The Lions continue to savage the opposition while the Dolphins and Cobras return to form in style
Port Elizabeth: Warriors v Cobras
The Cobras bounced back from the crushing defeat they received at the hands of the Lions last weekend, bowling out the Warriors for 203 on Thursday.
Pace bowler Lizaard Williams and left-arm spinner George Linde took three wickets apiece to bring the Warriors back down to earth with a thud after they had beaten the Dolphins so well last weekend.
Dane Paterson removed Michael Price (0) and Jon-Jon Smuts (1) within seven over before Williams and Linde got to work.
David White put up some resistance, scoring 38 before edging a delivery from Linde to Dane Vilas behind the stumps.
Justin Kemp grabbed the big wicket of Colin Ingram, edging to slip, and the slide became unstoppable, despite the efforts of Ryan Bailey (37), Simon Harmer (33) and Sisanda Magala (32).
At the close, the Cobras were 11-0.
Benoni: Lions v Titans
For the second match in a row, Stephen Cook led from the front, scoring a hundred as the Lions posted an imposing first day’s total of 264-2 against the Titans. Against the Cobras last week, Cook hammered a quick 147 which underpinned a massive 475 target and set up an innings victory.
His 30th first-class hundred came off 211 balls with 11 fours. His decision to bat first was rewarded with good support from his top order. Cook and Rassie van der Dussen (65) put on 114 for the first wicket, and with Dominic Hendricks (63) added 115 in 26 overs. Hendricks faced just 87 balls, hitting 11 fours and a six. Both he and Van der Duusen fell to Rowan Richards.
Keeping Cook company when bad light stopped play was Neil McKenzie on 13.
Kimberley: Knights v Dolphins
Imraan Khan hit his second century in as many innings to put the Dolphins on the front foot against the Chevrolet Knights on day one.
Khan’s second-innings ton had delayed the Dolphins’ defeat to the Warriors last week, and his 127, scored with 24 fours, this time provided the foundation for the Dolphins score of 251 for four.
He put on 168 for the first wicket with Divan van Wyk (57), who played the anchoring role, facing 209 balls for his fifty.
Patrick Botha (2 for 19) broke the stand with the fourth ball after tea, and gained a second reward for his six-over spell when he bowled Khan in the 80th over of the innings.
Quinton Friend then followed up to have Vaughn van Jaarsveld and Daniel Sincuba caught behind.
Cody Chetty (11) and Daryn Smit (16) are at the crease.