Sunfoil Series

Davids, Titans bowlers in charge

2017-09-29 20:47
Henry Davids (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Henry Davids struck a patient century before watching the bowlers chip away as the Titans reached the halfway stage of their derby clash against the Highveld Lions in control at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Friday.

The veteran right-hander, known more for his swashbuckling hitting, made a workmanlike 137 (239 balls, 15 fours) to help his side reach 452 for seven declared on day two.

The home bowlers then claimed four wickets to leave the visitors on 170 after 53 overs, still 282 runs behind.

The Titans had resumed on 293 for five after day one, with Davids moving from his unbeaten 80 to complete the 13th three figure score of his first-class career.

He put on 80 for the sixth wicket with Shaun von Berg (30), before adding a further 59 with Malusi Siboto for the seventh wicket – the latter eventually ending unbeaten on a free-flowing 50 (67 balls, 5 fours, 1 six).

In reply, the Lions lost wickets too regularly, with only Reeza Hendricks crossing the half-century mark thanks to his 51 (97 balls, 8 fours).

Lions captain Stephen Cook made 19, Rassie van der Dussen hit 30 and Nick van den Bergh was not out on 44.

Alfred Mothoa was the pick of the bowlers with one for 13, while there were also wickets for Siboto (1/15), Von Berg (1/36) and first-class debutant Migael Pretorius (1/37).

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Monday, 23 October 2017
Highveld Lions v Multiply Titans, Johannesburg 10:00
VKB Knights v Warriors, Kimberley 10:00
WSB Cape Cobras v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Oudtshoorn 10:00
Thursday, 08 February 2018
VKB Knights v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Kimberley 10:00
Warriors v Highveld Lions, East London 10:00
Multiply Titans v WSB Cape Cobras, Potchefstroom 10:00
Thursday, 15 February 2018
VKB Knights v Multiply Titans, Bloemfontein 10:00
WSB Cape Cobras v Highveld Lions, Paarl 10:00
Warriors v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Port Elizabeth 10:00
Thursday, 22 February 2018
Hollywoodbets Dolphins v WSB Cape Cobras, Pietermaritzburg Oval 09:30
VKB Knights v Highveld Lions, Kimberley 10:00
Warriors v Multiply Titans, Port Elizabeth 10:00
Thursday, 01 March 2018
Warriors v VKB Knights, East London 10:00
Highveld Lions v Hollywoodbets Dolphins, Potchefstroom 10:00
WSB Cape Cobras v Multiply Titans, Cape Town 10:00
Thursday, 08 March 2018
Hollywoodbets Dolphins v Warriors, Pietermaritzburg Oval 09:30
Highveld Lions v WSB Cape Cobras, Johannesburg 10:00
Multiply Titans v VKB Knights, Benoni 10:00
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