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Cobras vs Warriors clash ends in damp draw


Despite having the Warriors on the ropes on the final day of their 4-Day match at Newlands, the Cobras had to settle for a draw thanks to the weather.

FILE – General view as the ground staff start to remove the covers during day 1 of the CSA 4-Day match between the Cape Cobras and the Warriors at Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town. Picture: Shaun Roy, BackpagePix

CAPE TOWN – Rain played spoilsport for the Six Gun Grill Cape Cobras and ruined their hopes of pushing for victory on the final day of their 4-Day Domestic Series encounter against the Warriors in Cape Town on Wednesday.

Not a single ball was bowled at Six Gun Grill Newlands where bad light had ended play early on day three and only 52 overs were possible on the first day on Sunday.

Despite the lost time, the hosts were pressing hard for that elusive first win of the campaign after amassing 513/6 declared in their sole innings and having the visitors on the ropes at 259/9 in reply.

But after waiting until midday on day four, umpires Arno Jacobs and Thomas Mokorosi decided that the wet weather was not going to abate, prompting captains Tony de Zorzi and Yaseen Vallie to shake hands.

The result left the Eastern Cape franchise second in their pool with 72.68 points, with the Cobras third on 62.36. The Momentum Multiply Titans (86.84) remain on top with a single round of the regular season remaining.

The teams that end top of the two groups will meet in a five-day final from March 25-29.

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