Sunfoil Series

Titans off to good start

2014-04-03 19:43
Henry Davids (Gallo Images)
Pretoria - Half-centuries from Theunis de Bruyn and Henry Davids were countered by a three-wicket haul from Basheeru-Deen Walters as the first day of the Sunfoil Series clash between the Titans and the Warriors was evenly split at SuperSport Park.

De Bruyn’s 79 on his four-day debut was arguably the most impressive contribution, as the Titans scored 268 for six after winning the toss and opting to bat first.

Both sides fielded inexperienced teams, with De Bruyn and Grant Thomson making their maiden franchise appearances for the Titans, and the Warriors handing franchise debuts to Somila Seyibokwe and Thandolwethu Mnyaka.

After losing opening partner Ernest Kemm early on, De Bruyn put on 108 with Davids in a positive stand that gave the Titans control.

However, Walters had accounted for Kemm, and he broke the stand when he had De Bruyn caught by Jon-Jon Smuts.

Davids was next to go when he was caught and bowled by Andrew Birch for 60, and Warriors captain Simon Harmer chimed in three overs later when he trapped Qaasim Adams lbw.

With Smuts dismissing Mangaliso Mosehle lbw, the Titans had lost three wickets for 11 runs to fall to 180 for five, but Thomson steadied the innings by putting on 67 with Cobus Pienaar.

Thomson’s knock was ended on 40 by Walters, but Pienaar reached the close on 48 not out to give the Titans a good chance of extending their innings on the second morning.


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.