Cobras and Titans share Momentum One-Day Trophy

The Momentum One-Day Cup trophy was shared between the Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras and The Unlimited Titans on Saturday after the tournament ran out of its title sponsor. No play was possible on the reserve day at Sahara Park Newlands.

momentum new logo 2Although the ground staff were able to clear the majority of water on the outfield from Friday night’s downpour, persistent drizzle meant that even a 20-over affair always looked unlikely.

The Cobras have now shared the trophy for a second year in a row after last year’s final against the bizhub Highveld Lions was also washed out.

“We had this feeling last year but I think it’s still a sweet one,” said Cobras coach Paul Adams. “It’s unfortunate about the weather, but we’re celebrating our efforts that we’ve put in and the fact that the trophy is in the bag.”

The anti-climax was palpable in the Titans’ camp as they reflected on a thrilling run to the final that ended in damp fashion.

“It’s a very weird feeling to be honest, because it doesn’t actually feel like you’ve won anything,” said coach Rob Walter.

“You get to this point and you want to compete. It’s almost like you’d rather play and lose than share it, but at the end of the day to have some silverware in the trophy cabinet is always a good thing.”

The teams will now turn their attention to the Sunfoil Series, with the first round of games getting underway on Thursday.

James Buttler

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