Cape Town - The race for the 2017/18 Sunfoil Series is set to go down to
the wire after the latest round of games were completed on Sunday.
Five teams still have a mathematical chance of claiming the
title making for a thrilling climax at the three venues that will be hosting
the games - Durban, Potchefstroom and Centurion.
SUNFOIL SERIES LOG
The Warriors (128,04 points) currently lead the race
following their epic draw with the Knights on Sunday, a match that went
down to the wire with the Eastern Cape franchise falling eight runs short of
what would have been a massive victory.
As it stands, they will travel to the fifth-placed Dolphins (114,44) on Thursday knowing that only victory will do
if they want to win the four-day title for the first time in the franchise era.
Anything less at Kingsmead will leave their
fate hinging on other results. Their KwaZulu-Natal opponents are also still in
with a shout, although their prospects are the slimmest of the five teams in
They will have to win the game with plenty of bonus points
and hope rain washes out the other two matches completely for their best
The Cape Cobras (127,02) are presently
second and face the bottom-of-the-table Highveld Lions (96,28) at Senwes
For the Cape side to finish top, a win is likely to do,
provided the Warriors either draw or lose in Durban. Even if the leaders do
win, the Cobras can still overtake them with a big victory of their own -
considering that just over a point separates the top two.
In the final game of round 10, third plays fourth at
SuperSport Park. Defending champions the Knights (124,32) and the
Titans (121,58) also maintain interest in the title race.
Only a win will do, though, and the victorious team will in
all likelihood claim the title should the Warriors and Cobras lose.
A win without many bonus points for the pair, coupled with a
big win for third or fourth is likely to take the chase right down to the wire.
Final round fixtures to be played from this Thursday (Mar 22-25):
Dolphins v Warriors - Durban
Highveld Lions v Cape Cobras - Potchefstroom
Titans v Knights - Centurion