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The internet wasn’t even a thing until four years after I filed my first cricket report….but I am catching up! This is where you can read my latest Weekly Columns and Tour Diaries. I have also created an archive of some of my stories since 2000, it is interesting to look back at the history.

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RIP – Robin David Jackman

 December 31, 2020
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Jackers didn’t enjoy flying at the best of times but it was particularly grueling in mid-90s India before the airports had all been upgraded and expanded. Delays were inevitable and long and many of the Air India planes looked and felt like they’d seen better days. In order to move their cameras and cabling around […]

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A toast to Michael Vaughan and the Aussies…hopefully

 December 23, 2020
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Soon after England’s players decided to abandon their short tour of South Africa – and make no mistake, it was the players’ decision – former England captain Michael Vaughan climbed slightly too easily on the ‘bash CSA’ bandwagon and declared that there was “no way” Australia would tour here in Late February and March for […]

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Is yet another boardroom war looming?

 December 16, 2020
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Last week’s online discussion between the CSA Interim Board chairman, judge Zak Yacoob, and the media provided a sobering reminder of the prevailing attitude of so many administrators towards the truth – and a worrying glimpse into the future. Rihan Richards (pictured), the acting president of the CSA Members Council on the basis that he […]

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“Difficult” decisions – hope for CSA future

 December 9, 2020
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Sometimes the quietest days can be the busiest and, as the England team wiled away their final hours in South Africa and packed their bags for the charter flight home, South African Cricket’s better legs were kicking furiously beneath the surface attempting to undo the damage caused by the abandoned tour. It will take some […]

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ODI series crucial amidst admin change

 December 3, 2020
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The Proteas’ 3-0 drubbing in the T20 International series against England may – or may not – have consequences as we head towards the T20 World Cup in eleven months time. The series itself counts for nothing. The ramifications, good and bad, will be a distant memory for all but the combatants once the world’s […]

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