Cape Cobras contracts for David Bedingham, Janneman Malan, Tladi Bakoko

David BedinghamFile image: David Bedingham.

The Cape Cobras have contracted batsmen David Bedingham and Janneman Malan and seamer Tladi Bakoko, ahead of the 2018-19 season. 

Former Cape Town Cricket Club star Bedingham joins from Boland, on the back of prolific 2017-18 List A and first-class campaigns, which included consecutive centuries against KwaZulu-Natal, a big ton against Easterns – and a superb 95 against Northerns.

Malan endured a poor stretch of form at the recent National Club Championship, but was outstanding for North West prior. He had limited opportunity with the Highveld Lions – and joins brother Pieter Malan at the Cobras.

Motherwell Cricket Club’s Bakoko leaves the Warriors – and will bolster a franchise minus the services of seamer Tshepo Moreki.

“We have a young squad. We are in a rebuilding phase and have put our trust in some younger players,” said head coach Ashwell Prince.

Milnerton Cricket Club’s Mthiwekhaya Nabe and Montrose Cricket Club’s Wayne Parnell have been contracted by the Cobras, too. Nabe previously held a semi-professional Western Province contract, while Parnell was on a Cricket South Africa arrangement. Hermanus Cricket Club’s Ferisco Adams has also secured a Cobras contract.

The Cobras finished in second and third position, respectively, in the 2017-18 Momentum One Day Cup and Sunfoil Series. A rain-influenced technicality, meanwhile, cut their Ram Slam T20 Challenge campaign short at the semi-finals stage.