The Cobras scored 545 in their first innings to secure a 257-run first-innings lead. Michael Price, David White and Colin Ackermann blunted a valiant and probing attack in the second innings.
Ontong said the Cobras attack was very good, but the wicket was too dead, which allowed the Warriors to enforce a draw.
The skipper was quick to salute the Warriors on their fighting spirit.
“We bowled very well and did not gift them any runs. They had to work extremely hard to get it,” he said.
“Rory Kleinveldt has been excellent for us, although the statistics don’t reveal everything.
“Dane has been a go-to-man for me this season. He has taken 35 wickets, and if he can finish with 45 scalps, it would be a just reward for his season.”
The captain said the left-arm spinner Robin Peterson produced a first-class bowling performance at Newlands during the weekend but the ball hardly turned in conditions conducive to batting.
Ontong admitted he was not happy with his own batting performances this season.
He said his belligerent 82 off 107 balls was ok, but he wanted to score a century. He attempted to take some pressure off Omphile Ramela during their 162-run partnership for the fourth wicket.
Ontong was full of praise for a superb batting performance by Ramela, who scored his maiden Sunfoil Series ton in 403 minutes off 311 balls.
“He fulfilled the anchor role for us. He grafted endlessly in the nets for this century. Hopefully this knock can be career-defining for Omphile,” he added.
Ontong struck 927 runs in the 2013/2014-season, but due to South Africa A-duties and T20-Internationals, have only featured in four matches in the 2014/2015-season. He has managed 284 Sunfoil Series runs with a highest score of 94.
“Hopefully my big score is just around the corner.
“We need to finish the season strongly. We don’t want to feature at the bottom of the log as defending champions,” he added.