Tabraiz Shamsi earns Dolphins lead as Kleinveldt halts Cobras

Left-arm spinner Tabraiz Shamsi claimed a five-wicket bag in his first Sunfoil Series game of the season as the Dolphins earned a 99-run lead in the first innings on day two their game against the Warriors at Buffalo Park.

Shamsi grabbed the big wicket of Ashwell Prince, and then ran through the lower order to dismiss the Warriors for 240 in response to the Dolphins’ total of 339.

The Dolphins lost Imraan Khan at the start of their second innings, but went to stumps on 34 for one, giving them a healthy overall lead of 133 at the midway point in the game.

Although the Dolphins were indebted to regulars Robbie Frylinck and Keshav Maharaj for the first two wickets of the day, new talents Shamsi and Daryn Dupavillon took it from there as they claimed eight wickets between them. While Dupavillon bowled Colin Ackermann and had Simon Harmer caught behind, Shamsi dismissed Prince for 36 and wicketkeeper-batsman Athenkosi Dyili for 33 before rattling through the tail.

Colin Ingram was the only Warriors batsman to provide resistance as he batted almost four hours for an unbeaten 54.

Shamsi finished with figures of 5 for 68, while Dupavillon had 3 for 43 after bowling Basheeru-Deen Walters to bring the innings to a close. Khan fell in the fourth over of the Dolphins’ second innings, but Divan van Wyk went to stumps on 25 not out and had Khaya Zondo for company.


Rory Kleinveldt returned to Sunfoil Series action with a bang as he prised out two key wickets to put the Cape Cobras in charge of their clash with The Titans on day two at Boland Park.

Kleinveldt dismissed Heino Kuhn and Henry Davids to record figures of 2 for 30 as the Titans went to stumps on 183 for four in response to the Cobras’ first-innings total of 429 all out.

The first part of the day belonged to Shaun von Berg, who dismissed Dane Vilas for 77 in the 11th over of the day to open up the tail, and then took two further wickets to finish with 4 for 102.

That ensured that the Cobras’ total was not allowed to become unmanageable after they had resumed on 345 for five, and gave the Titans a share of the day’s honours even if they remain behind in the game.

Kleinveldt condemned the Titans to a poor start when he bowled Kuhn with the fifth ball of the reply, before Justin Kemp bowled Francois le Clus to leave the visitors on 21 for two. However, Davids rebuilt the innings with a patient 41 before he was trapped lbw by Kleinveldt, and then the Titans continued the recovery with a 76-run stand between Graeme van Buuren and Qaasim Adams.

Although Adams was trapped lbw by Dane Piedt with stumps in sight, Van Buuren survived to end the day unbeaten on 83.



James Buttler

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