Sunfoil Series

Highveld Lions, Warriors settle for a draw

2017-09-22 20:47
Omphile Ramela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Omphile Ramela scored his first half-century for new franchise the Highveld Lions as their Sunfoil Series clash with the Warriors ambled out to a draw at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Friday.

The left-hander, who was playing his 100th first-class match after moving from the Cape Cobras in the off-season, top-scored with 67 (122 balls, 10 fours) on day four with the home side reaching 190 for three chasing 355.

It was a good match all-round for Ramela after he took three wickets with the ball and made 44 in the first innings.

There was also a half-century from Rassie van der Dussen (52 not out off 128 balls, 5 fours, 1 six), while Anrich Nortje claimed three for 45.

The day had started with Jon-Jon Smuts following his first-innings century with a whirlwind 58 off just 36 balls (9 fours, 1 six) second time around.

The new Warriors captain was looking for quick runs to try and get the game moving, with support coming from Lesiba Ngoepe (52 not out of 66 balls, 6 fours) as the men from Eastern Cape moved from their overnight 94 for three to 199 for four declared.

There proved to be no drama in the final innings as the sides began the new term with a draw.

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Monday, 16 October 2017
Hollywoodbets Dolphins v Multiply Titans, Pietermaritzburg Oval 09:30
Highveld Lions v VKB Knights, Potchefstroom 10:00
WSB Cape Cobras v Warriors, Cape Town 10:00
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
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