Knights in cruise control
Posted by: CSA Staff on Sunday, 13 January 2013

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The Chevrolet Knights continued to dominate proceedings in their Sunfoil Clash against the Nashua Titans at Willowmoore Park in Benoni on Sunday.

The Titans were in a heap of trouble as they went to lunch on 119-6 on day three, still 21 runs behind, with only Heino Kuhn managing a score of significant, as he added 51 off 111 before being dismissed, while Dillon du Preez picked up four wickets.

Du Preez was at the heart of the Knights resurgence on Saturday when he combined with Rudi Second for a record 253-run partnership. The stand between the two is the highest for the eighth wicket for the Knights franchise. The two helped their side recover from being 190-7 to 457 all out, giving them a hand 140 run lead.

The Titans then fell apart in the last hour of play on Saturday as they capitulated to 24-3, after being 0-3 at one stage.

Despite Kuhn’s resilience, the disastrous slump continued for the Titans on Sunday morning Henry Davids was the first to fall, being caught leg-before by du Preez and Graeme van Buuren soon followed. Van Buuren hit an unbeaten 55 in the first innings, but couldn't follow it up in the second innings with du Preez being on song yet again. Kuhn had looked settled and like he might very well help the Titans to salvage something from the match but Patrick Botha soon took care of him, clean bowling the 28 year old.

 

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NASHUA TITANS: Pieter Malan, Mangaliso Mosehle, Henry Davids (capt), Roelof van der Merwe, Heino Kuhn, Farhaan Behardien, Graeme van Buuren, JP de villiers, Shaun von Berg, Ethy Mbalathi, CJ de Villiers

 

CHEVROLET KNIGHTS:  Gihan Cloete, Ryan Second, Rilee Rossouw, Ryan Bailey, Obus Pienaar, Patrick Botha, Johan van der Wath, Dillion du Preez, Quinton Friend, Malusi Siboto

 

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