Sean Jamison’s hat-trick and Robbie Frylinck’s five-for highlighted day one as 16 wickets fell in the Sunfoil Series clash between the Dolphins and the Lions.
The Dolphins could not get their innings off to a steady start due to great bowling from the Lions. Bowlers would be the stars of the day.
Hardus Viljoen started proceedings by removing opening batsman Imraan Khan for a golden duck, but a 71-run second-wicket stand between Sarel Erwee and Daryn Smit helped steady the ship, before Erwee was trapped lbw by Bjorn Fortuin on 20.
Smit became Jamison’s first wicket of the day in what would be a taste of what was to follow in his next over. Jamison first dismissed Vaughn van Jaarsveld, then trapped Morne van Wyk and Sibonelo Makhanya lbw for his hat-trick, as the Dolphins found themselves struggling on 119-6.
Khaya Zondo and Keshav Maharaj tried to dig their side out off a hole, posting a 72-run partnership, but Maharaj could not follow his heroics of his previous match against the Warriors, Viljoen grabbing his second to dismiss him on 41.
Zondo did well to muscle on to his half-century as he tried hard to bat through the innings, but wonderkid Wiaan Mulder had other plans, bowling Zondo on 55. Fortuin ended things just two overs later, the Dolphins posting 253.
The Lions could never get going, thanks to an amazing bowling display by Robbie Frylinck with a five-for, removing the entire top order of the Lions with only 22 runs coming off his bowling. The Lions go into day two stranded on 79-6.
Elsewhere, the Knights did well to post 342 against the Cobras in their first innings, thanks to a good batting display all-round. After losing two quick wickets, captain Theunis de Bruyn (64 ) and Pite van Biljon (55) put on a 109-run third-wicket partnership to help kick-start the the Knights’ innings.
Robin Peterson (43) did well to follow his captain’s example which sparked off an amazing run by the lower order. A 61-run eighth-wicket partnership and a 73-run ninth-wicket partnership blasted the Knights forward as Shadley van Schalkwyk (43), Marchant de Lange (47) and Duanne Olivier (45) helped their side to 342. The Cobras will resume with their innings on day two with 22-0 on the board.
The Titans posted 227 runs with help from Heino Kuhn (52) and Heinrich Klaasen (40) being the outstanding performers with the bat for their side. The Warriors‘ bowlers all contributed, with Basheeru-Deen Walters and Simon Harmer each taking three wickets.
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