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CAPE TOWN. – “The home support and the fact that we have JP Duminy back in our squad are crucial factors if we are to claim a semi-final play-off spot,” said Paul Adams, head coach of the Buildnat Cape Cobras.

“It is a big week for us and we need to achieve a hat-trick of wins. So our fans will be important,” Adams added.

The Buildnat Cape Cobras will meet the VKB Knights at PPC Newlands on Wednesday 7th December (starting at 18:00) and the bizhub Highveld Lions at Boland Park on Sunday 11th December starting at 14:30.

In between, the Cape team will travel to Port Elizabeth for a clash against the team second on the log, the Warriors. The match on Friday at St. George’s Park commences at 18:00.

“As a team we have been in a good space for a while now and we have played good, exciting cricket. Unfortunately, because of the rain, we might have been denied two wins.

“Crucially, in our seven-wicket win against the Hollywoodbets Dolphins on Sunday where we were required to break a record in order to eclipse their 178 for five, we performed superbly against the spinners in the middle period.“That is where Richard (Levi) and Dane (Vilas) kept on reaching the boundary ropes against them.

“One of the things we have been talking about during the whole CSA T20 Challenge campaign, is not to allow too many dot balls but to rotate the strike continuously. That is something we did very well in Durban,” he said.

Adams stated that the bowlers, although they were on the receiving end from a good 79 by Kevin Pietersen, displayed good energy throughout their 20 overs and expects that they can still improve significantly during the next week.

Duminy is arguably one of the greatest T20 specialists in the world, and might be required to bat at number three for the Cobras. It is not completely unfamiliar territory for the Proteas-batsman, who opened the innings in the limited formats on many occasions for the Cape champions.

Adams said the Cobras are in rampant mood and the good crowd support at PPC Newlands on Wednesday and on Sunday at Boland Park might just get them over the line.

Buildnat Cape Cobras Brand and Sponsorship Manager David Brooke echoed Adams’ call for crowd support.

“It’s the time of year when schools are breaking up, offices are winding down and people are in a festive spirit, with Cape Town being at the centre of sporting activity over the next week, so there’s no better way to kick things off than coming to PPC Newlands and enjoying some cricket and showing support for the team.”

Date: Wednesday, 7 December 2016
Venue: PPC Newlands, Cape Town
Time: 6pm (Gates open at 4:30pm)

Ticket price: Adults: R60 (seat) & R50 (grass); children: R30 (seat) & R25 (grass); pensioners R30 (seat) & R25 (grass)

Tickets can be purchased through the following channels:

Date: Sunday, 11 December 2016
Venue: Boland Park, Paarl
Time: 2h30pm (Gates open at 1:00pm)

Ticket price: Grass embankment R 20; Nederburg Stand R30; Grand Stand: R40

Tickets can be purchased through the following channels:

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