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Bold Dolphins take it close in East London:

Bold Dolphins take it close in East London

East London – Following a significant delay on the final day of their CSA 4-Day Franchise Series clash with the Warriors in East London, the Hollywoodbets Dolphins made a strong push for a result but the weather prevented an exciting finish with a draw being the eventual outcome.

Play on the final day only got underway after the lunch break with bad light playing havoc with the day’s action.

The Warriors had one wicket in hand but decided that they would declare without facing a ball on Thursday leaving the Dolphins with 275 runs to get off 52 overs.

SJ Erwee was the first wicket to fall for six with the score on 11. Debutant Michael Erlank scored 10 before he was dismissed with the score on 20.

Marques Ackerman was in a dominant mood and he and captain Khaya Zondo put on 61 runs in just over eight overs before Zondo was caught for 17.

Ackerman went to 50 off just 46 deliveries with Sibz Makhanya at the other end.

The young left-hander continued to dominate the bowling until he reached 77. He was dismissed by Glenton Stuurman with the score on 124.

Ackerman’s 77 came off just 71 deliveries and included 13 fours and a six.

Makhanya continued where Ackerman left off and was scoring freely despite losing Senuran Muthusamy for four.

Makhanya was 41 not out off 42 balls and Grant Roelofsen was 11 not out when the players came from field again due to poor light.

The Dolphins were 104 runs shy with 22 overs left in the day, with five wickets in hand.

Unfortunately for both sides they didn’t get back onto the field and the game ended in a draw.

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Dolphins fight back on day three in East London:

Dolphins fight back on day three in East London

East London – A late afternoon flourish with the ball helped the Hollywoodbets Dolphins remain in their CSA 4-Day Franchise Series clash with the Warriors in East London with the hosts leading by 274 runs going into the final day on Thursday, with just one second innings wicket in hand.

By the time play was called off after a lengthy interruption for bad light at Buffalo Park, the home side was teetering at 163 for nine in their second innings, as the Dolphins continued their spirited fightback.

The Dolphins needed to bat for as long as possible on day three to narrow the deficit that the Warriors had created, and there was a determined effort from the lower order batsmen that took the Dolphins from 269 for seven at the start to 325 all out.

Senuran Muthusamy scored 46 while Prenelan Subrayen made 20 and Keith Dudgeon scores 16.

Going into the third innings of the match the hosts had a lead of 111 runs over the Dolphins with the majority of the third day to bat still.

The innings started well for the Dolphins as they managed to pin the Warriors back with a number of early strikes.

Eathan Bosch accounted for both opening batsmen, while Keith Dudgeon bagged one scalp and Kerwin Mungroo also snared himself a wicket. At a stage the Warriors were 54 for four with a lead of 165.

Subrayen then dismissed Yaseen Vallie with the total on 86. At that stage the lead had grown to 197 with five second innings wickets in the bank for the hosts.

Sinethemba Qeshile and Lesiba Ngoeope put together an allience of 50 before Ngoepe was caught by Marques Ackerman off the bowling of debutant Michael Erlank.

At tea Qeshile and Sisanda Magala pushed the advantage past 250.

After tea the Dolphins struck three times in two overs with Erlank removing Qeshile and then Bosch picking up Magala and Glenton Stuurman in consecutive deliveries.

With the Warriors 163 for nine the players came from the field due to bad light in East London with the home side leading by 274 runs.

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