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 Former South Africa Under 19 captain Bryce Parsons is looking forward to making Durban home when he moves from the highveld to the coastal city to take up a professional contract with the Hollywoodbets Dolphins for the upcoming domestic cricket season.

Parsons, whose brief senior career has been based in Johannesburg with the Lions, never really considered a move to Durban until the latter stages of last season when he was in contact with the Dolphins and the decision was made.

“I got a call towards the end of last season before we went into the bubble and things moved kind of quickly from there and I am really excited and cannot wait to start,” Parsons said.

“Personally I think it’s a good decision for me because looking at the squad there are a lot of people that I can learn from and there’s a good mix between youth and experience.

“I also think that the conditions will suit the way that I play and be beneficial for me.”

The Dolphins have shown over the past few seasons that they are a force to be reckoned with in South African cricket, winning a number of trophies including the prized 4-Day Domestic Series crown last term.

Joining a side that has been successful was another motivation factor for Parsons who feels he needs the confidence boost as he heads into the next stage of his career.

“The Dolphins have developed quite a good winning culture over the last few years and I want to learn from that and develop a winning culture myself.

“It’s important that I grow as a cricketer and learn as much as I can from as many people as I can and I think that’s going to be a big part of me moving down to Durban.”

For the 20 year-old the move to Durban comes with a number of personal challenges, however Parsons is looking forward to taking on the new chapter.

“I’m still trying to get my head around moving away from home and leaving my girlfriend which is going to be tough but I’ve got to keep moving forward in my career.

“I feel that leaving home will help me develop as a person and I think eventually that will help my cricket.

“Living alone is going to be a big change for me but it is something that I want to do and something that will help me develop as an individual,” he added.

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