Jordan Hermann of the Warriors. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)
A wrap of the CSA 4-Day Series Division 1 matches taking place between 12 and 15 March:
Boland Rocks v Knights, Paarl – LIVE SCORECARD
The Rocks continued to struggle to find any momentum in their batting as they required a lower order revival to keep them afloat.
Michael Copeland again showed his pedigree as a national Under-19 player last year in crafting a fine 55 and was well supported by veteran Shaun von Berg, who made a valuable 35.
Visiting skipper Aubrey Swanepoel’s off-spinners proved effective as he grabbed 5/67 as the Rocks were restricted to 212 in their first innings.
Matthew Kleinveldt finished the day unbeaten on a fluent 50, but two late strikes by tweakers Von Berg and Imraan Manack left the Knights on a wobbly 99/3.
Western Province v Warriors, Cape Town – LIVE SCORECARD
Knocking on the Proteas door?
That’s the question on many lips after 21-year-old Jordan Hermann made sparkling 81 in driving the Warriors towards a strong position at Newlands, finishing on 351/9.
It’s the left-hander’s fourth fifty of the campaign along with a 187 and now boasts 589 runs at an average of 65.
Incidentally, this season’s leading run-scorer, Matthew Breetzke, nudged his way to 52 as he seeks to end the season with over 700 first-class runs.
The mercurial Diego Rosier chipped in with 59.
Dane Paterson was typically miserly in grabbing 3/52, while George Linde’s spin delivered figures of 3/92.
Lions v Dolphins, Potchefstroom – LIVE SCORECARD
Rain meant a truncated opening day at the JB Marks Oval, where the Lions and Dolphins are playing due to the Wanderers being out of commission due to the Proteas and Windies’ 2nd Test.
SJ Erwee led a solid start for the log-leading Durbanites as his unbeaten 75 guided his team to 181/2.
Keegan Petersen made the 90km drive from Johannesburg to join his provincial teammates in time and he scored a compact 58 batting at No 3
Titans v North West, Centurion – LIVE SCORECARD
Aya Gqamane led a penetrative and varied Titans bowling performance as he took 3/40 in bowling the Dragons out for a meagre 148.
There was also a good spell from forgotten former Baby Protea seamer Merrick Brett, who grabbed 2/20.
JP King was North West’s top scorer with 38, while Duan Jansen made 37.
The Titans lost an early wicket on a bowler-friendly day in finishing 18/1.