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South Africa 2014

Your South African Tour!

OUT NOW – Sunshine on Boerewors! Follow the 17th Man as he witnesses the epic struggle between SA and AUS for Test Cricket Supremacy. The series unfolds day by day via the quirky and insightful pen of The 17th Man, the last player picked in the Australian cricket squad South Africa started as warm favourites, but like England before them, ...

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Mar 15 – The island of Brac, Dalmatian coast

The three of us – The Prof, The Freak and I – brushed out of Cape town early in the morning. I was so bleary–eyed I don’t even remember passport control or what airline we travelled except that the destination was Split, not Beijing.  The Prof had convinced us that our recovery after the summer’s excitement would be assisted by ...

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Mar 9 – An Evening of Team Awards

Hard to believe that another tour is over and another awards night is done and dusted. These things are an inevitable sign of the ebb and flow of the seasons of life – successes, failures, opportunities grabbed and opportunities lost. There were no fans lined up to wave us out of the hotel as we filed into the bus in ...

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Mar 8 – Proteas Awards party

The Natural received a note from Big Vern this morning recounting in exquisite prose the end-of-an-era SA team dinner last night. It was clear that a few of the team had read it before The Freak passed it on to me – it had almost as many salacious side annotations as my fifth form French text. The Saffa’s had repaired ...

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Test in Tweets, Part II – SAvAUS – Third Test – Cape Town

This is Part II of the twitter feast from the Third Test at Newlands. Is there anything more that a dead Captain can do than call his men to stonewall more than 4 sessions for a draw on a fifth day shirtfront? Such is the die-in-the-ditch loyalty he commands in the dressing-room that they almost did it. As it was, nothing ...

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