Entries by David Brooke

Mgijima, Williams return for Knights clash

Pitch the ball up, test batsmen’s defences and produce big partnerships – that is at the core of the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras’ renaissance this season, says Dane Piedt, the skipper, about the 4 Day Franchise Series match against the VKB Knights at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein from Friday 4th January. “The Knights […]

Malan brothers setting the tone up front

The Malan brothers collect runs and accolades like Chad le Clos swimming championship medals. Pieter Malan has struck 625 runs in the 4 Day Franchise series at an average of 56.81. He is the leading domestic run-scorer in the series, while Janneman, who has assembled 562 runs at an average of 51.09, is the third […]

Piedt’s marathon effort seals dramatic win

A career-best eight wickets in a marathon effort of 50.4 overs by Dane Piedt ground the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras to an epic 37-run victory over the Warriors deep into the final day of their 4-Day Domestic Series clash in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. The spinner finished with eight for 130, which included 16 maidens, […]

Cobras wrestle back control

Half-centuries by Pieter and Janneman Malan followed a fighting bowling display by the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras as they hit back on the second day of their 4-Day Domestic Series encounter against the Warriors in Port Elizabeth on Thursday. Having begun day two behind in the game, they hit back well through three wickets each […]

Warriors fight back after strong Cobras start

Sisanda Magala starred with the ball and Eddie Moore with the bat as the Warriors held the advantage after the opening day of their 4-Day Domestic Series encounter against log leaders the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday. Batting first, the visitors slipped from 124 for none to 266 all out, […]

Amla included as Cobras resume 4Day competition

Proteas batsman Hashim Amla has been included in the 13-man squad for the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras as the 4Day Domestic Series resumes. The Cobras head to Port Elizabeth to take on the Warriors starting on Wednesday. In another team change, Simon Khomari replaces Aviwe Mgijima in the squad. “Simon scored three scores of […]

Cobras Players Watch in Mzansi Super League

Janneman Malan, opening batsman of the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras, and Quinton de Kock performed admirably as an opening pair during the Mzansi Super League and played a mammoth role in propelling the Blitz to the final at PPC Newlands on Sunday 16th December. They produced a stunning 105-run opening stand against the Paarl […]

Hamza heaps praise on Cobras coaches Prince, Davids

Participating in the USSA week in December and striking two half-centuries bolstered Zubayr Hamza’s confidence and he is still on course to become the 100th Protea to be selected since South Africa’s reintroduction into the international fold in 1991/92. Hamza, 23-year-old number-three batsman of the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras, was selected in a 13-man […]

Hamza: I was speechless

“It is a brilliant selection. Zubayr Hamza made a statement with the bat last season and also grabbed the opportunity on his (first) away South Africa A tour to India,” said Dane Piedt, captain of the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras, about Hamza’s inclusion in the South African squad of thirteen for the test series […]