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Cricket news - Cobras, Lions register sixth win of the season

Dane Piedt claimed a six-fer.

Cape Cobras vs Titans

Cape cobras returned to winning ways after picking up a comprehensive eight-wicket to maintain the victory over the titans a 26-point advantage now at the top of the table. Cobras, which already defeated the titans by the same margin when the teams met previously this season, dominated from the start. Skipper Dane Piedt's six-wicket lazy had first titans limited to 275, and in reply, cobras were around on 206/1 on a stage in front of the titans, the tables turned.

Cobras still managed to pick up a 100-run, and that was more than enough, like Piedt ran through the titans batting order for the second time, this time finishing with seven wickets. While Andrea Agathangelou fought to a finish with 84 from 181 deliveries, the rest of the batting order crumbled, gain setting, cobras, only 52, a goal achieved with ease, despite the loss of two wickets. The win now takes Cobras closer to the title.

Short points: Titans 275 (Leus du Plooy 97*; Dane Piedt 6-75) & 151 (Andrea Agathangelou 84; Dane Piedt 7-66) lost to Cape Cobras 375 (Pieter Malan 95; Shaun of the mountain 4-137) & 52/2 (Zubayr Hamza 26*; Leus du Plooy 2-29) by eight wickets.

Knights vs Lions

The lions picked up their third consecutive win, courtesy of a concrete performance with both ball and the bat in the first innings against the knights. After a strong start in the game, the knights were well placed at 233/3, before Bjorn Fortuin orchestrated collapse that saw the last seven wickets adding only 124 runs. Fortuin ended with a seven-wicket haul and his team-mates delivered with the BAT as well as the control of the competition. They were precariously placed stand 185/5 a century ago, revived their innings.

Kagiso Rapulana and Willem Mulder scored sparkling centuries and Nono Pongolo also chipping in towards the end, the lions picked up a substantial lead 133 in the first innings. To destroy Pongolo then again, the knights with the ball as well as picking up four wickets. From 60/5, knights back on post 208, and gave them only 75 runs to defend. You were the cause of a fear is by picking up wickets at regular intervals, but opener Dominic Hendricks, to help with an unbeaten 49 at one end, his side go past the finish line.

Brief scores: knight 357 (Keegan Petersen 71; Bjorn Fortuin 7-70) & 208 (Andries Gous 70; Nono Pongolo 4-49) lost to the lions 490 (Willem Mulder 146; Patrick Kr├╝ger 5-60) & 76/5 (Dominic Hendricks, 49*; Jacques Snyman 4-24) by five wickets.

Warriors vs dolphins

Warrior quest to stay alive in the race for the domestic title was thwarted by bad weather in the last day of their battle against the dolphins in East London. Only 1.3 overs were possible on the last morning before the teams almost three hours due to bad light. That left teams with only 30 overs to force a result that the dolphins came close in to force, with Marques Ackerman's 71-ball 77 among them, 171/5, in their hunt to 275 before the rain, the draw forced.

To remain for the warriors in the race for the title heading in the next few weeks, the last round of fixtures, a win here was imperative. You took an impressive step in this regard, notching 436 7 thanks to centuries from Yaseen Vallie (110) and Edward Michael Moore (102). Dolphins got fifties by Ackerman and Sarel Erwee but couldn't help but admit that a 111-run lead. Warriors crowded, 274, when they reached 163/9 before he stated to the same number of points after the first slight delay on the last day.

Dolphins have only one victory in the season, the last on the points table.

Brief scores: warriors 436/7 Edward (Michael Moore, 102, Yasin Vallie 110) & 163/9 (Sinethemba Qeshile 45; Eathan Bosch 4-36) drew with dolphins 325 (Marques Ackerman, 84, Sarel Erwee 66; Glenton Stuurman 3-49) & 171/5 (Marques Ackerman, 77).

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