Sunfoil Series

Harmer keeps Cobras in check

2016-01-14 21:18
Simon Harmer (File)

Cape Town - Simon Harmer claimed four of the five wickets to fall as the Warriors and Cape Cobras ended day one of their Sunfoil Series clash with honours even at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth on Thursday.

The off-break bowler bagged four for 42 in an excellent 25 overs to help restrict the visitors to 224 for five on a day when around an hour of play was lost due to afternoon rain. But they did resume afterwards until bad light intervened after 81.2 overs were bowled.

The Cobras were held together by an unbeaten 90 from veteran batsman Justin Ontong, who faced 170 deliveries and struck 10 fours and a six.

That after his captain, Omphile Ramela, had won the toss and chose to bat first, a decision that may have been questioned when they fell to 45 for two following the losses of Simon Khomari (eight) and Andrew Puttick (33).

But Ontong shared a 69-run stand with Ramela, who made 32, with the hosts continuing to chip away.

Sisanda Magala took the only other wicket to fall on day one for figures of one for 40.

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