• Titans’ season review

    Brief overview

    • The Titans might have beaten the Lions to the 4-Day Domestic Series title, had the season not ended early. Instead, they settled for second place, but were on the opposite end in penultimate position after a disappointing One-Day Cup campaign. They blooded some fresh faces throughout and are in a transition period of sorts as new head coach Mandla Mashimbyi took over from Mark Boucher.

    Key batsmen

    • Farhaan Behardien and Grant Thomson were among the 4-Day Domestic Series’ top 10 run-scorers, with Heinrich Klaasen further down the line. In the One-Day Cup, Tony de Zorzi and Dean Elgar were right up there as well, while Aiden Markram was introduced at a late stage.

    Lions’ season review

    Key bowlers

    • Among the seamers, Dayyaan Galiem and Tshepo Moreki were impressive in the 4-Day Domestic Series, while Tabraiz Shamsi led the spinners when not with the Proteas. The emergence of Ryan Cartwright was promising. In the One-Day Cup, spinner and Easterns graduate Imran Manack was the find of the season for the Titans.
    • Ryan Cartwright

    Impact of feeder system

    • Northerns were near the top of pool B in the CSA Provincial 3-Day Cup. Ruan de Swardt and Alfred Mothoa flitted between the provincial and franchise XIs. Neil Brand was another one who kept the bridge between four- and three-day cricket tight with several strong showings. Easterns, too, played a big role in feeding the right players to the Titans.


    • They’ve lost Farhaan Behardien to a Kolpak contract. Wesley Marshall has gone to the Lions. Mothoa and Jonathan Vandiar are off to the Knights. Tony de Zorzi has joined the Cape Cobras. De Swardt has left for the Dolphins.

    Cobras’ season review


    • Okuhle Cele and Sibonelo Makhanya have joined from the Dolphins. Thando Ntini and Lizaad Williams have exited the Cape Cobras to be with the Titans.

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