Bavuma and Potgieter hit the ground running

Fri, 16th October 2020
Imperial Lions captain Temba Bavuma

Imperial Lions captain Temba Bavuma

Johannesburg – Imperial Lions captain Temba Bavuma scored a century (103), while Delano Potgieter had the best bowling figures of 4-57 at close of Day 1 of a 2-day internal practice match at the Imperial Wanderers Stadium on Thursday.


Dwaine Pretorius and Aaron Phangiso were other notable performers with the bat as they scored quick fire 86 (49) and 55 (74) runs respectively while Phangiso blasted four 6’s and Pretorius scoring fifteen 4’s


Imperial Lions head coach Wandile Gwavu emphasised that while the results looked good for some of the players on the field the focus was for players to get some game time under match conditions.


“It is important for bowlers to get some game time on the legs and for batters to spend time in the middle. We spoke a lot about the Imperial Lions blue-print we want to instill. It is time to implement it” Gwavu added.


The Highveld franchise will continue to prepare for their season opener scheduled for Monday, 2nd of November against the Hollywoodbets Dolphins with a scheduled four-day practice match at Potchefstroom.


Two Day Internal Match Day 1 result, 429/9 after 88.3 overs played.


Lions 1 (Bat First):


Rickelton (47), R Hendricks (21), Rapulana (14), Bavuma (103), Mulder (41), Pretorius (86), Magala (0), Phangiso (55) , Bokako (31*) , Tlhokwe (12) , Yeki –


Lions 2 (Bowling first):


Richards , D Hendricks, vd Dussen ( 0 – 10 – 1) , Marshall, vd Bergh, Potgieter ( 4 – 57 – 13) , Pongolo ( 1 – 44 – 11,3*) , Fortuin ( 0 – 96 – 17) , Siboto ( 1 – 53 – 13), B Hendricks (1- 60 -11) , Karvelas ( 1 – 51 – 12)