14 Nov 2017
Written by: Nick Tatham
Game by game strategy for Dolphins following round one win
Durban - Following their stirring opening round win in the 2017 RAM SLAM
T20 Challenge, the Hollywoodbets Dolphins will reassess this week and
coach Grant Morgan wants his side to take the competition as it comes.
The Dolphins dominated with the bat in their opening fixture of the
tournament against the WSB Cape Cobras with opener Sarel Erwee
continuing the brilliant form he showed in the Africa T20 Cup when he
helped guide Hollywoodbets KZN Inland to their maiden title.
His 103 not out along with the 67 not out from captain Khaya Zondo
helped the men from Durban notch up 231/2, a record for a day T20 game
at SuperSport Park Centurion.
Unfortunately for both sides the DLS method had to decide the outcome
with the Dolphins winning by 15 runs after a lengthy weather delay.
Coach Morgan was happy with how his team shaped up with the likes of
Vaughn van Jaarsveld and Imran Tahir still on the side lines.
“We made some fearless selections, and given the situation our new caps
Eathan (Bosch) and Smanga (Nhlebela) realised it was going to be tough
when they had to bowl,” Morgan stressed.
"The Cobras knew the weather was coming and they were in trouble so they
had to pull the trigger.
"Everyone bowls expensive overs in their careers and it's great to have
options available to us going forward in the competition."
Encouragingly for the Dolphins both Van Jaarsveld and Tahir are back in
light training and should be available for the Dolphins later in the
The Dolphins have become known for playing entertaining white ball
cricket and although Morgan wants this to continue, he is hoping that
his side can be more clinical this season.
"We made some great scores last year but we lacked the consistency in
the T20 campaign.
"We would win one and then lose the next which didn't give us any
"The encouraging thing for me is that I didn't have to let the players
know this after Sunday's game, they addressed it at the team meeting on
Tuesday," Morgan added.
It is a jam-packed weekend of RAM SLAM T20 Challenge action for the
Hollywoodbets Dolphins as they take on the VKB Knights at Saraha Stadium
Kingsmead on Friday, 17 November and then travel the Senwes Park in
Potchefstroom to play the bizhub Highveld Lions on Sunday, 19 November.
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Sarel Erwee's 103 not out set
up a solid RAM SLAM T20 Challenge Round One win for the Hollywoodbets
Dolphins and coach Grant Morgan wants to see his side show consistency
through the rest of the tournament heading into a busy weekend of
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