WP fall to heavy defeat against Titans

The Momentum Multiply Titans opened their account in the wins column with a comprehensive defeat of the Six Gun Grill Western Province by an innings and 139 runs in the third round of the Cricket South Africa (CSA) 4-Day Domestic Series Division One in Cape Town on Sunday.

With five second inning wickets required to win the match at the start of the day’s play, Titans all-rounder Neil Brand helped seal the victory with three morning session scalps to restrict Western Province’s follow-on to 313 all out, still 139 runs short of the away side’s considerable first innings score of 647 / 7.

Having been forced to follow-on after being dismissed for 195 in response to the Titans’ daunting score, Six Gun Grill Western Province fared better in their second innings to reach the end of day three on 260 / 5 but still 192 runs behind.

On the final day, Brand (3 – 71) and in-form spinner, Simon Harmer (3 – 149) snuffed out any chances of a comeback from Province, as the pair combined for four lower-order wickets to wrap up the positive result away from home, despite a fighting 42 off 25 balls (1 four, 6 sixes) from Basheer Walters.


Momentum Multiply Titans beat Six Gun Grill Western Province by an innings and 139 runs

Six Gun Grill Western Province: 195 & 313 / 10 (f/o) after 85.4 overs; D. Smith 83 (157), K. Verreynne 50 (91); N. Brand 3 – 71, S. Harmer 3 – 149

Momentum Multiply Titans: 647 / 7