Cobras Gain Ascendancy
Posted by: CSA on Saturday, 13 October 2012

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The Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras piled on the agony for the Chevrolet Warriors, as they added 90 in the second session of the third day with  out the loss of a wicket.  At tea they led by 186 with nine wickets still in hand.

Alistair Gray dominated the session.  Resuming on 63, he went to his eleventh First Class century, adding 52 to his lunch score off 93 balls.  His century came off 184 balls, considerably quicker than his first fifty.  He has hit fourteen boundaries to date, and has scored all around a wicket.  Stiaan van Zyl has given him good support, scoring 37 out of a partnership of 97 for the second wicket.  Van Zyl was cautious to start with, but played a number of fine shots as he settled at the crease.

There was not much to offer from the Warriors bowlers.  Adrian Birch has been the most economical, going at 1.5 to the over to date, while Simon Harmer has been the busiest while keeping a lid on the scoring, which has still not crossed the three to the over threshold.  Jon-Jon Smuts is the only bowler of the seven used thus far to take a wicket.

The Cobras will still be looking to take their lead to 300 by the close of play, which should put them in a strong position on the final day.


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