The Highveld Lions are targeting victory in the final round of matches in the 4-Day Franchise Series as they push the Cape Cobras to the wire for the title.
Batsmen ruled day one of the second-last round of 4-Day Franchise Series fixtures, with the Cape Cobras trying desperately to keep ahead of the Lions on the log table, while the Warriors are giving their all to keep within striking distance of both teams.
Akhona Mnyaka, who recently signed with the Cobras, was our Future Star in issue 137 of SA Cricket magazine in July 2017.
The penultimate round of 4-Day Franchise Series matches gets under way on Monday, and all six teams still have something to play for, even if (for some) it’s just pride.
The Warriors’ Simon Harmer was at it again as he picked up 7-89 against the table-topping Cape Cobras in Newlands to earn himself Wednesday’s Turbo Bowler award, writes ANITHA MADIKIZELA.
Cape Cobras coach Ashwell Prince insists his players will take it one game at a time as they look to nail down the 4-Day Franchise Series title ahead of Monday’s clash with the Warriors at Newlands in Cape Town.
SACricketmag.com’s editor SIMON LEWIS chatted to Keegan Petersen and Pite van Biljon after their unbroken third-wicket stand for the Knights against the Cape Cobras that set a 4-Day series fixture record of 213 runs for the third wicket.
If you should see Mthiwekhaya Nabe batting higher in the order than teammate Janneman Malan, then you’re either watching a dream sequence in a Hollywood movie, or Malan has been injured, writes SIMON LEWIS.
Highlights of day three of the 4-Day Franchise Series match between the Knights and the Cape Cobras that saw Dane Piedt score a maiden first-class century, sharing a record ninth-wicket stand with Mthiwekhaya Nabe.
A top-order collapse has left the Dolphins vulnerable against the Lions, the Titans are more than 100 runs behind the Warriors with just three wickets in hand, while the Cape Cobras and the Knights are fairly evenly placed going into day three of the latest round of CSA 4-Day Franchise Series matches.
The Cape Cobras struck early against the Knights in Bloemfontein on Friday 4 January 2019 to reduce their hosts to 3-3 inside the first 17 deliveries as the top order was blown away by Cobras seamers Dane Paterson and Lizaad Williams, before the Knights recovered to reach 241-8 by the close of play.
Dane Paterson ripped through the Knights top order in Bloemfontein with a fast-paced 3-41 to earn himself today’s Turbo Bowler accolade.
With just four rounds of the competition remaining, the Cape Cobras are more than 30 points ahead of the second-placed Highveld Lions on the 4-Day Franchise Series table, and Knights coach Alan Kruger believes the title is within touching distance of their Round Seven opponents.
Dwaine Pretorius starred for the Lions with a career-best 6-38 against the Dolphins, while Tabraiz Shamsi worked his magic once more on his way to 5-83 on day two of the sixth round of 4-Day Franchise Series encounters.
Duanne Olivier’s 4-23 and an unbeaten 114 from Khaya Zondo were the highlights of the day as the 4-Day Franchise Series resumed following the excitement of the Mzansi Super League.