Paul Adams, the former Cobras coach, has been appointed as the semi-professional coach at WP Cricket, taking over from Salieg Nackerdien, who was recently appointed as assistant coach of the Protea Women’s team.
Thirty games and 120 days’ scheduled play in the Sunfoil Series, and it all came down to a frenetic two days of desperate activity and enforced inactivity, from which the Titans emerged victorious.
Centuries by Stephen Cook and Reeza Hendricks enabled the Highveld Lions to end their Sunfoil campaign with a resounding nine-wicket win over the Cobras in Potchefstroom.
Chris Morris’ 6-55 paved the way for the Titans to become the Sunfoil champions after a remarkable two-day match in which they beat the Knights by four wickets.
The Titans dominated their first day’s play against the Knights at Centurion as they made a furious attack to snatch the Sunfoil crown.
Rain prevented play in any of the final three Sunfoil matches, raising the possibility of a lucky lottery if or when any team gets on to the field.
The Dolphins made a valiant effort, but the target of 285 set by the Lions was too much as rain had the final say to ensure the Wanderers match ended in a draw.
Whatever hopes the Cobras had of gaining a second Sunfoil victory were buried under a mountain of runs as they laboured to 393-3 in Paarl.
A vital century by Farhaan Behardien dragged the initiative away from the Cobras on day two of their Sunfoil Series match at Paarl.
Andrea Agathangelou scored a fine century to underpin the Titans’ day-one offering of 280-6 against the Cobras in their Sunfoil match at Paarl.
With just over five points separating the top four on the Sunfoil Series log, the pressure is on all teams to win in the penultimate matches, starting Thursday.
A wonderfully aggressive century from Zubayr Hamza pulled the Cobras over the line against the Dolphins in Pietermaritzburg for their first Sunfoil win.
A powerful display of lower order batting allowed the Knights to declare on 500-8, a lead of 283 over the Lions in their Sunfoil match in Kimberley.
Simon Harmer put the Titans in a spin as they struggled to 111-5, chasing the Warriors’ first innings of 282 in their Sunfoil match in East London.
The Highveld Lions were on the rack again as bad light stopped play when they were 159-8 against the Knights in Kimberley.