Cloete and Vallie reached the target on a wicket that became considerably easier to bat on as the day wore on.
Justin Ontong, the Cape Cobras captain, was philosophical about the defeat, saying the young attack learned valuable lessons, but were not able to demonstrate any improvement as the scheduled second 50-over match between the two teams were washed out due to rain on Wednesday.
Ontong also announced that the Cobras will probably not field the two injured swing bowlers Wayne Parnell and Beuran Hendricks in the first game of the Momentum One Day Cup competition, scheduled for Saturday 10th October against the bizhub Highveld Lions at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium.
He said it would be too dangerous to risk them for the first few games as they are still on the mend following injuries.
“Stiaan van Zyl, Vernon Philander and Dane Vilas will be available for us for the first half of the competition before leaving (to join the South African test squad in India),” he added.
Apart from Petersen, Simon Khomari, 24-year old batsman of Boland, also showed his class in the first warm-up game against the Warriors with a composed half-century.
The Cobras will be able to field an excellent fast bowling attack for the opening match of the Momentum One Day Cup match as Philander, Dane Paterson, Rory Kleinveldt, Mthokozisi Shezi and Tshepo Moreki will be available.