Petersen eyes SA selection?
Cape Town - Alviro Petersen took full advantage of his release from the Proteas’ Castle Lager
squad to score his 23rd first-class century for the bizhub Highveld
Lions on the second day of the SuperSport Series match against the Nashua
Titans at Sahara Park Willowmoore on Wednesday.
Proteas having put up a poor batting performance in the concurrent Sunfoil Test
match against Sri Lanka at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Petersen could not have
chosen a better moment to remind the selectors of his ability.
on 115 (180 balls, 15 fours and 3 sixes) and shared an opening stand of 181 in
55 overs with Stephen Cook who finished the day unbeaten on 95 (217 balls, 11
fours). The Lions will resume their first innings on 248/4 with the second new
ball just three overs away.
were earlier dismissed for 354 with the young Lions leg spinner Eddie Leie
returning a franchise career best return of 5/93. Wicketkeeper Thami Tsolekile
(two catches and a stumping) assisted him in three of the dismissals.
log-leading Chevrolet Knights compiled a very useful 340 all out against the
Sunfoil Dolphins at Chevrolet Park. The Knights’ lower order has a well
established reputation for the strength of its lower order batting and they
were to the fore once again doubling the total by the time the ninth wicket
fell after the first five wickets had fallen for just 170 runs.
Shezi, like Leie a relative newcomer to franchise cricket, took 5 wickets as
did Robbie Frylinck.
Mobile Cape Cobras’ charge to success against all their franchise opponents
ground at least to a temporary halt when they were left facing a potential
deficit in the region of 100 runs in their match against the Chevrolet Warriors
finished the day eight wickets down and still 107 runs in arrears.
Ontong, top of the SuperSport Series averages, and JP Duminy both made
half-centuries but their dismissals sparked off a collapse by the lower
middle-order from 151/3 to 210/8.