Sunfoil Series

Lions duo rip through Warriors

2014-03-13 19:02
Hardus Viljoen (Gallo Images)
Port Elizabeth - Ryan Bailey has notched up his first century of this season’s Sunfoil Series campaign, but the first day of the match between the Warriors and the Highveld Lions at St. George’s Park belonged to Hardus Viljoen and Cliffe Deacon as they claimed all 10 wickets to bowl the Warriors out for 284.

While Viljoen recorded figures of 6 for 93 in 28 overs, Deacon took 4 for 46 to make sure the Lions made the most of winning the toss and opting to field first.

They did receive a blow late in the day, however, when Stephen Cook shouldered arms and was bowled by Andrew Birch to leave the Lions none for one at the start of their reply.

With Port Elizabeth enjoying a fair amount of rain recently, Cook’s decision to field first appeared to be a straightforward one - particularly when the Warriors fell to 18 for three inside eight overs.

Michael Price was the only Warriors batsman to stand firm at the top of the order, and he eventually found some support in Colin Ingram and then in Bailey.

Price and Bailey put on 86 for the fifth wicket before the former was caught behind off the bowling of Viljoen three runs short of his century.

Jon-Jon Smuts contributed a run-a-ball 35 as the Warriors looked to add quick runs before the second new ball - a tactic which proved wise when Viljoen and Deacon ripped out the last five wickets for 32 runs in nine overs.

Bailey was left stranded on 102, and there was just enough time for one more over in the day.

Birch made sure that it counted when he removed Cook with the fifth delivery to give the Warriors a window of light at stumps.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

20 October 2016
VKB Knights v Highveld Lions, Kimberley 10:00
BuildNat Cape Cobras v Warriors, Cape Town 10:00
27 October 2016
Hollywoodbets Dolphins v VKB Knights, Durban 09:00
Highveld Lions v Warriors, Johannesburg 10:00
BuildNat Cape Cobras v Multiply Titans, Cape Town 10:00
03 November 2016
BuildNat Cape Cobras v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Paarl 10:00
Highveld Lions v Multiply Titans, Potchefstroom 10:00
Warriors v VKB Knights, Port Elizabeth 10:00
05 January 2017
Hollywoodbets Dolphins v Warriors, Durban 09:00
VKB Knights v Multiply Titans, Bloemfontein 10:00
BuildNat Cape Cobras v Highveld Lions, Paarl 10:00
12 January 2017
Warriors v BuildNat Cape Cobras, East London 10:00
VKB Knights v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Kimberley 10:00
Multiply Titans v Highveld Lions, Benoni 10:00
19 January 2017
Hollywoodbets Dolphins v Highveld Lions, Pietermaritzburg Oval 10:00
Team P W PTS

Who will you be backing in this year's Sunfoil Series?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.