Weekly Column

Cricket world watches with interest

 September 13, 2018
 neil manthorp
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It may be hyperbole to suggest the ‘cricket playing world’ has its eyes on South Africa this week but it is certainly true that administrators, marketers, advertisers, broadcasters and many of the top players in the world – and every professional here – are watching T20 developments with a keen eye. In some cases it […]

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No Price on Experience

 September 6, 2018
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In a typically brilliant article on the importance of learning your trade from senior players and others who have walked the path before you, former England captain Michael Atherton traced the lineage of his country’s opening batsman through the last half a century and made the point that there was always an established number one […]

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Scary T20 reality dawns…

 August 23, 2018
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She had been literally unable to accept the possibility that the match against Sri Lanka at Kingsmead would not restart – could not face the appalling reality that the host nation would not be featuring in the knockout stages, never mind winning it. Having dedicated much of the preceding four years of her life to the team and the event, she had been willingly persuaded that this was South Africa’s ‘time.’ An hour after the match was abandoned she was in a state of clinical shock.

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New T20 League in trouble – again

 August 17, 2018
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The T20 Global League’s collapse is having a far greater impact on South African cricket than any of us could have imagined. Instead of a scenario in which the country’s best player are incentivised to stay at home and commit themselves to playing in, and for, South Africa, they are now facing the same financial conundrum that existed in the early 2000s when rewards were so overwhelmingly weighted towards playing overseas that many felt they had no alternative.

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SA vs India, ODIs… not “meaningless”

 January 31, 2018
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Q&A on the India tests

 
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Dead test match? I am not so sure.

 January 22, 2018
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Ngidi touched the sensitive parts…

 January 17, 2018
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Stick with Steyn!

 January 7, 2018
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“I was born to challenge Virat” – Dale Steyn

 January 4, 2018
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