One-Day Cup: Dolphins and Knights progress after washout

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The final Pool A One-Day Cup fixture between the Knights and the Dolphins was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to a wet outfield at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom on Saturday.

Final Pool A match washed out

Following overnight rain and a morning shower, umpires Abdoellah Steenkamp and Arno Jacobs ruled that there was no prospect of play an hour before the match was due to start. The result means only two matches were possible in Pool A.

The Dolphins (13 points) finish top of the pool and the Knights (6 points) second, with both teams advancing to the semi-finals. Sitting bottom of the log, the Titans (5 points) have missed out on a place in the knock-out stages of the 50-over competition.

One-Day Cup forges ahead

The One-Day Cup has been shortened and moved to the BSE in Potchefstroom due to the pandemic. The Dolphins were awarded the One-Day Cup crown in 2020 thanks to the first lockdown resulting in the cancellation of the tournament.

This term’s domestic season has been ravaged by the ongoing health crisis with the Mzansi Super League cancelled and 4-day competition hit by postponements.

The KwaZulu-Natal outfit and Central Franchise await their semi-final opponents, with Pool B fixtures scheduled to take place from 22-30 January at the same venue in a bio-secure environment (BSE). The Lions, Cobras and Warriors arrive in the North-West town on 18 January.

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