Hungry Ingram boosts Warriors
Posted by: Cricket South Africa on Thursday, 24 October 2013

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THE bonus-point win on Wednesday has put The Unlimited Titans right in the mix in the Momentum One-Day Cup, but the victory over the Chevrolet Knights at Sahara Willowmoore Park did not come without a cost.


Opening batsman Jacques Rudolph, who was in a rich vein of form, took a blow on the hand from a Tumi Masekela lifter and will miss Friday’s clash against the Chevrolet Warriors at SuperSport Park.


“Jacques broke his hand, so we’re just waiting to hear from the specialist,” Titans skipper Henry Davids confirmed. “We don’t know the full extent of it at this stage but we should find out soon.


“It wasn’t a great wicket for cricket, with the ball bouncing a lot and then some keeping low, but we adjusted nicely when we went into bat and we were a lot more positive than the opposition. I’m not saying it was easy up front but we adapted quicker and played better.”


Defeat to the Sunfoil Dolphins on Wednesday was a bitter blow to the Warriors after they had seemed in control of the match, only for David Miller to steal it at the death.


“At the end of the day there aren’t many players in the world who can do what he did,” said Warriors coach Piet Botha. “Unfortunately he took it away from us.”


Nevertheless the Warriors have one of the form batsmen in the competition in the shape of Colin Ingram, whose 96 not out on Wednesday was his third straight half-century. With Ingram having missed out on a Proteas call-up, Botha is hoping for many more.


“He’s taken responsibility and he’s hungry to do well, which are the ingredients that you want,” said Botha.


“But he’s also been well supported by Ryan Bailey, who’s built partnerships with him, and Christiaan Jonker, who has also been quite consistent with the bat. Some other people still need to fire and I’m sure they will soon.”


HEAD TO HEAD – The Unlimited Titans vs. Chevrolet Warriors


Matches Played                19

Titans Win                        13

Warriors Win                     03

Tie                                     01

No Result                          02






Highest Score

298/6 (Centurion 2011/2012)

294/6 (Centurion 2011/2012)

Lowest Score

186 (Port Elizabeth 2011/2012)

127 (Centurion 2008/2009)

Highest Individual Score

109* Martin van Jaarsveld (Benoni 2012/2013)

90 Robin Peterson (Port Elizabeth 2005/2006)

Best bowling in a match

5/38 Justin Kemp (Centurion 2004/2005)

5/42 Lyall Meyer (East London 2006/2007)



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