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Could this be the end for Ponting?

Pitched online – by Bobby Last test for Ricky? Seeing Ricky Ponting and Brad Hadden in their last test is not an impossible thought as the Australian media has been crying out for their heads since the last test. Ponting has been under severe pressure since the Ashes loss in Australia which also saw him relinquish […]

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How sweet is revenge?

Pitched Online by Bobby Watching the highlights of the SA/AUS test on Saturday, I was reminded of what a humbling sport cricket is. “Over the top” Aussie celebrations The Australians have always been a bit excessive in their celebrations. Watching Peter Siddle and company display animated expressions of joy when wickets fell in the Proteas […]

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Sublime Steyn dictates terms

Pitched Online by Bobby World Number 1 – Dale Steyn Dale Steyn dictated the terms on the first day of the Beast of Enemies Test Series.  Yesterday the 1st test between the Proteas and Aussies kicked off at Newlands and I was delighted to see that the selectors went with the selection of Philander and […]

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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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