Paterson scored 42 off 36 balls, including six fours and two sixes.
He featured in a 68-run partnership with Justin Kemp for the final wicket against the Warriors in their Sunfoil Series-match in Port Elizabeth. Paterson was caught in the gully by Ryan Bailey off Jon-Jon Smuts as the Cobras finished 16 runs short of what would have been a sensational last-day chase.
“I spent a couple of balls with SA in the nets and he gave me some guidelines on my batting, including what to attack and what not. It was 18 to 30 balls, but it did help me,” said Paterson.
The fast bowler also enjoyed his performance with the new ball.
He took two for 32 in the first innings and swung the ball in conditions conducive to bowling. “The wind which assisted the bowlers, helped Lizaad (Williams) and I, but in the second innings on a flatter track it was hard work.
“I do enjoy the tough conditions, because it tests my skills. I was forced to bowl wicket to wicket,” he said.
Paterson captured four for 79 in the second innings.
The hard-working fast bowler captured took five for 101 in 28 overs in his previous Sunfoil Series match in Port Elizabeth.
“During my innings, I hit the ball straight well, and also scored well in the extra cover area,” said Paterson.
He also posted his highest score yet for the Nashua Cape Cobras.