Entries by David Brooke

Maiden Verreynne ton seals dramatic win in Bloem

  A masterclass maiden century by Kyle Verreynne anchored a superb chase by the World Sports Betting Cobras as they edged out the VKB Knights by three wickets for their first win of the Momentum One-Day Cup season in Bloemfontein on Tuesday night. The young right-hander carved out an unbeaten 114 from 119 balls (12 […]

Cobras squad for VKB Knights clash in Bloem

The World Sports Betting Cape Cobras have worked very hard the past week to perfect the variations and death bowling skills, as they felt their bowling were under cooked in the three-wicket loss against the Warriors in the Momentum One Day Cup opening clash. The mood in the team is upbeat ahead of the 50-over […]

Duminy to miss Knights clash

“Proteas all-rounder JP Duminy’s throwing is not strong enough as a result of his shoulder injury and he won’t be considered for selection for the match against the VKB Knights on Tuesday,” says Shane Jabaar, physiotherapist of the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras. “Duminy’s batting is looking as strong as ever but he feels uncertain […]

Verrynne rues missed chances

If the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras had taken 90% of their chances in the field they would have won the match against the Warriors in the Momentum One-Day Cup with 30 runs to spare, said Kyle Verreynne, batting hero of the hosts, after the 3-wicket loss at Eurolux Boland Park. Verreynne struck 84 off […]

Warriors defeat Cobras in MODC opener

Gihahn Cloete’s century lit up the opening match of the 2018/19 Momentum One-Day Cup after it helped the Warriors secure an upset three-wicket win over the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras at Eurolux Boland Park in Paarl on Friday. There was also an invaluable half-century by rising young teenage star Sinethemba Qeshile after he struck […]

Confident Prince names squad for opener

Dane Piedt will lead the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras in the opening match of the Momentum One Day Cup campaign against the Warriors at Eurolux Boland Park on Friday, in the absence of the injured JP Duminy. Piedt played in a limited number of white-ball cricket games last season, but he is in the […]

Janneman Malan gets Proteas T20 call-up

Standard Bank Proteas wicket-keeper batsman, Quinton de Kock, has been ruled out of the three-match KFC T20 International (T20I) series against Pakistan starting at PPC Newlands on Friday. De Kock sustained a groin injury during the fifth Momentum ODI against Pakistan on Wednesday, and will need a period of treatment and rehabilitation to make a […]

Prince proud of his young stars

A disappointed Ashwell Prince gave a sobering perspective on the heartbreak that the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras experienced by just missing out to the bizhub Highveld Lions in the race for the Four-Day Franchise Series crown. The World Sports Betting Cape Cobras were leading until the final half an hour of the competition before […]

Cobras fall short in title bid

There was heartbreak for the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras after a defiant final-day display by the Hollywoodbets Dolphins batsmen – coupled with the bizhub Highveld Lions winning – led to them missing out on the 4-Day Domestic Series title in Pietermaritzburg on Thursday. The men from Cape Town had to match what happened between the […]

Hamza scores double ton as Cobras target victory

A magical double hundred by Zubayr Hamza lit up the penultimate day of the decisive 4-Day Domestic Series encounter between the Hollywoodbets Dolphins and the table-topping World Sports Betting Cape Cobras in Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday. The young right-hander recorded 201 (342 balls, 20 fours, 1 six) as the visiting side amassed 523 for seven declared, […]