Dolphins and Knights cricketers bowl (and bat) Sheppie fans over
The two-day cricket festival at Port Shepstone Country Club which featured the Hollywoodbets Dolphins and VKB Knights proved to be a resounding success.
So much so that there’s talk of something even bigger next year, but that’s a discussion for later.
On Tuesday the Dolphins held sway in the 50 over game, winning comfortably. Vaughn van Jaarsveld smashed a century.
On the Wednesday, it was the turn of the Knights, led by Pite van Biljon, to dominate, winning the match by 20 runs. This time emerging star Patrick Kruger whipped a quick ton.
Fans were delighted to see some of their heroes up close. Schoolchildren queued for autographs and the players obliged.
Andile Phehlukwayo was the player everyone came to see. He grew up on the South Coast and attended Margate Primary before going to Glenwood High.
Kids swarmed around him and he duly obliged with photos and autographs.
He was his usual consistent self with the ball, with his variations and change of pace something that sets him apart and why he is such an important ‘death bowler’ for the Proteas.
Unfortunately he didn’t last long with the bat, holing out near Cow Shed Corner as he looked to up the tempo of the run chase.
Khaya Zondo (Dolphins captain) was there on the day, having recently been on South Africa A duty. Along with the likes of Sarel Erwee, also there, they were ordered to rest as there is a lot of cricket coming up.
The celebrity golf day saw a full field enjoy the Scramble Drive competition.
In the end, the Umthunzi trophy went the way of the VKB Knights.
Journalist Shona Aylward visited Port Shepstone Country Club earlier this morning and chatted to all-rounder Andlie Phehlukwayo. Be sure not to miss all the cricket action (Hollywoodbets Dolphins vz VKB Knights) taking place today and tomorrow at the club. Port Shepstone Country Club Pscc Cricket Andile Phehlukwayo Cricket South AfricaPosted by South Coast Herald on Tuesday, September 4, 2018