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.
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.
If the Warriors fail to win the Sunfoil Series, they may point fingers at Werner Coetsee, whose six-wicket haul undermined their chase to victory over the Knights. He is our Turbo Bowler.
The Warriors fell eight runs short of what would have been a remarkable victory over the Knights, and which would have consolidated their position at the top of the Sunfoil table.
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.
Simon Harmer’s five-for led a Warriors attack which put them in a strong position against the Knights in their Sunfoil match in East London.
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.
Jon-Jon Smuts took two wickets off two balls in the dying moments to give the Warriors an incredible Sunfoil victory over the Titans in East London.
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.
A David Miller century, backed by an authoritative innings by Luthando Mnyanda, put the Knights in line for their first win of the Sunfoil Series, against the Lions.
The Highveld Lions were on the rack again as bad light stopped play when they were 159-8 against the Knights in Kimberley.
A spin-pace combination put the Titans in a strong position as they held the Knights to 304-7 on day one of their Sunfoil Series match in Bloemfontein.
The Warriors and the Titans are now the pace-setters in the Sunfoil Series after two more matches were drawn at the weekend.