Tag Archives: South Africa

Philander on perfect start to the season: listen now

PODCAST: South Africa bowler Vernon Philander looks ahead to this summer’s tour of England and reflects on his debut for Somerset in the County Championship opener against Middlesex… Listen now! For more county podcasts see here For more podcasts from … Continue reading

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South Africa 20 years on

IN THE APRIL ISSUE, ON SALE NOW: Telford Vice on the transformation of the post-apartheid generation. PLUS optimism for Zimbabwe

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Levi keeps big-hitting records tumbling: Andrew Hignell

The 2011-12 southern hemisphere season has seen some six-hitting records being established with Jesse Ryder, the hard-hitting Kiwi, and young South African Richard Levi each writing their names into the game’s record books with some explosive feats of batting. On … Continue reading

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Adams further strengthens Surrey with Rudolph deal

Surrey’s signing of South African opening batsman Jacques Rudolph for the start of the 2012 season is further proof of the club’s ambition to be a major player in Division One of the County Championship following long years of underachievement … Continue reading

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Petersen signing a major boost to Essex, says Grayson

Essex head coach Paul Grayson is looking forward to working with Alviro Petersen, the South Africa Test opening batsman who has joined the county as an overseas player for the opening weeks of the 2012 season. “We are delighted to … Continue reading

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Outside thinking: Mickey Arthur as Australia’s first overseas coach

“Australian cricket is healthy and there are some very good young cricketers around. The talent pool is there but we just need to turn that talent into proper international cricketers.” Mickey Arthur explains the challenges of coaching Australia to John … Continue reading

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Eyewitness: Run fest in Johannesburg by Simon Lister

“John Buchanan, had commented that teams would start to target 400 in one-day cricket and we all burst out laughing and said ‘you’re crazy, mate’.” Simon Lister speaks to Adam Gilchrist along with Herschelle Gibbs, Chris Broad and Mick Lewis … Continue reading

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Basil D’Oliveira: A Symbol of Strength and Hope

“He was a living example that apartheid, based on notions of innate superiority, was wrong. Given opportunities, there would be many Basils.” Ashwin Desai describes the inspirational life and career of Basil D’Oliveira in January’s Issue of The Cricketer. Subscribe … Continue reading

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Controversy magnet: Tony Greig’s colourful career

“I was out there every night to give the press the quotes they wanted. It was only a matter of time before I put my foot in it.” Tony Greig’s reflects on ‘grovelling’ and other business with Crispin Andrews, in … Continue reading

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South Africa will be ready to topple England: Donald

Former Warwickshire paceman Allan Donald, one of the coaches who have played a part in turning England into the world’s number one-ranked Test nation, is already planning to topple them from their lofty perch. Donald was briefly England’s fast bowling coach … Continue reading

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