Sunfoil Series

Sunfoil series wrap

2015-01-18 19:02

Johannesburg - The Dolphins scored a crushing 242-run win over the Knights as they bundled out the home side for 126 in their second innings in their domestic four-day cricket match in Kimberley on Sunday.

It was a fitting finish to a match which the Kwa-Zulu Natal franchise had dominated from the start and on Saturday they could thank Daryn Dupavillon and Keshav Maharaj for their victory as they polished off the Knights innings.

Dupavillon had taken two wickets on Saturday afternoon as the Knights crumbled to 11 for three and the day before he added three more to finish with the outstanding analysis of five for 38 in 15 overs.

Leftarm spinner Keshav Maharaj lent excellent support and picked up three for 49 as they cruised to their massive victory.

Resuming on 11 for three, Knights batsmen Diego Rosier (38) and Pite van Biljon (35) tried hard to stem the rampant Dolphins attack and they took the score to 68 in adding 61 runs for the fourth wicket.

However, when Rosier went, trapped in front by Dupavillon, the Knights limped into lunch on 94 /6 and there was no chance of recovery after the break.

Maharaj took three wickets in his 15th over to signal the end of any meaningful resistance from the Knights.


In Port Elizabeth, the Warriors registered a thrilling 16-run win over the Cape Cobras in a fascinating run-chase on the final day.

Set a target of 322 to win after they bowled out the Warriors for 317, the Cobras looked dead and buried at 237 for nine.

But the experienced Justin Kemp was still at the crease and he received superb support from numnber-11 Dane Paterson, who struck 42 in a last wicket stand of 68.

The Cobras were within sight of victory when leftarm spinner Jon-Jon Smuts clinched Warriors' second victory in a row by having Paterson caught by Ryan Bailey to dismiss the Cape side for 305.

The Cobras battled in their reply, slumping to 53 for four before a stand of 149 between Dane Vilas (84) and Sybrand Engelbrecht (72) brought them back into contention.

Another flurry of wickets, with Simon Harmer taking three of them, followed before Kemp, unbeaten on 34 at the end, and Paterson nearly pulled off what would have been a heroic victory.

Andrew Birch led the way for the Warriors, hitting a top score of 88 in their second innings and taking four wickets when the Cobras batted a second time.


In Benoni, Titans batsman Heino Kuhn hit his highest first-class score 244 not out to ensure the run-fest at Willomore Park ended in a tame draw.

After the Lions had declared their first innings on 485/7, the Titans replied by declaring on 550/5 when play was called off.

On Saturday, Kuhn shared century partnerships with Cobus Pienaar and Roelof van der Merwe, and on Saturday he had another big stand of 178 with Qaasim Adams as they continued to torture the Lions bowlers.

Adams made 101 and Kuhn batted for seven minutes short of 12 hours in his innings, with his runs coming off 515 balls.


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