Bowlers held sway on day one of the third round of matches in the 4-Day Franchise Series, with the Titans rolled out in under 38 overs and the Warriors struggling to 175 all out.
The Warriors started well against the Dolphins, with Gihahn Cloete (63 runs off 145 balls) and Edward Moore (37 off 69) adding 76 runs for the first wicket. Robbie Frylinck (2-33) accounted for two of the top three batters, while 20-year-old Eathan Bosch (6-38) accounted for the last seven wickets to fall, including taking a run out.
Sarel Erwee (31 off 86) and Vaughn van Jaarsveld (28 off 64) saw the Dolphins through to 64-0 at the close.
Warriors 175 (Gihahn Cloete 63, Edward Moore 37; Eathan Bosch 6-38, Robbie Frylinck 2-33)
Dolphins 64-0 (Sarel Erwee 31 not out, Vaughn van Jaarsveld 28 not out)
Dolphins trail by 111 runs in their first innings with 10 wickets in hand
The Knights continued their good form with the bat, with Rudi Second 69 and, Pite van Biljon 67 adding 123 for the fourth wicket against the Lions. The middle order couldn’t sustain their good start and the Knights were dismissed for 266, with Beuran Hendricks knocking over five of the Knights batsmen.
Knights 266 (Rudi Second 69, Pite van Biljon 67, Keegan Petersen 38; Beuran Hendricks 5-45, Craig Alexander 2-57)
Lions trail by 262 runs with 10 first innings wickets remaining
Without a win after their first two matches of the 4-Day Franchise Series, defending champions the Titans were rolled out for 122 at Centurion by the Cobras, with only Theunis de Bruyn (61 off 92 balls) and Shaun von Berg (22 off 19 balls) making it into double figures. Tladi Bokako dismissed four of the Titans top seven batters (as well as taking a catch), while Dane Paterson and Jason Smith helped finish off the Titans.
Titans 122 (Theunis de Bruyn 61, Shaun von Berg 22; Tladi Bokako 4-57, Dane Paterson 3-34, Jason Smith 2-21)
Cape Cobras 256-8 (David Bedingham 84, Kyle Verreynne 42, Jason Smith 44 not out; Alfred Mothoa 2-55, Shaun von Berg 4-51)
Cape Cobras lead by 134 runs with two first-innings wickets in hand
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