South Africa domestic season, 2007-08 July 12, 2007

Dolphins sign up Quinton Friend

Cricinfo staff

The Dolphins have contracted Quinton Friend for the 2007-08 season after Duncan Brown's retirement last season to pursue business interests.

Friend, who took 95 wickets in 32 first-class matches at 23.89, was acquired by the Dolphins after he was released by the Cape Cobras.

Cassim Docrat, the Dolphins chief executive, told Supercricket that they were still negotiating with Jon Kent. The Dolphins would be led by Ahmed Amla next summer and would have the experience of players like Dale Benkenstein, Lance Klusener and Doug Watson. Hashim Amla, Andrew Hall and Shaun Pollock would also play for the Dolphins when available.

Dolphins squad: Ahmed Amla (capt), Yusuf Abdullah, Dale Benkenstein, Quinton Friend, Robert Frylinck, Ugasen Govender, Imraan Khan, Lance Klusener, Johann Louw, Saidi Mhlongo, Tyron Pillay, Darryn Smit, Kyle Smit, Morne van Vuuren, Doug Watson. Cricket South Africa contracted players: Hashim Amla, Andrew Hall, Shaun Pollock.