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.
Knights coach Nicky Boje admits it has been an unsatisfactory season for the Central franchise, but hopes that they can take the lessons learnt from 2017/18 and implement them in the next campaign.
The Warriors missed a golden chance to get one hand on the Sunfoil Series trophy and instead had to settle for a dramatic draw against the Knights deep on the final day of their clash at Buffalo Park in East London on Sunday.
Keshav Maharaj's career-best bowling figures spurred the Dolphins on to a first Sunfoil Series win of the season as they beat the Warriors by 55 runs on the final day at St George's Park in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.