• Warriors cruise past Cobras

    The Warriors kept their Momentum One-Day Cup playoff hopes alive with a comfortable 81-run victory over the Cobras on Wednesday.

    The must-win encounter in Potchefstroom was cut short to 44 overs a side after an early rain delay, but that didn’t dampen the Warriors’ mood, who were asked to bat first.

    Opener Matthew Breetzke looked in really good nick and reached his half-century with a couple of delightful strokes.

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    He made 55, while Sinethemba Qeshile smashed an unbeaten 64 as the Warriors posted 226-6 in their allotted overs.

    The Cobras’ run chase suffered early damage when Janneman Malan fell to Glenton Stuurman for only one.

    The spin of Jon-Jon Smuts also proved clinical to the men from Cape Town’s chances of earning a possible result.

    Smuts, Stuurman and Rudi Second all bagged three wickets, while Wiaan Lubbe added one scalp as the Cobras were dismissed for only 148.

    The defeat strikes a massive blow the Cobras’ chances of securing qualification for the semi-finals, with the Warriors and Lions set to face each other on Thursday.

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    Andre Huisamen