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Sharks name provisional cricket squad


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Cricket, Original Content, Sharks on 20 Jan 2012 at 07:53
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The Sharks website has confirmed some further details regarding the cricket match between the Sharks and the Dolphins at Kingsmead on Sunday.

As one would expect, the typical Pro20 rules have been tweaked a little in order to ensure a fairer contest; although “tweaked” is possibly not strong enough a word to describe the quite blatant handicapping in favour of the rugby boys! It’s all been done for good reason, though, since I’m sure none of the fans would like to watch a totally one-sided match that sees a professional cricket side dispatch a bunch of keen amateurs with ridiculous ease.

The rule amendments that have been agreed include the following:

  • Regardless of toss, The Sharks to field first
  • Both teams will use 11 players to bat
  • The Sharks will field 15 players.
  • No Sunfoil Dolphin bowler may bowl more than 4 overs
  • No restriction on the number of overs bowled by The Sharks bowlers
  • No bouncers allowed
  • Wides and no balls strictly monitored and enforced for the Sunfoil Dolphins but some leniency given towards The Sharks.
  • No fielding restrictions for The Sharks.
  • The Sunfoil Dolphins must have 5 fielders (excl. wicket keeper) in the circle at all times. This limits the Sunfoil Dolphins to a maximum of 4 players outside the 30m circle
  • The Sharks have also named a provisional squad which, like Super Rugby squad, includes a mixture of youth an experience. Keegan Daniel will captain the side and looks set to bat towards the middle of the order, with classy youngsters Pat Lambie and Gouws Prinsloo likely to open. New recruit Riaan Viljoen will show his versatility as both batsmen and bowler, while the likes of Lwazi Mvovo, Cobus Reinach and Timmy Whitehead will use their pace to good effect as specialist fielders.

    Charl McLeod will need to show that he has the fastest hands in the squad – he’s been named as wicketkeeper.

    The Sharks Provisional Squad:

    Batsmen:
    Pat Lambie
    Gouws Prinsloo
    Jacques Botes
    Alistair Hargreaves
    Riaan Viljoen
    Keegan Daniel (C)
    Marius Joubert
    JP Pietersen
    Louis Ludik
    Ryan Kankowski
    Paul Jordaan
    Bismarck du Plessis
    Charl McLeod

    Bowlers:
    Pat Lambie
    Gouws Prinsloo
    Alistair Hargreaves
    Riaan Viljoen
    Keegan Daniel
    Marius Joubert
    Louis Ludik
    Ryan Kankowski

    Additional Fielders
    Lwazi Mvovo
    Cobus Reinach
    Tim Whitehead

    Wicket Keeper
    Charl McLeod



    22 Comments

    • go boys.take the cup

    • Comment 1, posted at 20.01.12 08:05:09 by pete69 Reply
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    • This should be fun. If I was in Durban I would definitely have been there!

    • Comment 2, posted at 20.01.12 08:05:34 by Pokkel Reply
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    • Pat Lambie will be good!

    • Comment 3, posted at 20.01.12 08:07:40 by Talent Reply
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    • Didn’t they want to put in The Academy players as well?!? Seems like a shiload full of players! LOL

    • Comment 4, posted at 20.01.12 08:16:11 by Ice Reply
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    • Looking forward to having a good laugh on sunday! Haha, bissy all kited up is going to be a scary thing!! Dolphins are going down! ;)

    • Comment 5, posted at 20.01.12 08:20:13 by jessi Reply

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    • who’s going to the game?

    • Comment 6, posted at 20.01.12 08:22:58 by robdylan Reply
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    • Mind a few of the Sharks players excelled at cricket at school as well. Who are/ were they? (apart from Lambie of course)

    • Comment 7, posted at 20.01.12 08:24:35 by LordHope Reply

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    • Sharks to take it, The Dolphins arent exactly the best team out there :twisted:

    • Comment 8, posted at 20.01.12 08:41:50 by JarsonX Reply
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    • @Talent (Comment 3) : You’re a clairvoyant?? Awsome! Re we gonna win the S15?? Is Frans Steyn coming to the Sharks? Who’s the new Bok Coach? :twisted:

    • Comment 9, posted at 20.01.12 08:43:49 by Ice Reply
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    • I hope we’ll get to see the full scorecard :grin:

    • Comment 10, posted at 20.01.12 08:44:37 by JarsonX Reply
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    • @robdylan (Comment 6) : Im going to the game Rob. Should be interesting. I know a few guys did play 1st side at school but in most cases that was quite a few years ago. I guess we will see what the Sharks handling this year will be like. Definitely need Mvovo and Reinach as specialist runners…good luck running those 2 out!

    • Comment 11, posted at 20.01.12 08:57:22 by SheldonK Reply

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    • I propose Beast as ” Special Guest Umpire”. He`ll call it down the middle ! :twisted:

      Intimidation sorted. :mrgreen:

    • Comment 12, posted at 20.01.12 09:35:39 by Original Pierre Reply
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    • @JarsonX (Comment 10) : or live commentary would be great…

    • Comment 13, posted at 20.01.12 09:46:54 by Franshark Reply
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    • @Original Pierre (Comment 12) : :twisted:

    • Comment 14, posted at 20.01.12 10:24:42 by JarsonX Reply
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    • Why are our specialist no.2 jumping locks being left out? :twisted:

    • Comment 15, posted at 20.01.12 10:38:23 by beet Reply
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    • @beet (Comment 15) : My guess is, they’ll have no idea what to do with a ball that comes their way :twisted:

    • Comment 16, posted at 20.01.12 10:52:02 by JarsonX Reply
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    • @beet (Comment 15) : They haven’t got big enough bats…. :mrgreen:

    • Comment 17, posted at 20.01.12 11:08:57 by Pokkel Reply
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    • Lambie shouldnt play to good, otherwise they might call him up to the Proteas ;-)

    • Comment 18, posted at 21.01.12 13:58:17 by Mutley Reply
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    • The Dolphins are crap enough that the Sharks don’t need the extra help…

    • Comment 19, posted at 22.01.12 08:48:37 by lostfish Reply
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    • The weather in Durban is not playing along this morning, with some drizzle about to the North and heavy overcast conditions.

    • Comment 20, posted at 22.01.12 08:59:38 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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    • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 20) : :sad:

    • Comment 21, posted at 22.01.12 09:55:35 by JarsonX Reply
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    • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 20) : send the rain away. i am going to be there on Thursday

    • Comment 22, posted at 22.01.12 14:06:54 by lostfish Reply
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