DEAN ELGAR converted his big hundred into a double and shared an entertaining stand with Graeme van Buuren, before the rain arrived to cut short the final day and confirm The Unlimited Titans’ stalemate against the Nashua Cape Cobras at Sahara Willowmoore Park.
Just eight more overs were possible thereafter before heavy rain stopped play with the Titans on 421 for three - still trailing the Cobras’ first innings total by 63 runs.
The players were unable to return to the field before mid-afternoon, when it was confirmed that the match had been drawn.
The result was a disappointment for both sides, with the Titans’ hopes of finishing second now looking unlikely and the Cobras still stuck in the race for the wooden spoon.
The draw always looked to be the likeliest outcome, but there was some entertainment to be had on the final day.
Theunis de Bruyn added just four runs to his overnight total of 56 before he was dismissed by Beuran Hendricks, and after taking two overs to resettle, Elgar and Van Buuren launched spectacularly as they added 86 runs in 10 overs.
Elgar’s departure slowed things down again, but Van Buuren was able to end unbeaten on 56 from just 67 deliveries.
Michael Owen Smith