The decision by Temba Bavuma to return to the Highveld Lions after a only one season in Cape Town, enjoys the backing and unequivocal support of the Cape Cobras, said Nabeal Dien, chief executive officer of the Cape side.
An outstanding rearguard century by Chris Morris was not enough to deny the Warriors as two late wickets by Jon-Jon Smuts sealed a dramatic 77-run Sunfoil Series win over the Titans at Buffalo Park in East London late on Sunday.
A record six-for by George Linde helped the Cape Cobras end the year on a high after they secured a 67-run bonus-point win over the Warriors in the first-ever Momentum One-Day Cup clash in Oudtshoorn on Saturday.
Half-centuries by Kyle Verreynne and Dane Piedt ensured the Cape Cobras and VKB Knights were even poised after the third day of their Sunfoil Series clash at the Recreation Ground in Oudtshoorn on Sunday.
Jon-Jon Smuts and Tabraiz Shamsi shared six wickets to leave the Cape Cobras in a spin before bad light saved them from potential defeat against the Warriors on the final day of their Sunfoil Series clash at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.
A century from opener Eddie Moore meant the Warriors were in control after the first day of the new Sunfoil Series season after they closed on 269 for four against the Highveld Lions at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Tuesday.