Written by: Kyle Gilham
Warriors overcome Dolphins in Durban
Durban – A disappointing batting display from the Hollywoodbets Dolphins
saw them suffer a seven wicket loss to the visiting Warriors when the two
sides clashed in their 2016/17 CSA T20 Challenge match at Sahara Stadium
Kingsmead in Durban on Sunday, 13 November.
After losing the toss and being inserted by the visitors, the Dolphins
batsman lost Cameron Delport in the second over, setting the tone for a
below par 20-over effort that ended with the home team posting 115/9.
Despite the bowlers giving it their all, the Warriors batsmen made short
work of the chase, reaching their target in just 15.5 overs to claim a
bonus point win.
Starts for Cody Chetty (24 off 27 balls), Robbie Frylinck (23 off 14
balls), Morné van Wyk (22 off 20 balls) and Kyle Nipper (20 off 25 balls)
gave the Dolphins a glimmer of hope however the regular fall of wickets
stunted the Durban outfit’s progress.
“They played better than us,” admitted in-form all-rounder Frylinck
“I don’t think we applied ourselves much with the bat; there were a lot of
soft wickets which didn’t allow us to get any momentum or build any
“It wasn’t our skills that let us down but more our application.
“I don’t think it was a wicket where the ball was coming onto the bat for
us to then be able to hit over the top and I don’t think we assessed the
conditions well enough when we were batting.”
Despite the modest target the Dolphins set, the hosts were determined to
give it their all in the field.
While Andile Phehlukwayo dug deep to pick up 2/3 in his two overs, Jon-Jon
Smuts’ 54 off 39 balls and Colin Ackermann’s 41* off 39 balls meant the
Dolphins bowlers weren’t able to leave their mark on the low scoring
In spite of the results, the Dolphins team remains a positive one, eager
to put in a better performance in front of their home fans on Wednesday,
16 November when they host the bizhub Highveld Lions at Sahara Stadium
Kingsmead in Durban.
“We don’t like losing but the team is still in a good space, the
changeroom has been very positive the whole season so far and I don’t
think that’s going to change any time soon,” said Frylinck.
The occasion was also a bitter-sweet one for 27 year-old Dolphins opening
batsman, Cameron Delport who celebrated his 100th T20 match on Sunday.
Delport started his T20 career for the Dolphins on 19 February 2010 in
Potchefstroom against the bizhub Highvled Lions and has also represented
Lahore Qalandars (Pakistan Super League), Leicestershire (NatWest T20
Blast), Sydney Thunder (Big Bash League) and Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel
(Caribbean Premier League).
Six years after his maiden Dolphins T20 appearance, the hard-hitting
left-hander – who averages 25.58 and boasts a strike rate of 135.61 in
T20s – only managed a single before he was caught and bowled by Andrew
Birch, who claimed 3/16 in his four overs for the Warriors.
DolFANS are encouraged to head down to the Durban venue for the
approaching midweek clash and get behind their boys as they look to get a
win under their belts before going on the road for four back-to-back
Tickets are available from the stadium’s ticket office or
www.ticketpro.co.za from as
little as R30. More information can be found at
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Robbie Frylinck's cameo of 23
off just 14 balls wasn't enough to help the Hollywoodbets Dolphins post a
meaningful score against the Warriors in their CSA T20 Challenge clash at
Sahara Stadium Kingsmead in Durban on Sunday, 13 October.
Anesh Debiky/ Hollywoodbets Dolphins
Andile Phehlukwayo tried
bravely with the ball to keep the Hollywoodbets Dolphins in the game
however the Warriors were too good on the day as they won the CSA T20
Challenge encounter at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead in Durban on Sunday, 13
November by seven wickets.
Anesh Debiky/ Hollywoodbets Dolphins
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