Cricket

Dolphins hire Benkenstein

2013-08-14 21:30
Dale Benkenstein
Dale Benkenstein

Durban - Former Dolphins captain Dale Benkenstein has been unveiled as a batting consultant coach for the 2013/14 season, the Durban franchise announced on Wednesday.

The 39-year-old is currently in his final season as a player, turning out for English county side Durham where he has played for several seasons.

“We are really thrilled to have Dale strengthen the Dolphins coaching staff for the duration of our season,” union chief executive, Jesse Chellan, said.

“He will work with our young batsmen with the aim of accelerating their growth from a technical and mental perspective.

“He will also assist with the batters from Pietermaritzburg (in the KwaZulu-Natal provincial team).”

Benkenstein, played 23 one-day internationals for the Proteas between 1998 and 2002, was a stalwart for the Dolphins during his playing days and has scored almost 16 000 runs in a career that began two decades ago.

“My family and I are loving being back in KZN,” he said.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with Durham but have missed family, friends and home.

“There are some challenging times ahead for the Sunfoil Dolphins and South African cricket. But I’m excited to be part of overcoming those challenges.”

Former teammate Lance Klusener, the current coach at the Dolphins, was also delighted with the appointment.

“We are very excited to have Dale join the team,” said Klusener.

“He brings a wealth of experience and a fortune of knowledge, as well as being a part of the rich tapestry of KZN cricket heritage.”

Benkenstein will officially begin his role on August 26.

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