Cape Town - Simon
Harmer starred with bat and ball as the Warriors reached the halfway
stage of their Sunfoil Series encounter against the Titans with
the advantage at
Buffalo Park in East London on Friday.
29-year-old first struck an important 46 to help the hosts reach 282
after encountering some early day two trouble, before grabbing four for
37 to leave the visitors
on 111 for five at stumps - still trailing by 171.
was a good position for the Warriors, who went into the round eight
encounter trying to overhaul the Titans at the top of the table.
started the day in a strong position too on 203 for four, but lost
three quick wickets, including Yaseen Vallie (69 off 172 balls, 7 fours)
and captain Jon-Jon
Smuts (44), to slump to 223 for seven.
Harmer then managed to squeeze 59 with the tail, before the home side were dismissed in 97 overs.
The away team hit early trouble when Tladi Bokako (1/16) dismissed Tony de Zorzi for a duck, before Harmer began chipping away.
accounted for Andrea Agathangelou (21) and Heino Kuhn (20), who both
got starts, with the wickets of senior batsmen Heinrich Klaasen (7) and
Henry Davids (7) following.
left the Titans on 92 for five at one stage, before returning Proteas pair Farhaan Behardien (43) and Chris Morris (5) took them
through to the close
without further damage.