Cape Town - Cape Cobras
coach Ashwell Prince admits there are no easy matches in the Sunfoil Series as
they prepare to take on the Dolphins in a round five encounter
starting at the Recreation Ground in Oudtshoorn on Monday.
were denied a first win of the season by the Warriors this past week when the
Port Elizabeth side batted out the entire final day for the loss of only one
meant that all 12 matches this season, involving every team, had ended in
draws. Prince conceded that teams had shown a lot of fight this year.
look at the results around the country and the performances that teams are
putting in, you can see teams fighting out for draws,” he said.
with the new rules that give you more points for a draw.
Dolphins have found themselves under pressure in a few games and each time
they’ve stepped up, so fair play to them. I think all the results so far show
how evenly matched the teams are, so there are no easy games.”
Prince admitted, though, that drawing to their Cape rivals was a bit
“I have a
little bit of mixed feelings I think after this week,” he stated.
itself probably didn’t have enough wear and tear due to the rain and there
wasn’t enough sunshine or wind to dry things out.
the Warriors as well for the way they batted out that final day to get the
coach Grant Morgan was equally frustrated, but for different reasons. His side
were made to follow on against the Multiply Titans this week, but battled their
way back to earn a draw out of the game.
like to turn it around a bit in terms of not having to be the team that’s
fighting back,” he said.
“We’d like to do more work in the first innings so we
don’t have to keep fighting back like this.
a chat about it with the players but in saying that, the fight is extremely
encouraging. There’s been some phenomenal ones and we’ve showed the country
that we refuse to give up.”