It was a great day for the Knights, led by Reeza Hendricks’ 157 against the Cape Cobras on Saturday, and the Dolphins are surfing along against the Titans at 252 for four
Cape Cobras v Knights at Paarl
Proteas batsman Reeza Hendricks kept himself in the selection spotlight with a superb century at Paarl, contributing more than half of the Knights’ total of 310 for four.
He was the anchor throughout, watching Gihahn Cloete (13) and Letlotlo Sesele (24) fall victim to Beuran Hendricks, and Rudi Second trapped lbw by Mthokozisi Shezi. Second produced just 22 off 76 balls in a stand of 94 for third wicket. Hendricks found a more willing partner in Pite van Biljon, who helped him put on 123 for the fourth wicket.
Hendricks, surprisingly, went tamely to Shezi four overs before the close. But he had laid a solid foundation with 157 off 276 balls,with 24 fours and a six. It was his 10th first-class hundred
When the umpires called stumps Van Biljon was on 59, supported by Obus Pienaar on 14. Shezi, a left-arm medium pacer, had at least done his bit, taking the two wickets for 34 off 18 overs, a rate of less than two an over.
Dolphins v Titans at Durban
The Dolphins made hay while the sun shone, taking full advantage of the invitation to bat when the Titans won the toss and looked to scudding skies to help them take quick wickets. They ended a shortened day at 293 for four.
It looked a good call when Divan van Wyk was dismissed in the fifth over by Marchant de Lange, but Imraan Khan and Daniel Sincuba made it a bad call with a partnership of 129 for the second wicket.
Khan was snapped up at backward point just before lunch for 60 off Farhaan Behardien, and De Lange went on to remove Sincuba (41) and later Vaughn van Jaarsveld (67), but not before he and David Miller had put on 82 for the fourth wicket. De Lange was harshly treated, going at almost 4.5 an over.
The umpires called off play with 25 overs remaining as the light faded. At the crease were Miller (42, off 88 balls) and Morne van Wyk (42, off 48).