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Adelaide in Pink & New Coach and Captain

At the time of writing, the Proteas were 165/7 at dinner, after Faf won the toss and elected to bat. Before you say “Oh dear, we are in trouble”, bear in mind the nature of day/night tests which tend not to deliver the high scores we are used to in normal day tests. The first […]

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The difference is day and night!

Is there incentive from the Proteas point of view to lay it all out on the field in the 3rd test? –  A quick look at the motivational factor for Faf and his men… A series white wash – IN AUSTRALIA! Making History – IN AUSTRALIA! Apart for the obvious mentioned above, this will also […]

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Proteas on top down under

What an amazing game of test cricket Perth delivered! It once again proved why test cricket is the pinnacle! Turning points were Dale Steyn leaving the field injured, 100’s by Elgar and Duminy and Bavuma’s run-out, fifty and awesome runout! Next up is Hobart – this will prove a different test as the conditions will […]

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Proteas in Aus

As you know, we won the toss and elected to bat and so far the Perth wicket is not disappointing. The bounce and seem movement have the batters in a bit of a fix. All said and done though, I think a fair reflection of our innings would be at the conclusion of the Aussie […]

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That’s right – Dale and Vern are back!

Steyn was the leading wicket-taker in the two-match Test series against New Zealand with 10 scalps at 10.20 and claimed his 26th five-for in Centurion to end questions over whether he could regain the fitness and form of the past. In fact, Steyn and Philander looked their past best with Vernon doing his bit to […]

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Protea selectors face nice dilemma

Imran Tahir’s timely return to form is great news for the Proteas. With spin bowling such an important element in the bowling attack, it is doubly reassuring, given the problems poor old Aaron Phangiso is going through, both on and off the field. Let’s hope that Dane Piedt continues his fine form against Australia. JP […]

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Wicked Cricket, Super Rugby & the 6 Nations

Wicked Cricket It is with a huge sense of relief that I notice that rugby matters are slowly but surely pushing cricket articles for space in the daily newspapers. The final straw that broke my optimistic camel’s back was when the under nineteen side lost their first two matches at the World Cup. As far […]

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Testing Times

Michael Vaughn, the former English skipper, has some interesting views in the Telegraph on the important third test between England and the Proteas at the Wanderers. Anderson and Broad will be very intimidating on a pitch where this advantage in the past usually laid with the South African bowlers. In Steyn’s absence, we lack that […]

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The Proteas are back with a vengeance

The great fight back by the Proteas in the second test at Newlands gave supporters a lot of hope for the remaining matches. Time at the crease were sorely needed after the debacle in India, and all the top batsmen got their fair share, with the exception of Quinton de Kock, but he had enough […]

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Clansey's Clangers & Proteas win!

Clancey Clangers not the only reason – Paul Kruger  If the Springboks had the benefit of appealing against the result of Saturday’s match against Australia, their chances of success would be excellent if it was purely based on the poor decisions by the officials. Unfortunately, Heyneke’s game plan also failed the test, and this is […]

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