THE bizhub Highveld Lions made up for their opening day defeat when they thrashed the Warriors with almost half their overs to spare on the second day of the CSA Franchise Cubs Week at Stellenbosch on Friday.
They produced the best bowling performance of the day with Curtis Campher taking 7/26 in 7.4 overs as well as the joint highest runs scorer in the consistent Joshua Richards who made an unbeaten 83. His opening partnership of 154 with Bryce Parsons settled the match after the Warriors had been dismissed for 164.
The VKB Knights and the Hollywoodbets Dolphins both scored their second wins of the week at the expense of the Multiply Titans and the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras respectively.
Calvin Flanagan also scored an unbeaten 83 for the Knights while Sean Gilson had an outstanding all-round day for the Dolphins, taking 5/7 in 7.2 overs and then making 33 before being run out.
Other good batting performances came from the 16-year-old Jonathan Bird (75 for the Cobras), Francois van Heerden (66 for the Titans), Parsons (65 for the Lions) and Sinethemba Qeshile (61 for the Warriors).
Hollywoodbets Dolphins beat World Sports Betting Cape Cobras by 7 wickets: WSB Cape Cobras 165 (Jonathan Bird 75, 83 balls, 7 fours, 2 sixes); Sean Gilson 5/7 in 7.2; Hollywoodbets Dolphins 166/3 (Thamsanqa Khumalo 43 retired hurt, 88 balls, 6 fours0; Sean Gilson 33, 55 balls, 5 fours)
Bizhub Highveld Lions beat Warriors by 9 wickets: Warriors 164 (Sinethemba Qeshile 61, 100 balls, 4 fours, 1 six); Curtis Campher 7/26 in 7.4; bizhub Highveld Lions 165/1 in 25.5 overs (Joshua Richards 83 not out, 80 balls, 8 fours, 3 sixes; Bryce Parsons 65, 68 balls, 8 fours, 2 sixes; first wicket partnership of 154).
VKB Knights beat Multiply Titans by 1 wicket: Multiply Titans 191/7 (Francois van Heerden 66, 76 balls, 10 fours, 1 six; Musawenkosi Twala 43 not out, 52 balls, 6 fours); VKB Knights (Divilio Ridgard 55, 98 balls, 6 fours; Calvin Flanegan 83 not out, 78 balls, 13 fours; Sibusiso Maseku 3/30; Gideon Peters 3/48)