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Rugby mourns cricketer Hughes

November 27, 2014
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Rugby mourns cricketer Hughes

Tributes from governing bodies and players have flowed in for Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes, who passed away on Thursday…Planet Rugby The 25-year-old was injured after being struck on the head by a ball playing for South Australia against New South Wales two days ago. Hughes was taken to hospital in a critical condition and had...
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Nelson Mandela Legacy Cup Launched

November 10, 2014
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Nelson Mandela Legacy Cup Launched

The Springboks and Blue Label Telecoms Proteas will go head-to-head in the Nelson Mandela Legacy Cup T20 match at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on 5 December 2014. The South African Rugby Union (SARU) and Cricket South Africa (CSA) will partner with the Nelson Mandela Foundation to bring fans another unique encounter on the first...
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Boks v Proteas … at rugby?

January 3, 2014
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Rob Houwing, Sport24 chief writer Cape Town – Forgive me my bemusement: it just seems that the Twenty20 game between the Proteas and Springboks is in some danger of being treated as an event a little more serious than it really should be. It troubled me in the first place when the national cricket...
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“King” Kallis to face Springboks

January 2, 2014
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“King” Kallis to face Springboks

 Jacques Kallis has been included in the Proteas T20 squad for the challenge match against the Springboks that will be the cricket highlight of the opening day of the Cell C Festival of Cricket at Newlands on Friday. The sponsors also announced on Wedneday that they will be donating R10 to the Jacques Kallis...
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CSA demands more black players

January 9, 2013
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Half the Proeas test side is not white – and there on merit – but its not good enough.Transforamtio MUST include Black Africans.
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Hallo Kirsten, goodbye Smith

June 4, 2011
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Gary Kirsten is set to be appointed the new Proteas coach and Graeme Smith will in all likelihood resign on Sunday as Test captain of the national cricket team.
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It goes both ways

March 30, 2011
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It goes both ways

Yesterday I posted an article by Teford Vice writing for the Business Day.  His point about our crickers, the media and fans were excellently put forward, in fact, I mentioned it should be article of the year!
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Enter Tahir and Faf

January 6, 2011
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Cricket South Africa on Thursday named two new caps in the 14-man Proteas’ Standard Bank squad for the five-match MTN ODI series against India. Jacques Kallis was not considered because of injury.
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Dynasty collapses with pathetic Ponting

December 29, 2010
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As Ricky Ponting embarrassed himself with his lengthy, finger-pointing dissension involving umpire Aleem Dar, you were struck that this Ashes series represents the collapse of a sporting dynasty rather than another bump in the road for Australian cricket.
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CSA fire Procter, selectors

January 27, 2010
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Proteas coach Mickey Arthur resigned and was not fired, Cricket South Africa (CSA) Gerald Majola confirmed at a press briefing in East London on Wednesday morning.
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SA beat AUS by inns+20

March 22, 2009
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South Africa is firmly in the driving seat on day two in the third and final test at Newlands.
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SA vs. Aus, Test 1 – Day 5

March 1, 2009
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South African hosts Australia in the first of 3 tests which will determine who will be world number 1. CLOSE: Aus 466 and 207 vs SA 220 and 178/2. Target: 454.
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SA is Numero Uno

January 30, 2009
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Cricket South Africa paid tribute to Johan Botha and his Standard Bank Proteas ODI squad for beating Australia 4-1 at the WACA on Friday, a victory which has clinched the number one spot in the Reliance Mobile ICC ratings for South Africa.
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SA vs Australia – 4th ODI

January 26, 2009
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The Proteas face up to the Aussies in Adelaide leading the series 2 – 1.
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Biff the Brave

January 7, 2009
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It is such a great column that I feel guilty just posting this intro. Rob Houwing of News24 hails “Biff”.
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It’s our time now

January 7, 2009
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We have finally found a captain that can stand toe-to-toe with the best in the business.
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Mackie & Amla gives SA hope

January 6, 2009
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There might still be hope for South Africa to claim a 3-0 whitewash in Australia.
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Aussies setting up victory

January 5, 2009
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The Aussies – already ahead by 151 runs with 10 wickets standing - looks like they will more or less clinch the Third Test and retain their number one spot on the ICC ranking list.  
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SAF v AUS – 3rd Test : Day 3

January 4, 2009
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PROTEAS WITHOUT THEIR SKIPPER  Another rearguard action – by the Aussies this time – saw the last four wickets contributing 208 to the score, probably taking a third Protea victory out of the equation. Graeme Smith broke a finger in his right hand and will in all probability play no further role in the test....
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Smith leads unchanged side

January 1, 2009
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Graeme Smith has decided to play through the pain barrier once more as the Proteas announced an unchanged side for the Sydney Test starting tomorrow. He will however not be playing in the Twenty20 and One Day series.
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The balance has shifted

December 30, 2008
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Following a series victory, Smith reckons the balance has shifted a bit.
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Praise pours in for our cricket boys

December 30, 2008
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It is just one compliment after the other, and deservedly so, our boys did us proud down-under.
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Now for the kill!

December 29, 2008
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On Saturday JP Duminy and Dale Steyn opened the gate to the Aussie kraal, and yesterday Steyn chased the sheep out with 5/67 – limiting Captain Pout’s side to 247 runs. And now the Proteas are on the brink of a historic series victory over the number one side in the game . ....
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SA v AUS – 2nd Test : Day 4

December 28, 2008
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Can the Protea bowlers – the under-performers up to now – take ten wickets in three sessions, and can the batsmen then make the required 300-odd runs required in six hours of play? Or will the Aussies occupy the crease well into tomorrow and force the most likely result – a draw?
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Proteas on the ropes

December 27, 2008
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DAY THREE ACTION At stumps on Day 2 South Africa were in severe trouble at 7 for 198, still 196 behind Australia’s first-innings 394, which grew in value with each wicket. Van Jaarsveld joins squad. 
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SA v AUS – 2nd Test – Day 1

December 25, 2008
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Can the Proteas repeat their stunning victory in Perthoriafontein and beat the OZmob once again? This thread especially for the sufferers of insomnia, the diehards and especially for JT in Austria. ►Test starts at 02:30 SA Time and is on SuperSport2 for those with deep pockets, Radio 2000 and cricinfo.com for the rest of us. Enjoy!
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More praise for the Proteas

December 22, 2008
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Captains from various sporting codes as well as some ex-players have heaped praise on the South African cricket team following their victory in Perth.
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Aussies losing their aura

December 21, 2008
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Wins against weak opponents masked their problems, but a demoralising loss in their opening test versus South Africa has brought Australia crashing down to earth. Even Johnson (11/159) not good enought for Ponting.  
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