DateLine: 17th April 2009
At the end of the season function for the Warriors franchise held in East London on April 6th, 2006, star Warriors all-rounder Tyron Henderson surprisingly announced that he was heading for pastures new and would be moving to the Highveld Lions franchise from season 2006-07. Henderson had set up a reputation of being a big hitter and won many a game for Border and the Warriors in the one-day version of the game, and that form won him a contract with Kent. During the 2005-06 season, a most disappointing one for the Eastern Cape team, Henderson was the main strike bowler for the Warriors. His mixture of slower balls and control of length made him a surprising force in Twenty20 - so much so that he became the format's leading wicket-taker. His nous with the ball contrasted wildly with his savagery with the bat for Middlesex, which included a ferocious 59 in the 2008 semi-final and 43 from 33 balls in the final. Unsurprisingly, Middlesex secured his services until September 2009 with a fresh contract. He hit the jackpot at the IPL auction in February 2009, being signed on by Rajasthan Royals for $650,000.