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Players selected for rebel WBBL Associate Rookie Program

Talented players from developing cricket nations are being given the chance to take part in the inaugural rebel Women’s Big Bash League.

Players from China, Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea, Ireland, Scotland, Thailand and the Netherlands have been selected to join the eight rebel WBBL clubs as part of a joint initiative between Cricket Australia (CA) and the International Cricket Council (ICC) to develop  emerging players in non-traditional cricket countries.

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Phehlukwayo inspires Dolphins to survive Levi blitz to reach RAM SLAM Final

The Cape Cobras contrived to blow the advantage given to them by Richard Levi’s superb innings, as the Sunfoil Dolphins clung on for a thrilling five-run victory at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead that put them into the RAM SLAM T20 Challenge Final. Andile Phehlukwayo was once again the bowling hero at the death for the Dolphins, being given the 18th and 20th overs to take 2/7 and also build the pressure that led to the run out of Justin Ontong.

With Levi blitzing 85 from just 43 balls, the Cobras went into the last five overs of their chase needing just a run a ball with seven wickets in hand to win the play-off.

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Masters Champions League Final Squads Announced

The second half of the biggest cricket player auction ever seen in the Middle East region saw several last minute surprises on Monday. At the Grand Midwest Hotel, of the 250 players who featured in the pool, around 100 international cricketers were purchased by the franchises for the inaugural edition of the 2016 Masters Champions League.

The exciting second half of the auction saw rival bidding for players who are still active in the game as they attempted to spend the US$750,000 purse available per franchisee. The final tally revealed that the sides spent close to US$ 4.2 million dollars on one day.

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RAM SLAM T20 Play-off Preview: Sunfoil Dolphins v Cape Cobras

The Sunfoil Dolphins will welcome Kevin Pietersen back into their side for the RAM SLAM T20 play-off against the Cape Cobras at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on Wednesday, but coach Lance Klusener is clear that Pietersen’s return is no guarantee of success.

Pietersen played the first half of the campaign for the Dolphins and was absent for the second, and the impact he made is easily measured.

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RAM SLAM T20: Warriors concede play-off place to Cobras

The Warriors blew their chance to qualify for the RAM SLAM T20 play-off as they failed to chase down a low total and lost to the bizhub Highveld Lions by 21 runs at Bidvest Wanderers on Sunday.

Needing just 128 to win their third game in a row and qualify for the play-off, the Warriors lost their heads and were bowled out for 106 inside 18 overs.

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RAM SLAM T20: Russell tames Titans with bat and ball

Andre Russell showed the rest of the RAM SLAM T20 competition that The Unlimited Titans can be beaten as he led the VKB Knights to a bonus point victory at Sahara Park Willowmoore.

While this was good news for the two play-off contestants, the Dolphins and the Cobras, one of whom who will hope to beat the Titans in next weekend’s final, the bad news is that few players could hope to replicate the West Indian’s performance.

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Volts, Aces and Kings will contest the 2015 Georgie Pie Super Smash Finals

The SBS Bank Otago Volts swotted away the SKYCITY Northern Knights at Mount Maunganui this afternoon to reclaim the head of the table and finish as top qualifier, as the last three teams head into the 2015 Georgie Pie Super Smash Finals at New Plymouth’s Yarrow Stadium.

The only team to have pocketed six wins, the Volts will meet the Mondiale Auckland Aces in the 1v2 Qualifying Final on Friday night, the winner of which progresses to Sunday night’s Grand Final. The loser will have a second chance in a sudden death Elimination Final on Saturday night at Yarrow, where they will meet third qualifiers, the Canterbury Kings.

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RAM SLAM T20: Warriors have everything to play for on Super Sunday

The Warriors utilised the most thrilling avenue possible to keep their adrenaline-fuelled dash to the RAM SLAM T20 play-offs on track, as they beat the VKB Knights by six wickets at the Mangaung Oval off the last ball of the game.

The Warriors went into the last over needing eight runs to win, but lost top-scorer Somila Seyibokwe to Andre Russell’s second delivery to leave eight required from four balls.

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RAM SLAM T20: Van Wyk leads Dolphins to play-off match

Morne van Wyk chose the perfect time to return to form as his unbeaten half-century guided the Sunfoil Dolphins to an eight-wicket win over the Cape Cobras at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead to seal their place in the RAM SLAM T20 play-off.

Van Wyk had managed just 52 runs in his previous five innings as the Dolphins failed to register a victory, but a controlled 60 not out from 52 deliveries provided the platform required for the hosts to chase down a target of 143.

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