The 2017/18 campaign was the most successful for the Eastern Cape side in the past eight years after they won a share of the Momentum One-Day Cup title, reached the play-offs in the RAM SLAM T20 Challenge and ended runners-up in the Sunfoil Series.
Their season looks all the more impressive considering they had to change coaches mid-season after Malibongwe Maketa was recruited by the Standard Bank Proteas as assistant coach, with Gobind stepping in on an interim basis, before he was made permanent coach a fortnight back.
“In terms of end results, that’s open for everyone to see, I think from a coaching perspective and from a team development perspective, what has been most satisfying was the fact that were able to be so consistent throughout the season,”Gobind says.
“For us as a unit, that’s something that we’ve always been striving for. To make that sort of progress in this season is something we are very, very proud about,Hopefully we can carry on building on that consistency because that is what it’s all about at this level,” He added.
“Because the teams are so evenly matched, if you can maintain some level of consistency then you’re always going to get into a play-off competing for a trophy and that’s what’s been exciting for me,”he concluded.
The Warriors have been brewing for the past few seasons now with consistency one of their key attributes, particularly in the limited overs formats. They had been knocking on the trophy door after reached the play-offs in the past four competitions and their victory in the 50-over competition is the culmination of a whole lot of hard work.