Toyana enhancing his reputation

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Under Toyana's leadership since he took over in 2012, last season the Lions won the Sunfoil Series, the first time they had prevailed in the domestic first-class competition since the 1999/2000 season.

It brings his trophy tally at the Lions to four, adding to the T20 title and shared trophy in the one-day competition the Lions claimed in his first season in charge.

Now with their latest success in the 50-over competition, Toyana is being hailed as one of the key engineers of their trophy-claiming exploits.

Another factor in the success of the Lions in the competition, was the performance of former Proteas opener Alviro Petersen. The 35-year-old was the runaway top-scorer as he piled on 726 runs at an average of 80 and a strike-rate of 100.

A standout feature of his performances was the five centuries he scored and a 55 in the final. Interestingly, Peterson was dismissed just before the Lions reached their victory target in the final, meaning the right-hander notched up his first 50 of the campaign.

Knights bowler Malusi Siboto was the leading wicket-taker in the competition. The 27-year-old took 19 wickets at an average of 23 at an economy rate of 5 runs per over. - African News Agency (ANA)

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