23 Feb 2020
Written by: Nick Tatham
Erwee ton keeps Dolphins at MODC summit
Pietermaritzburg - A measured 101 not out from Sarel Erween helped guide
the Hollywoodbets Dolphins to a seven wicket win over the Warriors in
their Momentum One Day Cup match at the Pietermaritzburg Oval on Sunday.
Erwee's knock took 128 balls and included fourteen fours and a single six
and his knock helped solidify the Dolphins' spot at the top of the One Day
After being asked to bowl first the Dolphins made a good start when they
picked up the wicket of Warriors captain Eddie Moore in the second over of
the match with the score on six.
From there the Warriors took the momentum as Matthew Breetske and
Sinethemba Qeshile put together an important partnership of 72 for the
second wicket before Breetske was dismissed for 35.
Yaseen Vallie came and went for ten and then Qeshile went to a fifth
List-A half century before he was caught and bowled by Prenelan Subrayen
for a well-played eighty.
Qeshile and Lesiba Ngoepe threatened to take the Warriors to a total over
280 and towards 300, however good bowling from the Dolphins pinned the
They put on 66 for the fourth wicket before Qeshile was dismissed.
Ngoepe fought hard to get the Warriors to a respectable score as he lost
Onke Nyaku, Marco Marais and Sisanda Magala before he was caught by Sibz
Makhanya off the bowling of Rob Frylinck for 53 off 71 balls.
Keshav Maharaj once again showed his good form with the ball when he took
two for 28 in ten overs while Daryn Dupavillon and Okuhle Cele both bagged
two wickets each as the Dolphins restricted the Warriors to 237 for nine.
In reply the Dolphins got off to the best possible start as Sarel Erwee
and Grant Roelofsen put together a measured partnership that yielded 137
runs for the first wicket.
Roelofsen's purple patch continued as he made his third half century of
the competition, to go with one hundred, before he was out LBW to Vallie
for 79 off 77 balls.
Marques Ackerman chipped in with eleven batting at three and at the loss
of his wicket the Dolphins were 150 for two in the 31st over.
The Dolphins lost the wicket of Senuran Muthusamy for nine but that would
be their last wicket as Erwee and Khaya Zondo steered the ship home with
four overs to spare.
Their partnership of 71 prevented any jitters towards the end of the
innings as Erwee popped one over the top for four to win the game and go
to his fourth List-A century.
It was a satisfying result on a number of levels for the left-hander.
"It's great that we have now solidified our spot on the top of the log,"
Erwee said. "To get a hundred is always fantastic but I think it was a
great team effort.
"Hats off to our bowlers because it came on nicely with the new ball but
we managed to pull it back nicely at the end.
"The confidence in the camp is really good at the moment and we want to
carry on this momentum going forward."
The Dolphins now face the Momentum Multiply Titans at Hollywoodbets
Kingsmead Stadium on Thursday 27 February.
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SUMMARY OF SCORE - Hollywoodbets Dolphins v Warriors
Warriors 237/9 (S Qeshile 80 L Ngoepe 53)
Dolphins 238/3 (S Erwee 101* G Roelofsen 79)
Dolphins won by seven wickets
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A fantastic 101 not out from
Sarel Erwee helped the Hollywoodbets Dolphins to a seven wicket win
against the Warriors in their Momentum One Day Cup match at the
Pietermaritzburg Oval on Sunday.
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