Written by: Nick Tatham
Muthusamy cleans up at Dolphins awards
Durban - Left arm spinner Senuran Muthusamy was named the Hollywoodbets
Dolphins Player of the Year at the franchise’s annual end-of-season
prize giving awards at Mount Edgecombe on Wednesday evening, crowning a
domestic season in which the Durban born-and-raised left hander has made
telling contributions with the ball and the bat.
One of the leading wicket takers in the Sunfoil Series, Muthusamy has
been pivotal to the Hollywoodbets Dolphins competitive edge in the
2017/18 season, showing his ability to throttle back opponents run rates
and take wickets at vital stages in a match, while also contributing in
the middle order, where the Dolphins resilience has helped turn a number
of vital matches round.
In addition to winning the Player of the Year Award Muthusamy also won
the prestigious Players’ Player of the Year Award, Sunfoil Series Bowler
of the Year and Player of the Tournament and the Hollywoodbets Blue
Collar of the Year Award for the player who does the most for team, on
and off the field.
"I felt that I didn't start the season well with the bat but I am
grateful that I was able to pull it together and finish the season
strong," Muthusamy said.
"Moving down the batting order slightly allowed me to play as more of an
all-rounder and takes a bit of pressure off me after I was opening the
batting and bowling.
"I'm grateful that I have been able to find a role in the team that
helps us win cricket games."
“Senuran richly deserves these awards,” said CEO Heinrich Strydom. “His
call up to the SA A side reflects a season where he has been
consistently strong with both the bat and the ball.”
“He characterises the toughness that has been emerging in the Dolphins
team this season, and has made us respected by all our opponents,” he
“He is a player that has come through the ranks since he was spotted as
a Durban schoolboy, and to get the franchises premier award speaks
volumes about the way he has been nurtured through the ranks in this
province,” he added.
“With Keshav Maharaj committing a lot of his time to the Proteas, Sen
stepped up and showed himself to be a hugely talented all-rounder,”
His words were echoed by the KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union president
Fa-eez Jaffer, who said that all the signs were positive for the
emergence of coach Grant Morgan’s side as genuine title challengers.
“We made two finals this season and won one, and we played our cricket
with aggression and enthusiasm, and when it was needed, there was plenty
of fighting spirit,” said Jaffer.
“We were delighted to end the season with the emphatic victory of our
KZN Coastal side in the Sunfoil Cup final against Namibia inside two
days,” he added. “It was a very positive way for us to end our season
and provides the perfect springboard for us to build towards the
Spinners dominated the Dolphins awards, with Prenelan Subrayen taking
the award for the Momentum One Day Cup Player of the Tournament, and
Keshav Maharaj winning the equivalent award for the Ram Slam tournament.
Vaughn van Jaarsveld won the Fans Player Award.
Fielder of the year 2017/18 Dane Vilas
Bowler of the Year 2017/18 Senuran Muthusamy
Batsman of the Year 2017/18 Vaughn Van Jaarsveld
Fielder of the year 2017/18 Sibonelo Makhanya
Bowler of the Year 2017/18 Prenelan Subrayen
Batsman of the Year 2017/18 SJ Erwee
RAM SLAM T20
Fielder of the year 2017/18 Prenelan Subrayen
Bowler of the Year 2017/18 Robbie Frylinck
Batsman of the Year 2017/18 Morné Van Wyk
PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT
SUNFOIL SERIES: Player of the year 2017/18 Senuran Muthusamy
MOMENTUM ODC: Player of the year 2017/18 Senuran Muthusamy
RAM SLAM: Player of the year 2017/18 Morné van Wyk
Hollywoodbets Blue Collar of the year: Senuran Muthusamy
Fans Player brought to you by Pelican Pharmacy: Vaughn Van Jaarsveld
Brand Ambassador: Keshav Maharaj
Most valuable player: Dane Vilas
Players Player of the year brought to you by Toddler Park: Senuran
Player of the Year: Senuran Muthusamy
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all-rounder Senuran Muthusamy was the big winner at the annual end of
season awards dinner, bagging six awards including the coveted Players
Player of the Year and the Player of the Year award at Mount Edgecombe
Country Club on Wednesday.
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