Cape Town - A
thrilling career-best century by Gihahn Cloete helped the Warriors
arrest a three-match losing slide with a 60-run victory over the Knights in their One-Day Cup clash at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley on Tuesday.
opener blasted 143 (128 balls, 25 fours, 1 six) as the men from the
Eastern Cape amassed 335 for nine, before bowling out the hosts for 275
to complete a comfortable
win - their first since round one.
Cloete was the undoubted star, leading from the front to reach the
first List A ton of his career, which surpassed the 85 he made for
Griquas against North
West in 2012/13.
The Warriors had won the toss and elected to bat first, but no other batsmen crossed even the half-century mark.
Marco Marais, who earlier this season made world headlines after he
recorded the fastest ever triple century, struck a noteworthy 41 off 28
balls on his franchise
debut, while Clyde Fortuin also hit 41.
Duanne Olivier was the pick of the Knights bowlers with four for 65.
However, there was no real challenge by the home side with the bat.
Petersen top-scored with 53 (58 balls, 4 fours, 1 six), with the rest
of the top eight all making good starts with 20s and a 37 for Ryan
The loss of regular wickets eventually proved to be their Achilles' heel as they were dismissed in 49.1 overs.
Nortje (2/49), Sisanda Magala (2/54) and Ayabulela Gqamane (2/55) all
picked up two wickets apiece as the hosts were left still searching for a