Grant Edmeades scored the only century of the opening day of the Cricket South Africa (CSA) Franchise Colts Week to put the Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras in front against the Chevrolet Warriors in Potchefstroom on Wednesday.
The Cape Cobras won the toss and chose to bat first in the match taking place at Witrand. Edmeades scored an outstanding 126 from 169 balls including 22 fours and a six. He was well supported by teammates Taariq Chicktey (67) and Riyaad Henry (57), who both scored half centuries and Jan Frylinck who just missed out on his when he was bowled out by Akhona Khula on 49. The Cape Cobras posted a competitive 393 before they were bowled out.
In reply, the Warriors ended the first day on 33/2 from 10 overs, both wickets taken by Ferisco Adams.
In PUK Oval A, the bizhub Highveld Lions' Shaylen Pillay and Sean Jamison took three wickets each to dismiss the Chevrolet Knights for 205. Curtis Salley and Gerhard Abrahams were the top scorers with 51 and 44 respectively as the rest of the batting order struggled to gather runs.
The Lions' reply saw Ludwig Roos dismissed for four to start the innings off on a shaky note, but captain, Malcolm Nofal scored an impressive half century (52) from 90 balls to steer the side in the right direction. The Lions were 60/3 at stumps.
The Nashua Titans did not have the start they were looking for when they took on the Sunfoil Dolphins at PUK Oval B. They were bowled out for 200 with Blake Schreuder top scoring with 52 off 87 balls and the second highest contributor to their scorecard being the 49 extras given away by the Dolphins.
They did better in their fielding efforts however, removing five Dolphins wickets thanks to GC Pretorius and Roger Arendse who took three and two wickets respectively. The Dolphins were 95/5 at stumps.