Sunfoil Series

Prince, Ingram lift Warriors

2012-09-27 18:03
Ashwell Prince (Gallo Images)
Port Elizabeth - Ashwell Prince notched up a handy 76 off 127 balls while Colin Ingram laboured his way to a solid 69 off 168 balls to help take the Chevrolet Warriors to 271/9 at stumps on day one of their Sunfoil Series match against the Titans at St George’s park on Thursday.

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The morning got off to a shaky start for the home team with Ethy Mbhalati taking two wickets early on in the first session.

The Titans won the toss and chose to field first. Mbahalati  then took two early wickets to help the Titans get off to a good start.

He got rid of opener Michael Price with a ball which nipped back and struck the batsman on the pads.  Despite a counter-attack from Warriors skipper Davy Jacobs who he took a four and two sixes off Rowan Richards in the sixth over, the home side just couldn’t get settled and Mbhalati struck again, dismissing JT Smuts.

What looked like a slowly growing partnership between Jacobs and Prince was dismantled in the 18th over when Jacobs came down the track to attack CJ de Villiers and ended up being caught on his pads and given out leg-before.

The Warriors looked in serious trouble at 69-3, but Prince and Ingram managed to survive until the lunch interval, combining for a 38-run partnership with the Warriors score on 94-3.

Prince and Ingram stepped it up after the interval and paired up for a fine 100-run partnership, taking advantage of the ageing ball on a track which had little on offer for the slower bowlers. It was Paul Harris who eventually got the breakthrough as Prince tried to loft him over mid-off, but mis-timed his shot and was easily caught by David Wiese.

A vintage innings by Prince had come to an end but the Warriors’ grit had not run out just yet.  Ingram and Athenkosi Dyili stuck together to help their side to 195-5 at tea with both men unbeaten at the break. 

Ingram and Dylli continued the fight-back, before Ingram fell to Wiese - trying to clear the midwicket boundary. Dylli stayed put, though, and, while he only managed 36 runs, he spent over two hours at the crease to shepherd the tail and help the Warriors eke out a few extra runs.

Bad light stopped play a few minutes before the scheduled close and day two will resume with two of the Warriors’ tail-enders still at the crease.

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