happy as the team
didn’t win any trophies.
“All my career I have always only wanted the team to do well which
incentivises me to try and play the best cricket I can so the team can do
“It’s nice to be recognised by the union for some good performances and it
just shows that I am doing the right things,” he added.
One of the Dolphins’ stand-out performers through all formats in the
2016/17 season was Vaughn van Jaarsveld, who was awarded the Sunfoil
Series Player of the Season after he amassed an impressive 799 runs at an
average of 53.26, with a top score of 203.
Van Jaarsveld ended second on the Sunfoil Series run-scorers list behind
Warriors’ Colin Ackermann.
Former Dolphins captain Morné van Wyk was crowned CSA T20 Cricketer of the
Year after he finished second on the run-scorers list with 352 runs at an
average of 39.
Despite the disappointing campaign the 38 year-old was the shining light
for the East Coast franchise as he notched up three half centuries with a
top score of 77.
Young left-arm spinner Smangaliso Nhlebela was another double winner as he
took home the awards for Provincial Player of the Year as well as Academy
Player of the Year.
Strong performances throughout the 2016/17 season from Nhlebela has led to
the 22 year-old being given a rookie contract with the Dolphins for the
Nondumiso Shangase was awarded the KZNCU Women’s Cricketer of the Year
The KZN Inland Awards were also given out with Marlene Steenkamp being
awarded Women’s Player of the Year whilst all-rounder Ruhan Pretorius won
the KZN Inland Player of the Year title.
Wendy Bramley was honoured for thirty years of service to the Scorers
Association, while other notable recipients were Pius Nkosi, who was
awarded the Umpire of the Year award for the third year in a row.
One of the most coveted awards, the KZNCU Presidents Award, was given to
Bryan van Aswegen for his service to cricket in the northern parts of
KZN Inland Provincial Awards
U13 Player of the Season: Hayden Raw
U15 Player of the Season: Mathew Booth
U17 Player of the Season: Fraser Jones
U19 Girls Player of the Season: Sune Pawson
U19 Player of the Season: Jiveshan Pillay
Provincial Women’s Player of the Season: Marlene Steenkamp
Provincial Player of the Season: Ruhan Pretorius
Dolphins/KZNCU Provincial Awards
U13 Player of the Season: Nicholas Hatton
U15 Player of the Season: Bryden Sambhu
U17 Rural Player of the Season: Abdullah Mahomed
U17 Player of the Season: Dealen Fynn
U19 Girls Player of the Season: Nonkululeko Mlaba
U19 Player of the Season: Zakaria Paruk
Senior Rural Player of the Season: Neill Jordan
Women’s Provincial Player of the Season: Nondumiso Shangase
Provincial Player of the Season: Smangaliso Nhlebela
CSA T20 Player of the Season: Morne van Wyk
Momentum One Day Player of the Season: Robert Frylinck
Sunfoil Player of the Season: Vaughn van Jaarsveld
Dolphins player of the Season: Robert Frylinck
Academy Player of the Season: Smangaliso Nhlebela
Scorer of the Season: Wendy Bramley
Umpire of the Year: Pius Nkosi
KZN Presidents Award: Bryan van Aswegen
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