The Knights, who at one point had realistic chances of taking the Sunfoil title, ended the season with a whimper, beaten by 118 runs by the Dolphins.
It was largely academic, playing for pride for the Knights retained third place on the log after the Highveld Lions had also surrendered in three days, trailing the rampant Titans by 23.9 points.
The Centurion franchise sealed their title with a spectacular bowling effort which dismissed the Cobras for 126 runs and gave them a 10-run win and the chance to open the champagne. It caps a great season for the Titans under Rob Walter, having captured the Ram Slam T20 trophy at the start of the campaign.
It is slightly ironic that the hopes of both the Lions and the Knights were snuffed out by a team which had failed to win a match in eight previous rounds: the Warriors had been beaten in seven and suffered one complete washout.
But they bounced back with vigour, smashing the Knights by nine wickets in Kimberley, and then humiliating the Lions by an innings and 101 in Port Elizabeth.
The Dolphins duly registered their third win of the series, although the Knights made them fight for it. Resuming at 22-3 overnight, seeking 382 to win, Rilee Rossouw led a determined fightback, scoring 84, with support from Rudi Second (65), as they put on 148 for the fifth wicket.
Andile Phehlukwayo stepped up to remove both, and Tumelo Bodibe (30). Malusi Siboto held up the victory charge by scoring 33 off 67 balls, before he fell to Rabian Engelbrecht, the last of his four victims.
The final log
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