Cape Town - Cape Cobras batsman David Bedingham has signed a season-long
contract with English county Durham.
25-year-old will therefore be unavailable for selection for the One-Day Cup which gets underway this weekend.
who is in his second full season as a Cobras-contracted player, expressed his
appreciation to a franchise he has supported all his life.
obviously upset to be leaving my Cobras family which has been an environment
that I’ve thrived in since joining at the start of the 2018/19 season. I want
to thank my coaches Ashwell Prince and Faiek Davids for giving me the
opportunity to play for this proud franchise. I’ve always supported the Cobras
since I was a young boy so to play for this team was a dream come true and I
hope to always have an affinity with the franchise.”
explaining why he joined Durham, Bedingham, who has an ancestral UK visa, said
he was looking forward to the challenge.
opportunity to join Durham is one that I am excited about and the kind of
person I am, I thrive on challenges, after having overcome a number of them
during my life to date, and instead of being daunted by the challenge, I am
confident that I will continue my growth as a cricketer.”
I’d like to thank Cape Cobras CEO Mr Nabeal Dien for the guidance since I was
11-years-old, he has seen my progression through the WP ranks and I hope to
continue the teachings he has imparted on me throughout the years.”
“I wish my
Cobras team-mates everything of the best for the One-Day Cup and for
Dien expressed his sadness at losing a player of Bedingham’s quality in
“I’ve known David since he was a young boy and have seen him go
through an horrific car accident and come back even stronger and I was very
proud when we were in a position to offer him a full franchise contract.
Although I’m sad to see him leave this franchise, he goes with my best wishes.”
The Cape Cobras begin their One-Day Cup campaign against
the Warriors on Sunday.
The match takes place at The Recreation Ground in
Oudtshoorn from 10:00.
The match will be broadcast live on SuperSport.