Lizaad Williams was the best bowler on show in the Sunfoil Series match between the Cape Cobras and the Warriors on either side, but did not receive the statistical rewards for his splendid efforts, said Rory Kleinveldt, bowling consultant of the hosts at Newlands.
Half-centuries by Kyle Verreynne and Dane Piedt ensured the Cape Cobras and VKB Knights were even poised after the third day of their Sunfoil Series clash at the Recreation Ground in Oudtshoorn on Sunday.
Jon-Jon Smuts and Tabraiz Shamsi shared six wickets to leave the Cape Cobras in a spin before bad light saved them from potential defeat against the Warriors on the final day of their Sunfoil Series clash at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.
The VKB Knights made a strong start to their Sunfoil Series title defence after five wickets from Shadley van Schalkwyk put them on top against the Cape Cobras at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein on Tuesday.
The exuberance of the new franchise players and eagerness to impress, has added a new spirit to the Cape Cobras, said the captain, Dane Piedt, on the eve of their departure for two pre-season two-day matches to Oudtshoorn against the Warriors.
The Cape Cobras ignited and united by a preseason period of 11 weeks, will be bolstered by the return of two international stars, Temba Bavuma and Vernon Philander, when they embark on their tour to the Recreation Ground in Oudtshoorn.