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About symmoblog

Avid reader, former international cricketer, passionate golfer, poor guitarist, husband, Dad; Grandfather and a RE/MAX property brokerage owner!

Lehmann created a terrible culture

Former Proteas spinner PAT SYMCOX says Australia’s cricket culture became a mess under coach Darren Lehmann. Never in the history of Australian cricket was so much owed by so few to so many in light of the ball-tampering debacle. Cheating … Continue reading

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The ghosts of Tours past for Kohli

Could 2018 be the year that Team India finally lay the ghost of the past to rest in South Africa! The series between these two cricketing giants will be eagerly watched by millions. Many of those will have their doubts … Continue reading

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Finally we arrive…

Another day of travel and loads of biltong along the way was the order of the day. Our route out of Kimberley was via Douglas, Groblershoop, Upington, Ashkam and then into the Kgalagadi. A mandatory stop to buy some Northern … Continue reading

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Stop Go Stop Go…Flowers Galore.

After setting off as early as the kettle would boil and the hairdryer finished its work, the thrill of the car fully-packed and cruising down the road towards Durban to only return in some two weeks’ time was a special … Continue reading

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Kgalagadi here we come…

After weeks of planning a trip to the distant place far from the greenery of Kwa-Zulu Natal, the morning has finally arrived. The last minute rush to get the meat frozen, the food bought and packed into containers, water, wine … Continue reading

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Just a few thoughts to AB..

Dear AB, Having watched the Tests series in India and the current travails against England so much has happened that I’m afraid not enough of it is within your control right now. I’m really worried that one morning you’ll wake … Continue reading

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The Culture of Patience

Test cricket is alive and well but finds itself living in a world very different to its heyday. When trains and typewriters were everyday things and the pace of life was slower, Test cricket was totally in tune with daily … Continue reading

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The Alamo of India for the Proteas

The recently concluded 72-day tour to India was the longest ever undertaken by a South African team to the subcontinent. It’s a destination where many teams have travelled before on shorter trips and have arrived back home mentally battered and … Continue reading

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Long live Spinning pitches…

With the Nagpur pitch dust slowly settling and the Proteas leaving to their next Test destination, the world watches the dawning of the new Test era. This is the day/night Test time and Adelaide is playing host. However, I can’t … Continue reading

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The Great Escape gives hope to The Proteas

The second Test in Bangalore, which ended in a draw owing to the weather, will go down in the annals of South African cricket as probably the greatest escape of all time. The Proteas were skittled out for a paltry … Continue reading

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