Sunfoil Series

McLaren bats Dolphins into lead

2014-12-20 17:16
Ryan McLaren (Gallo Images)

Pietermaritzburg - Less than two sessions of play were possible on the third day of the Sunfoil Series clash between the Dolphins and Warriors at the City Oval on Saturday, but that was long enough for Ryan McLaren to notch up an unbeaten century and secure a first-innings lead for the hosts.

The Dolphins had looked set to fall short of the Warriors’ first innings of 353 when they crashed to 169/7 and then went to stumps on day two on 262/8.

However, McLaren moved his score from 38 not out overnight to 121 not out and enjoyed some assistance from the tail, allowing the Dolphins to reach 370 before Jon-Jon Smuts (2-16) finally brought their innings to a close.

Although the Warriors began their second innings just 17 runs in arrears, they found themselves in trouble when David White and Smuts were dismissed with just 22 runs on the board.

First-innings centurion, Michael Price, led the recovery with his unbeaten 42, and was assisted by Ryan Bailey (14 not out) as the visitors reached 75/2 before bad light brought a premature end to the day.

The Warriors will, therefore, begin the final day leading by 58 runs with eight wickets in hand.

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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
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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
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Highveld Lions v WSB Cape Cobras, Potchefstroom 10:00
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