Co­bras aim to main­tain their win­ning mo­men­tum

Weekend Argus (Sunday Edition) - - SPORT - ZAAHIER ADAMS

THE Cape Co­bras will head to New­lands to­day with a spring in their step after pick­ing up their first points in the RamSlam T20 Chal­lenge com­pe­ti­tion on Fri­day evening.

It wasn’t pretty, or clin­i­cal for that mat­ter, but JP Du­miny’s team man­aged to get the job done, which is all that counts at this stage.

Du­miny ad­mit­ted in the af­ter­math that the Co­bras are “far from the fin­ished ar­ti­cle” and he would be per­fectly cor­rect in this as­sess­ment as the West­ern Cape side is still drop­ping far too many catches, while they also still need to find a way to get off to a pos­i­tive start with the bat.

Opener Richard Levi has been es­pe­cially poor in the cam­paign thus far and to­day’s match against the Knights (4pm) – the sec­ond game of a dou­ble-header that also in­volves the War­riors and Highveld Lions (12 noon) – could be the “last-chance sa­loon” for the pow­er­ful righthander. The Co­bras man­age­ment have shown they are not afraid to wield the axe, with Wayne Par­nell, Ja­son Smith and Qaasim Adams al­ready sent to Potchefstroom to do duty for the West­ern Prov­ince semi-pro team to­day.

Boland wick­et­keeper/bats­man Ri­cardo Vas­con­ce­los is ea­gerly wait­ing in the wings for a Co­bras de­but and will have been buoyed by the im­pact his pro­vin­cial team­mate Ferisco Adams made on Fri­day evening.

Adams held his nerve with the ball in a tense fi­nal over and will be look­ing to take that con­fi­dence into the clash against a Knights side that is sit­ting pretty on 10 points on the log. They are joint sec­ond with the Dol­phins, but the cen­tral fran­chise have played one game fewer.

The Co­bras vic­tory over the Lions lifted them off the bot­tom rung on the log and the home side can move up even fur­ther should they claim an­other vic­tory to­day.

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