- The Knights finished fourth in the 4-Day Domestic Series, but were fewer than two points shy of snaring second position before the premature end to the season. They also qualified for the One-Day Cup semi-finals. The emergence of Raynard van Tonder, Pite van Biljon’s graduation to the Proteas’ T20I and the recruitment of Allan Donald as head coach showcased the increasing popularity of the central franchise.
- Van Tonder enjoyed a prolific 4-Day Domestic Series, but was later exposed in the One-Day Cup in the wake of just 71 runs in six innings. Van Biljon joined Van Tonder among the four-day competition’s top five run-scorers.
- Left-arm seamer Mbulelo Budaza and leg-spinner Shaun von Berg were the joint-leading wicket-takers in the One-Day Cup. Von Berg, having joined from the Titans, was similarly successful in the four-day format.
Impact of feeder system
- The Free State and Northern Cape finished third in their respective CSA 3-Day Provincial Cup groups – and shared the One-Day Challenge title. Beyers Swanepoel and Shadley van Schalkwyk were just two of their several success stories.
- Spinner Tshepo Ntuli and fast bowler Marco Jansen have left for the Warriors. Batsman Keegan Petersen and seamer Ottniel Baartman have moved to the Dolphins.
- A big recruitment drive yielded the signatures of Cape Cobras duo Matthew Kleinveldt and Ferisco Adams, the Titans’ Alfred Mothoa and Jonathan Vandiar as well as fast bowler Migael Pretorius who switched from the Lions.
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