Hollywoodbets Dolphins Media Release

 No: DOL2302

19 May 2022

Embargo: None

 Written by: Dave Macleod

Smuts eager for a fresh start at the Dolphins

Durban – Heading into the new season the Hollywoodbets Dolphins have made a few new signings, none bigger than welcoming Proteas all-rounder Jon-Jon Smuts to Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium for the upcoming campaign.

Smuts, who has spent his entire career at the Warriors and Eastern Province, has made the trip up the East Coast to Durban with an eye on rejuvenating himself in a fresh environment and amongst a talented group of players.

The 33 year-old moves to Kingsmead having played over 100 matches in each format and with a wealth of experience that includes three T20 and six ODI caps for South Africa. He feels the move will help him just as much as his knowledge might help the other players.

“I do see myself as a senior player and someone who has been around,” Smuts said. “I am in a position where I can pass on some experience and some knowledge onto the other players, but in saying that the Dolphins have an exciting squad and some unbelievable players so it is a chance for me to come and learn from some of the best in the country.

“This will definitely help me in taking my game to another level and hopefully I can help the other guys along in their journey; and that’s something that I am really looking forward to.”

Having spent his career at St George’s Park, when he was thinking about moving, the lure of another coastal side was big for him and that’s a reason why he chose the Dolphins.

“I felt a change would be really good for me and obviously being an Eastern Cape boy and growing up on the coast I was looking for somewhere that would have similar conditions and atmosphere.

“Durban was the big city that attracted me and I have loved my time spent here.

"I have really enjoyed every time I have come to play the Dolphins here so it is an exciting move for me and something that I couldn’t turn down.”

Smuts formed a crucial part of the Warriors side for many years and has proven to be a player that can never be counted out, and his attitude and ability will bolster the Dolphins side as that competitive fire still burns brightly in him.

“I want to win trophies with the Dolphins,” he stressed. “The Dolphins have a proud history of being a very successful team so for me it is about trying to add to the trophy cabinet.

“You want to win trophies for your domestic side so that is what I am looking to do and hopefully we can achieve that as a Dolphins group.

“I think we have a really exciting squad lined up for next season so there is a lot to look forward to,” Smuts added.

For more information visit www.dolphinscricket.co.za.

Follow the Hollywoodbets Dolphins on social media
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DolphinsCricket/
Twitter: @DolphinsCricket
Instagram: @DolphinsCricket


Image Caption Photographer Click to download the hi-res pic
Hollywoodbets Dolphins logo - JPEG  

Experienced Proteas all-rounder Jon-Jon Smuts is looking forward to a new chapter when he joins the Hollywoodbets Dolphins from the start of the 2022/23 season. Gallo Images


Conditions of usage of photographs: All photographs supplied and hyperlinked herewith may be used free of charge, with full credit to the photographer and agency as provided. The photographs may not be modified or retouched in any way, but may be cropped to suit the layout requirements of the publications. The photographs provided may be used exclusively for editorial purposes, and may be reprinted in any newspaper, magazine, television programme or on any website. These photographs may not be used for any commercial or promotional purpose, including but not limited to posters, advertisements, commercials, promotional email correspondence, point-of-sale material or any retail promotion. Should such usage be desired, please contact us at the details below.
Is this of no value to you?
This media release is intended for use by media professionals covering this specific activity or sport. Should this release not be relevant you, please advise us immediately and we will be glad to remove your name from this particular database. It would be useful to us if you could advise us which subjects you would like to continue receiving releases on.
For any further information, or if you cannot access the images, please contact:
Gameplan Media
(031) 764 3017