Grant Morgan. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
Grant Morgan. Picture: GALLO IMAGES

Dolphins coach Grant Morgan says there is no use complaining about the weather after their last two Ram Slam T20 matches scheduled to be played in Durban were washed out.

The Dolphins are scheduled to play their fifth match of the campaign on Friday when they host the Cape Cobras at Kingsmead Stadium‚ but they have only completed two because of the elements, home and away.

Their home matches against the Knights and Warriors did not produce results and it was the same story when they visited table toppers Titans at Willowmoore Park in Benoni last Friday‚ a game that was abandoned without a ball bowled.

"I think we have reached a point where we have made peace with that‚" he said.

"It hasn’t affected us and instead we look at it from the opposite side, which is that we are fresher than the other sides and that will hopefully give us the advantage."

Minimal rain has been forecast for Durban on Friday but anything is possible in KwaZulu-Natal as weather patterns are often unpredictable.

As a result of the rain disruptions‚ Dolphins have amassed 10 points‚ which places them two points behind the second-placed Cobras and 13 points away from leaders the Titans.

"We haven’t really spoken about how many games we need to win to book a semifinal spot‚" he said.

"We like to take it one game at a time and for now that focus is on this Cobras game.

The Cobras arrive in Durban on the back of a win over the Warriors in Paarl on Wednesday, which has moved them from last to second position and given them a strong chance to reach the play-offs.

"It was great to have our people behind us in the last three matches and it was even better to deliver for them‚" Cobras coach Ashwell Prince said.

"Not only did we get three wins in a row‚ but we were tes-ted in many areas‚ especially our character‚ and came through in a lot of them.

"That was very encouraging.

"There are no easy teams to play against in this competition.

"Every game is important and this one will be no different," he said.

"But we will be confident on the back of those last three results and hopefully we can win a game in Durban to try and build on that."


Ram Slam T20 Challenge fixtures

Friday (all 6pm): Dolphins vs Cape Cobras (Kingsmead); Knights vs Highveld Lions (Mangaung Oval);  Titans vs Warriors (Benoni)

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