A final day century by Sibonelo Makhanya was not enough to save the Dolphins as they slipped to a heavy nine-wicket loss to the Highveld Lions in a 4-Day series clash at Kingsmead in Durban on Monday.
A career-best eight wickets in a marathon effort of 50.4 overs by Dane Piedt ground the Cape Cobras to an epic 37-run victory over the Warriors deep into the final day of their 4-Day Domestic Series clash in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
Craig Alexander claimed three of the five remaining wickets to wrap up a superb 186-run win for the Highveld Lions over domestic 4-Day Series leaders the Cape Cobras on the final day of their clash in Paarl on Thursday.
Dane Piedt was the star of a spectacular collapse by the bizhub Highveld Lions that saw them suffer a heavy 4-Day Franchise Series defeat to the Cape Cobras on the third day of their match in Johannesburg on Wednesday.
The leading run-scorer in last season's national Sunfoil Three-Day Cup series and CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge and eight players aged 25 or younger will be part of the professional squad of the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras for the 2018/2019 s
The decision by Temba Bavuma to return to the Highveld Lions after a only one season in Cape Town, enjoys the backing and unequivocal support of the Cape Cobras, said Nabeal Dien, chief executive officer of the Cape side.
“The average age of cricketers in franchise teams has dropped tremendously,” remarked the recently retired Cape Cobras batting icon Andrew Puttick.