Tag Archives: South Africa

India deserve respect, don’t write them off: Dileep Premachandran

Having read some of the commentary about the Lord’s Test – in newspapers, on websites and on twitter feeds – I’m now convinced that Zaheer Khan is a lazy beer-swilling slob who sits on the couch all day, making an … Continue reading

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Pre-season tour leaves Capel happy

Northamptonshire head coach David Capel believes that the county’s pre-season tour to South Africa has left his squad well-prepared for the new domestic campaign despite some disappointing results. Northants were beaten twice by a strong Warriors side at St Georges … Continue reading

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Walters makes impact in Glam defeat

  Glamorgan have lost to North West by 32 runs in the second match of the Welsh county’s pre-season tour of South Africa. Chasing a target of 181 in their 40-over allocation at Potchefstroom, the tourists were dismissed tamely for … Continue reading

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Richard Gibson: Finishing school, football and literary tastes

County cricket used to have a reputation as a finishing school for Australian players with international ambitions. But South Africa appear to be the country now benefitting most with Ryan McLaren, Francois du Plessis and Imran Tahir all making their … Continue reading

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Blue sky thinking is best plan in South Africa

It’s time to pack my case for South Africa, and it’s decision time. Should I take the raincoat and the galoshes alongside the suncream?   England’s tours to South Africa have seemed to coincide with some spectacular downpours and the … Continue reading

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Telford Vice: Wrinklies rebel as IPL comes to town

Telford Vice with the first of his weekly IPL blogs as the tournament hits South Africa. Do not assume that all South Africans are chuffed that the Incredible Pyrotechnic Loudness (IPL) has catapulted itself into their midst. The front page … Continue reading

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Jrod: The parable of Andrew McDonald’s hair colour

Redheads tend to stick out in a crowd. They attract nicknames, and get more ridicule than any other brand of follicle. Andrew McDonald, Australia’s latest debutant, has hair so red that millions of Australians had to adjust the brightness of … Continue reading

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