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"That's not cricket, Sir"

“Pitched online” by Bobby The conclusion of the shameful spot fixing episode played off on Thursday last week when the guilty Pakistan trio (Salman Butt, Mohamed Asif & Mohamed Amir) were handed their sentences.  Although many felt the jail time was a step in the right direction I am still disappointed with the extent of […]

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Proteas wilt under lights & Lions at last!

The much anticipated “grand final” failed to deliver the expected high scoring spectacle I think we all wished for! It did however provide for a close game, deservedly won by the world number one side. Australia recovered from an early onslaught from Amla & Kallis and gradually squeezed the Proteas into a humble score of […]

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Beaten but Unbowed

My golf four-ball once won a better ball competition by two points thanks to a nerve-wracking two inch tap-in on the final hole by yours truly. My cynical partner commented that he would have killed me if I had missed it. My response: “By how many points did you want to win, then? I wonder […]

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It is not a simple case of black and white on Sunday.

There are two words that keep sticking in my mind when I think about Sunday’s final between the All Blacks and France: Over-confidence on the one hand, and pride on the other. France may still pretend to have that aura of unpredictability, but that is all it is, a perception that they will not deny, […]

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Aussie double whammy soothes some of the pain.

What may go down in Australia as Bloody Sunday proved to be a Marvellous Monday for South Africans when they opened their papers this morning. I experienced Déjà vu yesterday as we were slumping to yet another defeat at the hand of the yellow foe, only to be bailed out in dramatic fashion by the […]

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Summertime and the cricket starts easy…

If the teams in the RWC semi-finals can carry over last week’s form to this weekend, it will be a great rugby spectacle with four very evenly matched sides battling for a spot in the final. We can actually enjoy the game as spectators, rather than as tense supporters. I will miss “…the beer I […]

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Which "eina" is worse…

In this morning’s newspaper, Louis de Villiers asks the question: what hurts more: to lose badly, or to win everything but the game? If one compares this to the way our national cricket side bowed out of the world cup last year, I will gladly take the last option. Most commentators are at a loss […]

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