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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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The Die is cast…

Cream will rise to the top, and the final standings in the Currie Cup log is possibly a fair reflection of the fortunes of the teams who battled for a place in the play-offs. Western Province followed the same approach as they did in the Super Series by striving to win, rather than win handsomely. […]

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Graeme Smith, Pakistan and Wine

Ton up! Special mention and congratulations must be conveyed to our fearless leader, Graeme Smith – well played Sir, on a 100 tests as Captain! We have been privileged as supporters to grow with Biff, from his early days as twenty something, through all his double hundreds, mistakes and bullish approaches to the mature and […]

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Yesterday, Tomorrow and Thereafter

Bobby discusses the second test starting tomorrow, and Paul looks at the period leading up to when the official number one side in test cricket is crowned. We came across a wonderful website called Ou Grote (not mine, I promise) where you can find links to download most of the popular sports to your Outlook […]

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Proteas Dethrone English

I became quite loud on Monday as the match between the Proteas and England progressed. After the elation of watching Amla yet again re-writing the record books, I posted on Facebook that Hashim is actually an excellent example of how one should remain humble despite great achievements. Although we posted a challenging score, I was […]

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Who said Test cricket is dead?

Wow, what a final day that was! The result is in the bag and the Proteas have laid claim to that elusive Number 1 ranking they have been working towards for so long. Vernon Philander was sublime and deserved his man of the match award. The epic finale could not have been better scripted and […]

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Satisfying indeed…

Proteas The last time the Proteas came back from the land of the long white cloud in 2003 /2004 it was with a taste of bitterness and humiliation as they drew the test series one all and lost the ODI’s 5 -1. The touring group felt the need to rectify this from a South African […]

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Jy moet konsentreer my Kind!

Die groot verskil tussen die Bulle en die ander SA spanne die naweek was hul vermoë om vir 80 minute te konsentreer. Dalk kan mens ook die Lions hiervoor krediet gee. Hulle het so byna die WP se tjank afgetrap in ’n wedstryd wat die verloorders baie langer sal onthou as die wenners. Die Reds […]

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It’s all to play for!

The Black Caps looks set to play an additional batsman and forgo the four man seam attack for the last and final test. Perhaps a test too late, but they have identified the Protea bowling attack as the major threat to their batting, hence the balance of their team is expected to be adjusted by […]

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