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Keeping it above the eyes…

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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Have YOU earned the right?…

Sport at the highest level is a fickle master. Only those who have flirted with it know how cruel yet pleasure-filled it can almost at the same time. The loss by the once-revered Springbok rugby machine to Japan was once … Continue reading

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INDIA 2015 – the CHOSEN few…

The question is…are they good enough to win all three formats in India?… Proteas Test squad: Hashim Amla (Cape Cobras, captain), AB de Villiers (Titans, vice-captain), Temba Bavuma (Highveld Lions), JP Duminy (Cape Cobras), Faf du Plessis (Titans), Dean Elgar … Continue reading

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RICEY WAS A MAN AMONGST MEN

“When the Great Scorer comes to judge, he judges not how many runs you made, but how you played the game.” The passing of Clive Edward Butler Rice has seen many thousands of people express their shock and sadness. From … Continue reading

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As if losing to the Kiwi’s wasn’t enough!

As if every single supporter of our beloved Proteas team hasn’t had enough heartache after losing that semi-final to New Zealand. The media frenzy over the team selection has opened a horrible can of worms that those who hold the … Continue reading

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Dear AB….

Dear AB, I trust this letter finds you recovering from what must have been an extremely emotional time in your life. I know I write on behalf of many thousands of people around the world who watched the semifinal against … Continue reading

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As good as it gets against Sri Lanka!

AB de Villiers will still play many ODI games in his cricket career but even if they were to go all the way and win the World Cup, the performance by his team over Sri Lanka will forever be remembered … Continue reading

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