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    Warriors squad for their first game of the season as expected.

    The Chevrolet Warriors kick off their 2012/13 season in a match against the Nashua Titans in the Sunfoil 4 day series. This match gets underway at Axxess St George’s on Thursday 27 September at 10:00.

    Davy Jacobs who was out of the team due to injury for most of last season is now fit and will lead the team again in their quest to improve their 4 day standings. The Chevrolet Warriors have not had much success in the longer version of the game and are hoping that their new approach will bear fruit.

    The squad for the match is as follows: Michael Price, Davy Jacobs (Captain), Jon- Jon Smuts, Ashwell Prince, Colin Ingram, Kelly Smuts, Athi Dyili (w/k), Simon Harmer, Andrew Birch, Lyall Meyer, Basheer Walters, Aya Gqamane and Gurshwin Rabie.

    “We have been putting in the time and hard work during the off season and are looking to see an improvement in our performance in this version of the game. The team are well prepared and now it’s time to get into the middle and perform” said coach Piet Botha.

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    The two most famous school cricket weeks (The Michaelmas Cricket Week & The Cape Schools Cricket Week) start this weekend.

    Here is a Preview of the Michaelmas Week with former players both South Africa & International who have played at the week. New Zealand school Westlake are making their 2nd appearance after they participated in 2005 with Ross Taylor in their team.

    Cricket: Oppenheimer Week! History, Fixtures & Results

    Quite a few surprising omissions in schools this year. No Kearsney College (Andrew Hudson & current SA U19 captain Chad Bowes school), No Westville Boys (former SA coach Micky Arthur & school of three current Dolphins contracted players), No Michaelhouse (Herby Taylor & Dale Benkensteins school in the Balgowan Hills near Pietermaritzburg), No St John's College from Jhb (Clive Rice's school and current Lions players Jean Symes & Devon Conway).


    Hopefully there will be a preview for the Cape Schools Cricket week soon. Obviously some huge schools from the Western cape & Eastern Cape there. Wynberg Boys, Rondebosch Boys, Bishops, SACS, Grey PE, Dale College, Selborne College, Queens College etc.
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    Judging by their rugby season this year, Selborne are having a terrible year sports-wise. Wouldn't be surprised if they struggle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPrez View Post
    Judging by their rugby season this year, Selborne are having a terrible year sports-wise. Wouldn't be surprised if they struggle.
    Well all three Border schools struggled...particularly Queens & Dale. You've got to wonder if Boucher & Ntini will be the last Border boys to play for South Africa. Certainly will be for a long time in my opinion.


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    Big decision made by the Cobras to keep Justin Kemp in the team especially as in the shoot-out with Qaasim Adams for Western province last week he scored 17 & Adams got 147. Kemp was out for 11 today for the Cobras.

    Paul Adams doing some good things at my team. Smart move to keep Langeveldt & Louw on contracts to guide through the young fast bowlers in the region. Travis Muller impressing hugely for WP & Brendan Young at 6ft4 has quite a bit of gas and is raw. Lizaad Williams of Boland who played in the u19 WC is a decent limited overs strike bowler & impressive Jan Frylinck is out of school this year. Looks promising as with Kleinveldt getting a first call-up and Vernon & Dale away much of the time it only leaves 22 year-old Beuran Hendricks and the two old pro's.
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    For the players out of school from last u19 batch : De Kock & Subrayen already in their franchise teams. Also good to see Muller, Nqweni, Savage & Williams doing well for their amateur sides already first year out of school. Bowes & Cloete got good scores last week for their teams. Hopefully Theunis De Bruyn will be picked for the Northerns amateur side as well. Ngoepe of Easterns who is a Titans rookie starts Easterns as well.

    Obviously the star 18 year olds have matric finals still in Pillay (who was Batsmen of Michaelmas Week), Rosier, Bedingham, Muthusamy, Moore, Frylinck, Kirsten & Dupavillon. Some of which have played for the amateur side already.

    17 year-old batting machine, Jurie Snyman will debut for the Easterns Amateur team this Sunday in the 1-day game vs Namibia. Been far too good for the men's club leg last season when 16/17 and started of this school season with 3 hundreds of which two were 150 +

    Some good footage here of some of the players from the recent Cape Schools Cricket Week or Michalemas Week (The two most famous school cricket weeks in SAF).

    David Bedingham

    David Bedingham 106 v Selborne College - YouTube

    Affies v Maritzburg College (Speak to the captains of the two teams Gareth Orr & Leus Du Plooy who people rate as the next star out of Affies) But on about 3 minutes 25 secs Orr speaks about star bowler Daryn Dupavillon and you see he his run up and delivery stride which is so rythmical.

    Michaelmas Cricket Week - Maritzburg College v Affies Highlights - YouTube

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    About time my old alma mater produces another Protea as well. Hopefully he will be it. The last one Rondeboch Boys produced is a bloody English test player !

