Dolphins hold key to Titans’ log fortunes

2013-03-21 00:00

CENTURION — The Titans will have no time to bask in the glory of a seven-run win against high-flying log leaders the Lions as they defend their slender one-point lead in second spot on the Ram Slam T20 Challenge log against the desperate Dolphins at SuperSport Park tomorrow.

If the Titans, 18 points after eight games, blink, they could be leap-frogged by the Chevrolet Warriors who are fourth, with 16 points after seven matches.

The Knights, third on 17 points after eight matches, might outsprint them in the dash to the semi-finals if they can dent the pride of the wounded Cape Cobras.

Matthew Maynard, the Nashua Titans coach, praised the character and vigilance of his team in a closely contested match against the Lions.

Maynard said he was particularly pleased by the top-order contributions.

“We also out-fielded the Lions and the Cobras in our previous two games,” he added.

Maynard said the Dolphins were an extremely dangerous team, as they will have a no-fear approach to the challenge.

“They [Dolphins] still have a chance to qualify, although they will need a few results to go their way. But they will play with fearless intent.”

Daryn Smit, the Dolphins captain, said the visitors knew that if they slipped, they were gone.

“Our first prize would be to win our remaining games, without worrying too much about what other sides do.

“Ultimately, T20 success is based on the ability to score more runs than the opposition.

“That’s where we let ourselves down at the start of this competition,” he added.

“Recently, we hit our straps, got our batting combinations right and have scored enough runs, which we managed to defend.”

Smit said the Titans prided themselves on chasing down size­able scores at SuperSport Park, where it is difficult to defend, but the Dolphins were keen to be an exception.

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