Over the weekend I went to watch some South African domestic T20 cricket at Buffalo Park in East London. The Chevrolet Warriors played the Sunfoil Dolphins in the RAM Slam T20 Challenge.
It was a great game, especially for the home fans as it was a trouncing victory.
The game featured quite a few Proteas, past and present; such as Ashwell Prince, Colin Ingram, Rusty Theron and Wayne Parnell for the Warriors and Vaughn van Jaarsveld for the Dolphins. The Dolphins’ line-up also included England international Ravi Bopara.
The Dolphins batted first and scored 136/4 in their 20 overs with Bopara (42) and van Jaarsveld (58) getting the bulk of the runs. Andrew Birch, Simon Harmer and, former Hudson Park High pupil, Ayabulela Gqamane took the wickets.
The Warriors chased down the target inside of 18 overs and only lost one wicket with Ashwell Prince scoring a good 70 not out.
The crowd atmosphere was jovial, the production all went well; no power cuts or technological glitches with side-screens or scoreboards, and all-in-all it was a great, successful evening.
I was able to take quite a few photos and videos. Below are a few highlights from the night in this video clip:
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