Zimbos in town – Kimberley

There is no time to be spared for anybody who complains about coming to Kimberley for an international. It still provides one of the oldest and most persistent heartbeats of the game in South Africa and they did themselves proud once again with a fine production for the first ODI against Zimbabwe.

The worry must be greater than ever that Griquas’ isolation from the rest of the country will increase with less flights to the city from the major centres but they remain determined to be relevant, And they will be.

For those of you who haven’t ever visited, and there are many, it is something of a throwback to a bygone era. Your lives will be no poorer, but they will be richer for a visit. A mining and railway city with a rich (literally and metaphorically) history, there is much to cherish about the resilience of the population to keep the city alive with its primary reasons for existing having expired.

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