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    Day two abandoned in PMB. Might as well call the game-off haha. Two abandoned games for Knights and the rain is following the Dolphins around for two seasons now.

    In Paarl the Warriors are 210/5 after Cobras were bowled out for 262. Warriors batting slowly as don't want to ahve to chase too much batting last on a slow-lowy.

    Gray top scored for the Cobras with 67. Parnell & Birch with 2 wickests each and JJ Smuts rapped things up with 3 wickets. Like the fact that the Warriors made the brave decision to back young Kelly Smuts and leaving out 35 year old Arno Jacobs. Kelly going well with the bat and is a decent seam-bowler so a young all-rounder with potential. Ingram out for 80.

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    As I talk Kelly out for 32 : Caught and bowled Philander


    And Parnell out bowled first ball.

    Vernon on a hattrick

    EDIT: Good length ball to Harmer that he leaves. So no hattrick.
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    Kleinveldt in on the action now with 2 quick wickets. Warriors 219/9 now.

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    Damn, Boland and Border tied. What an epic finish that must've been
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    Quote Originally Posted by NasserFan207 View Post
    Damn, Boland and Border tied. What an epic finish that must've been
    Yeah, what's the chances !

    Got to hurt when the batsman in on 96 gets out last as well.

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    Another cracking advert for 4-day Sunfoil Series cricket bewtween the Cobras and Warriors with the Cobras pulling through by 18 runs with no scores over 300. The 2nd game that has seen 4 innings in the 200's this season.

    Just such a pity that two 4-day games have been abandoned by rain this season.

    Also highlight of the amateur Provincial was 17 year-old wonder Jurie Snyman scoring 76* off 44 balls on his debut for Easterns v Namibia. Even more pedigree than Quinton De Kock.

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    SUNFOIL SERIES LOG

    Pos Team ..........................................P..W..L. .D..NR..PTS
    1 Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras ....3 2 0 0 1 40.78
    2 Chevrolet Warriors....................3 1 1 1 0 29.92
    3 Sunfoil Dolphins.......................3 0 1 1 1 20.18
    4 Chevrolet Knights.....................3 0 0 1 2 19.68
    5 bizhub Highveld Lions...............2 1 1 0 0 19.50
    6 Nashua Titans..........................2 0 1 1 0 13.32


    Good start by the Cobras. Warriors starting off well in a competition they have struggled in for a while. Knights and Dolphins have been hurt by weather. Lions and Titans should be at the top end with the Cobras by the season's end most probably.

    Just one fixture this week: Dolphins v Cobras in Pietermaritzburg. Hopefully no rain.
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    PAUL ADAMS and the COBRAS beliefs on the 4-day series this season and how it worked last weekend for them.

    Adams prepared to lose in order to win

    For over a century of first-class and test cricket it was the primary duty of captains to avoid defeat before contemplating the chance of victory.

    However, in the last few years, captains have been prepared to lose a match in order to win it. The Cobras’ thrilling victory over the Warriors last weekend was a wonderful example of this.

    Paul Adams’ men find themselves at the summit of the Sunfoil Series log after winning two of their first three matches.

    The most recent of those results was a thrilling 18-run victory over the Chevrolet Warriors in Paarl. Adams had no hesitation in confirming that it was his team’s policy before the season to “go for the win” whenever they could and to “keep opposition sides interested”.

    “It’s important to always believe you can win the match,” Adams told supersport.com.

    The Warriors held a slender advantage of just four runs after the first two innings – 266 all out to the Cobras' 262.

    Alistair Gray’s knock of 125, accompanied by Stiaan van Zyl’s 75, helped the Cobras to 282 for five at the close of play on the third day.

    Adams said that a few of the Cobras players believed they had enough runs to declare overnight but he and Cobras captain, Justin Ontong, thought a target of 300 was more realistic.

    “We thought about the overall match run-rate and also wanted a second new ball if we needed it late on day four,” Adams said.

    Ontong and Adams decided not to declare overnight and added an extra 15 runs on the final morning before declaring at 297 for eight, setting the Warriors 294 for victory in 90 overs.

    Adams admits to be worried by the Warriors' flying start: “They were cruising, but we knew if we bowled in good areas and got their key batsman out, we would win the match”.

    The Cobras coach admits to being “stressed” at tea with the opposition apparently in complete control at 205 for three needing just 89 further runs with seven wickets in hand.

    “We decided just to swing the bowlers around after tea and it seemed to do the trick”. The Cobras went on to bowl them out for 275.

    Would the novice coach be so bold again? “Yes, it’s important to win matches early on in the four-day season so you’re not playing catch-up later on.

    "The risk makes it all worth it – you just have to have the players to do it, which we do. We have our strategy in place and sometimes games fall into our laps, other times we have to work hard for it.”

    The future of four-day cricket looks bright for South African cricket if Adams’ theory of being prepared to lose a match in order to stand a chance to win continues, and it seems it will.

    “The young players in the side can learn from experiences like this (Warriors match) and it can help turn them into real thinking cricketers.”

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