CO­BRAS SIT PRETTY ON T OP OF L OG

Weekend Witness - - Spor T -

THE Cape Cobr as main­tained their po­si­tion at the t op o f the R am Sl am T20 Chall enge tabl e as the y cr uised to a c om­fort­able 72­r un vic tory o ver the W ar­riors at S t Geor ge’s P ark l ast night.

Chas­ing a v enue r ecord t otal o f 188 t o win, the W ar­riors w ere in trou­ble e arly and ne ver r ecov­ered t o be dis­miss ed f or 115 . The r esult put to bed any chanc e the W ar­riors had of mak­ing the pl ay­offs and als o g ave the Cobr as a bonus point vic tory.

English pr ofes­sional Cr aig Kie swet­ter ( 1) and Colin Ingr am ( 2) w ere dis­missed in the s econd o ver o f the War­riors’ r un­chase b y f ast bo wler Dane P ater­son. Jon­Jon S muts f ol­ lowed in the ne xt o ver, bo wled b y Mthokozisi Shezi and that l eft the home side at s even f or thr ee.

The W ar­riors ne ver r eally r ecov­ered from that po sition al though Ry an Bai­ley did put up a bit o f a fight with 35 o ff 30 b alls.

Off­spin­ner S ybrand Eng el­brecht was the sur­pris e wick et­taker cl aim­ing f our f or 22 whil e l eft­arm spin­ner George Linde t ook thr ee wick ets o f his o wn as the duo r an thr ough the mid­dle and l ower or der.

After l os­ing the t oss and be­ing sent in t o b at, opener s Richar d L evi and Andr ew P uttick shar ed a c en­tury stand t o help the Cobr as po st 18 7 for thr ee. — S up­erS­port.

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