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Cricket | Momentum One Day Cup

Sarel Cilliers © Gallo Images

Frustrated Knights look for atonement



The Chevrolet Knights have endured a frustrating start to the season. They may find themselves in third position on the Sunfoil Series points table, which most would consider a decent start, but that does not tell the full story.

Only one of their opening four matches has been completed, and that was their match against The Titans which resulted in a draw. The other three matches, against the Cobras, Sunfoil Dolphins and the Chevrolet Warriors, were all abandoned due to poor weather.

Coach Sarel Cilliers’s side now turn their attention to the one-day format and the newly launched Momentum Cup. “Everyone is looking forward to it very much – it’s a chance to get rid of some of the frustration,” Cilliers told supersport.com. Last season saw them reach the semifinals, where they were defeated by four wickets at the hands of the Chevrolet Warriors.

“We are a franchise that prides itself on doing well, we reached the semifinals last year and won this tournament (previously known as MTN championship) in the 2010/2011 season. We’ll be looking to win it again this year,” Cilliers said.

“The Sunfoil Series has been frustrating, but the lack of matches won’t affect us. We’re currently on a three-day training camp which includes practice matches, so everyone is focused and ready,” said Cilliers. “We have a great mix of players, none of them are unknown youngsters, that’s what’s great. Players like Reeza Hendricks and Rilee Rossouw are both young, but have a few seasons under their belts.”

As far as ‘match-winners’ are concerned, the coach said there was no shortage within his squad: “We don’t just have three or four, I feel all 11 players can win us a match on any given day. Ryan McLaren, Johan van der Wath and Dillon du Preez all provide experience and teach the younger players, but everyone in the side holds their own. It doesn’t matter to me who decides to put their hand up on the day, if it’s one or two players, that’s fine, if it’s four of five, that’s great.”

The Bloemfontein based side start their campaign at the De Beers Diamond Oval on November 4 against the same side that knocked them out last year.

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