Written by: Nick Tatham
Oudtshoorn test up next for Dolphins
Durban - Following their draw with the Multiply Titans on Thursday, the
Hollywoodbets Dolphins next travel to Oudtshoorn for a Sunfoil Series
clash with the WSB Cape Cobras from Monday, 23 to Thursday, 26 October.
It was a fighting performance from the men from Durban against the
Centurion-based franchise as they were continuously playing catch up
which ultimately meant they had to guts out a draw on the final day.
Despite the team showing fighting characteristics, coach Grant Morgan
would like to see his side be in stronger positions where they can put
the opposition under pressure.
"If we could score 400 in the second innings, why couldn't we do it in
the first?" he said candidly.
"There are questions that we need to ask ourselves considering the
wicket in Maritzburg was never going to get easier.
"Having a never-say-die attitude is great but it would be nice to be in
the position of strength where we are the team making the plays and
The draw has seen the Dolphins drop to the foot of the Sunfoil Series
table, this despite every game of the season ending in draws.
"There really isn't a lot in it at the moment with just nine points
between the top and the bottom.
"With sixteen points available for a win the log could change quite
dramatically after the next round," Morgan added.
The Dolphins will be without in-form opening batsman Sarel Erwee who
jets off to Hong Kong to represent South Africa in the Hong Kong Sixes
Having lost a form player in Erwee, the Dolphins will look to the likes
of Vaughn van Jaarsveld and second innings centurion Cody Chetty with
new-comer Dane Vilas also getting amongst the runs in Pietermaritzburg
with a positive half century in his second knock.
Captain Khaya Zondo has also been in the runs for the Dolphins and
opener Senuran Muthusamy registered his first half century of the
campaign in their first innings in Pietermaritzburg.
The Dolphins will take a squad of 14 players to the Western Cape with
Eathan Bosch, Smangaliso Nhlebela and Keith Dudgeon all being selected in
Unfortunately for the Dolphins they will not have seamer Rabian
Engelbrecht back for the clash as he is still recovering from a hand
injury he picked up in their first clash with the Titans at Centurion.
HOLLYWOODBETS DOLPHINS SQUAD:
Eathan Bosch, Cody Chetty, Keith
Dudgeon, Rob Frylinck, Sibonelo Makhanya, Athi Maposa, Kerwin Mungroo,
Senuran Muthusamy, Smangaliso Nhlebela, Calvin Savage, Prenelan Subrayen,
Vaughn Van Jaarsveld, Morne Van Wyk, Dane Vilas, Khaya Zondo (c).
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Khaya Zondo and coach Grant Morgan will be hoping that they can plot a
way for their side to register their first win of the Sunfoil Series
when they take on the WSB Cape Cobras at the Recreation Ground in
Oudtshoorn from Monday, 23 to Thursday, 26 October.
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