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Momentum One Day Cup

Postby The Professor » Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:25 pm

South Africa's FOURTH domestic competition kick started yesterday with a Day/Night game at Centurion between Lions and Titans.

It was a strong all round display from the Lions as they both out-batted and out-bowled the far from Titanic looking Titans.

Ryan Rickelton's 92 helped bolster the Lions to a total of 305 - before the Titans were first strangled and then smothered to get 232 in 44.5 overs.

Game's are on-going throughout the weekend.
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Re: Momentum One Day Cup

Postby The Professor » Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:54 pm

Another one sided game today as the Cape Cobras easily had the beating of the Warriors.

Looking dominant with both bat and ball, Pieter Malan's century helped the Cobras to 274-6; a total easily defended as the Warriors were all out for 245.

In yesterday's game, the Dolphins absolutely annihilated the Knights, winning by 94 runs.
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Re: Momentum One Day Cup

Postby The Professor » Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:14 am

Another series of weekend games kicked off today with three fixtures.

Cape Cobras v Lions was the most enticing prospect - but the Lions were fairly comfortable winners in the end. This was largely down to a massive innings of 157 from Ryan Rickleton who helped the Lions get to 320-7 - a total that the Cape Cobras fell 49 runs short of.

With 2 games played by all teams, the Lions are undefeated and top the table alongside the Dolphins, the Warriors and the Cape Cobras are in the middle with a win and a loss, whilst the Knights and the Titans are yet to win.

Two further games are played on Sunday.
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Re: Momentum One Day Cup

Postby The Professor » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:40 pm

This comp is throwing up some very one sided performances. Today Cape Cobras were beaten by the Titans by 95 runs.

Of the 7 games played to completion in this tournament 2 have been won by 80 or more runs with another two by 4 or more wickets. The surprise is that the wins are being shared around. This was Titans second win in four games as they top the table - the Cobras are 4th with 8 points.

Dean Elgar set the pace for the Titans as his century took the Titans to 302 with the Cobras only managing 202.
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Re: Momentum One Day Cup

Postby The Professor » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:43 pm

The Knights finally got their campaign up and running with a big win against the Cape Cobras.

They will have a lot to thank Jacques Snyman for as his century held together a frail middle order to overturn the DLS adjusted total of 258. Snyman' 124 came off 71 balls as the threat of rain meant that Knights couldn't rest on their laurels.
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Re: Momentum One Day Cup

Postby The Professor » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:57 pm

The Knights win on Saturday proved to be nothing other than a blip as they got back to losing ways today.

The Lions' Nicky van den Bergh got 91 and no fewer than four caught behinds and a stumping to help his side get to 275 and then limit the Knights to 188.

The Lions are now second.
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Re: Momentum One Day Cup

Postby The Professor » Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:28 pm

Sarel Erwee is the James Hildreth of South African cricket; always very good domestically but never given a shot internationally.

He was the top scorer in a team effort that took table topping Dolphins to a total of 208-6 batting first against the Titans. A total they couldn't get near - especially after DLS intervened.

The Dolphins lead at the top is now 8 points off the Lions who have two games in hand.
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Re: Momentum One Day Cup

Postby The Professor » Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:17 pm

The previously unstoppable Dolphins were....stopped today by the Warriors.

Despite the fact that the Dolphins had the superior batsman on the day - in the form of a 71 from Cody Chetty - and the joint best bowler they still finished second best.

Dolphins now have just (!) an eight point lead at the top now.
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Re: Momentum One Day Cup

Postby The Professor » Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:03 pm

Dolphins are really screwing this up. Despite going 5 games unbeaten through February and the start of March they have now lost two on the trot to see their lead shrink to just 2 points from Lions who beat them today.

4-49 from Ayavuya Myoli was enough to limit Dolphins to 262-9. Lions never really struggled and got there with an over to spare.
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