We didn’t play good cricket throughout the competition : Boucher

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Multiply Titans coach Mark Boucher acknowledges that his team may not have portrayed “good cricket” throughout the Sunfoil Series season.

The Centurion-based franchise won the first-class title for the second time in three seasons when they ousted the VKB Knights in the decisive final round this past weekend.

They went into the final round of games in fourth place and as one of the teams with the slimmest of chances of claiming the prized crown, but in the end finished with their fifth outright title of the franchise era.

“We didn’t play good cricket throughout the competition, at times we played really well, but there were times we scrapped it out for a hard draw to get a few points that kept us ticking along in the competition,” Boucher said. “I mean it’s 40 days of cricket plus-minus and you’re not going to rock up every day for 40 days.

“There’s going to be days when you go out there, not be at your best but fight for a few points here and there and that’s exactly what we did towards the back end of the competition,That ultimately was what kept us in the mix and gave us a chance to win it,”he added.

Rain severely hit the last weekend of games, which denied the Warriors, who lead the standings heading into round 10, a real chance of a result against the Hollywoodbets Dolphins in Durban.

Their match lasted less than two days and finished in a tame draw, while the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras, second ahead of the last round, lost to the bizhub Highveld Lions as they went in search of a result in what was effectively a three-day affair in Potchefstroom.

Boucher, whose side also won the RAM SLAM T20 Challenge title this season, believes a loss to the Warriors at the start of the month was what spurred them on to win the Sunfoil Series.