Andrew Birch, Anrich Nortje and Jon-Jon Smuts all starred with the ball as the Warriors produced an outstanding display with the ball to oust the Knights by 14 runs on the Duckworth/Lewis Method at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley on Friday night.
After a below-par batting display, national hopeful Nortje blew away the top-order with 2/36, Smuts (2/22) dealt some key blows to the middle-order and pick-of-the-bowlers Birch (3/28) blew away the tail as the hosts were shot out for 184, chasing 195.
Keegan Petersen was again the cream of the crop, not just for the Knights, but for both teams, top-scoring with a supreme 88 (144 balls, 6x4) before he was the last man out – run out with five balls to go, trying to salvage something for his team.
It ended another disappointing game for the Central Franchise, who are now without a win after their first four games of the campaign.
They would have been smiling at halfway, though, after bundling out the Warriors for just 195 in 45.1 overs of a match reduced to 47 overs per side due to the weather.