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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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The Broken Adoption

Say what you like about him, but the guy is nothing short of a cricketing genius. The man, whom most South Africans loved to hate, seems to have been cast aside by his adopted country for reasons unclear, leaves the cricketing public with a bitter taste, and we lose another great from test cricket, far […]

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Cricket Piracy

The proposal by India, Australia and England to usurp power in the world of cricket may be a case of making official what may very well already be standard practice. There is little doubt in my mind that the steering force behind this is India, with Australia and England electing financial gain above the interests […]

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Sport Shorts

Bafana Bafana Rebounds Our national soccer side was possibly so confident before the match that they appeared more interested in the beautiful surroundings than their opponents. After allowing Mozambique to score a shocker of a goal against them, they woke up and, also thanks to a kick in the backside from the coach at half-time, […]

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Resurgent Aussies Rejoice

The Sydney Morning Herald is awash with articles on the rejuvenated Australian cricket side’s whitewash of England in the Ashes, and rightly so. A lot of the credit is heaped on Darren Lehman, the ex-Aussie player who replaced SA born Mickey Arthur after the latter’s fall-out with senior players during the tour in India. The […]

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Would the real KP please stand up!

From being the dominant force in recent battles, the England side capitulated like only they can. They now find themselves staring down a barrel, being 2 nil down in this prestigious and historical rivalry known as the Ashes. Their couch, Andy Flower, believes they can bounce back, but I think most of the cricketing world […]

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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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Too much Heaven

Bogenoemde titel van ‘n Bee Gees liedjie som vir my die huidige (amper) oor-aanbod van sport op. Dit wil voorkom of al die belangrikste sportgebeure in die een maand wat Engeland somer beleef, ingeprop word. Vandag sal ‘n paar manne duimstres opdoen van “channel hopping” tussen die krieket en die gholf. Saterdag en Sondag word […]

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Ringing in the Changes

I experienced a rare “I told you so” moment when I read yesterday that coach Meyer agreed with my views on patience – both from the players and supporters. But too much of a good thing is not good, goes the saying. (Or wonderful, as Mae West and Nerine, my partner in crime at Moonstone, […]

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