Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Diamond Eagles fly high

By Tina George
28 January 2008

This weekend the Gestetner Diamond Eagles recovered their standing as SA’s four day champion franchise when none of their contenders seized to bag a clean victory in the final round of the Super sport series.

“They finished the first class season well clear of their opponents as they were the only franchise to win five out ten matches outright,” says Cricket South Africa spokesperson, Michael Owen Smith.

The leading challengers were Chevrolet Warriors 2nd, Nashua Cobras 3rd and Nashua Dolphins 4th. All managed three straight victories while the Nashua Dolphins at fifth place only won once and the bizhub Highveld Lions stayed in last place.

“Dillon du Preez took over as lead individual wicket-taker beating Cape Cobra’s Monde Zondeki by one in his total of 54,” says Owen-Smith.

Other lead wicket-takers were Johan Louw of the Nashua Dolphins at 41 and Lonwabo Tsotsobe of the Warriors at 39.


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