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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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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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Proteas Break the Mould

On Thursday, I had to swallow my words when JP Duminy and the tail-enders batted South Africa to a match-winning first innings total. This was followed by the bowlers, spearheaded by Dale Steyn, proving that seamers can win matches on the sub-continent. While it is early days yet, it appears that our habit of getting […]

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A Lone Shark

The title of an article on Supersport reads: “Looks like Sharks will stand alone”, and possibly reflects the views of most South African fans at this stage of the Super 15 Competition. The Bulls have taken massive strides in regaining their mojo by selecting Jaques-Louis Potgieter, who was able to take command in the way […]

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Het jou, Katvis!

Some of you may remember this expression from the cartoon series “Grootbek en Katvis” on TV in the early days when ou Grootbek tried to outsmart the wily catfish I used the very same expression on Sunday when the last Aussie wicket fell in the extra half hour, and we were spared the anguish of […]

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Fools rush in

This old adage, from a Protea perspective, refers more to the second part: “…where angels fear to tread.” The prospect of facing Mitchell Johnson must be a daunting one, yet AB de Villiers, and Hashim Amla, to a lesser degree, showed that he is not unplayable. On a fairer wicket, this may be even more […]

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Proteas boast ICC selection

The announcement of the ICC test and ODI teams for the past year* rewarded the consistent performance of the Proteas with 4 places in the test side which underlines their status as the current number one side in this format. The difference in the Test side and the ODI side is that we only boast […]

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Like Lambs to the Slaughter

According to an article on the Supersport website, South Africa have now failed to cross the 200-mark in five of their last seven matches, including a 4-1 defeat against Sri Lanka in July this year. AB de Villiers (pictured above) says that Pakistan boasts two bowlers in the top five in one-day rankings and that […]

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Perfectly Planned and Executed

Western Province 19 – Sharks 33 An article in my local paper titled, “That is why WP lost” may well have read: “Why the Sharks won.” It lists the following 5 factors: Poor lineout play Poor fielding at the kickoffs Tactical kicking Discipline Charl McLeod I honestly cannot contest any of these, especially the last […]

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