Jon-Jon leads Warriors to win

2011-11-05 00:00

THE Chevrolet Warriors, bolstered by a superb all-round performance from Jon-Jon Smuts, completed a comfortable 31-run win against the Chevrolet Knights in the 1-Day Cup match at Buffalo Park in East London yesterday.

Smuts scored a superb 98 off 138 balls, including seven fours and a six, to power the Warriors to 265 for seven. As off-spinner he finished with three for 48 in nine overs to restrict the Knights to 234 for nine.

However, a defiant Werner Coetsee scored an undefeated 66 off 97 balls and smashed three fours in the 50th over, bowled by Smuts, to spoil Smuts’s figures somewhat.

Justin Kreusch, who managed 42 off 55 balls, with a four and a six, added 85 runs for the fourth wicket with Smuts.

After their departure, Craig Thyssen propelled the Warriors to 265 thanks to a quick-fire 50-run partnership in five overs with Johan Botha.

SCORES IN BRIEF

Warriors: 265 for 7 (J. Smuts 98, J. Kreusch 42; D. du Preez 3-40, M. Erlank 2-38)

Knights: 234 for 9 (W. Coetsee 66 not out, C. Pietersen 41; L. Tsotsobe 2-53, J. Botha 2-32, J. Smuts 3-48.

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