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Dec 04, 2022, 19:23

How was the double ton in the first innings and a follow up ton in the second innings from Lappies in the recent test.

Appreciate it when a Saffer scores big even if it is for another country.

What a loss........

Dec 05, 2022, 02:50

I feel your pain but do you know what there's an even bigger loss in CSA and the new clown they have as Director of cricket.

And then when you think of the abundance of young talent coming through all dressed and nowhere to go it's then when you really get pissed off. Man I could sing off some names that would glide into any other countries national side.

As someone said......"It's all fine and dandy until the ANC and their subordinates lay their hands on it, that's when it turns to shit."

Dec 05, 2022, 17:29

Unfortunately it appears that everything in RSA if not already destroyed is close to being destroyed.

Sad state of affairs but true to the history of Africa in general.

Pity the people who are having to endure this complete destruction of what could have been one of the best countries in the world to live in if it was not for politics and corruption.

Dec 06, 2022, 12:54

It will all come out in the wash as the saying goes......not looking forward to the tour they're about to make. 

Dec 06, 2022, 14:47

Enoch Nkwe, once Boucher's assistant is now his boss.

These December tours in Australia must be the toughest for any sportsman. 
India don't tour there in December anymore since the Aussies don't reciprocate.

Dec 06, 2022, 18:48

I just hope that we are not overrun by the Aussies and that SA lad Lappies.

Dec 07, 2022, 07:00

I have stopped watching SA cricket on TV anymore.    The rot is too deep to produce any real results in anything.   Instead of investing in real younger talent they keep on using race as a criterium for selection and it is virtually impossible for any White player to get anywhere in selections.   Springbok rugby has a much better system to identify young players of any race and promote their future development without playing the race card.

In an interview with Labuschagne's father years ago he claimed that he gave Labuschagne a choice to play either for SA or Australia and bearing in mind the situation in SA cricket his son choose to play in Australia since he had zero chance in playing for the Proteas.

Wonder what would happen to "Baby AB" Brewis?.   He is also bound to end up playing for a foreign country.   Tragic - but true.               

Dec 07, 2022, 17:34

Who can blame any talented sportsman to seek overseas opportunities if they are to pale.

Over 30 years after the ANC came to power and look at the country now.

Everything has gone for a shit.

Pity but true.

Dec 08, 2022, 15:13

Marnus was 10 when his parents left SA, so I don't think he had much choice in the matter. I'm also not sure how interested he was in cricket at that stage. Proper Afrikaner though that got experience what it is like to be selected on merit and no political interference or stupid BEEEE management / administration that are obsessed with race. Undermining true talent

Dec 15, 2022, 08:45

Another hundred for Rickelton gives Lions easy win in One Day Cup

For someone who doesn’t want to make the national selectors look foolish, Ryan Rickelton is doing an incredibly bad job.

Wednesday night saw him notch up a fourth century in his last seven innings for the DP World (Central Gauteng) Lions — two of those in the first class competition — and included in the three innings’ he didn’t get to a hundred, is a 99, that came last Sunday against the Rocks.

It is a stunning run of form but one that actually stretches back over three seasons, with the 26-year-old producing six domestic first class centuries in that period and three One-Day hundreds, two of which have come in this season’s competition.

Rickelton told IOL Sport that he is motivated by his omission from the Proteas squad which is preparing for the first Test against Australia that starts on Saturday. His form certainly makes the selectors look silly for not including him, especially given South Africa’s batting problems over the last few years. “As a player, no one’s out there to make anyone look foolish, but if you find yourself in a situation where you can really stamp your authority as a person and player on whoever it may be, a lot of players use that as motivation,” said Rickelton.

Rickelton didn’t score off the first nine balls he faced on Wednesday — but he still reached his half-century off 30 balls. At times it looked like he was taking the mickey. Poor Kerwin Mungroo had nowhere to bowl in the 10th over with Rickelton striking three consecutive boundaries through the off-side — the first behind square, then one just in front of square and the third driven through extra cover.

When the North West bowlers straightened their lines, they were clipped through the leg side, if they pitched the ball up they were driven and when they bowled short they got pulled.

Only the canny left-arm spinner, Senuran Muthusamy, was able to rein him in and for a while, as he neared a hundred, Rickelton lost his shape and began trying to hit the ball too hard.

A six off a “free hit” got him rolling again, and he reached his century with another thunderous drive through extra cover. Another four and a six followed before he was superbly caught by a diving Dwaine Pretorius at long on. He faced only 75 balls and hit 12 fours and four sixes, and besides the man himself, right now the only people happy about all this are his Lions teammates who’ve grown accustomed to giving him a standing ovation every week and the Mumbai Indians Cape Town franchise, who signed him for R1-million in the SA 20 League.


How can anyone make sense of selecting Klaasen instead of Rickleton?

Dec 15, 2022, 15:45

Rickleton was withdrawn due to an ankle injury thus Klassens is his replacement.

Dec 15, 2022, 15:48

A bigger question is how did Zondo get selected and then we also have Stuurman in as a bowler???????????????????????

Dec 15, 2022, 15:51

Well thankfully for Marnus parents having the courage and making the move.

Otherwise we would not have seen him in international cricket.

Dec 20, 2022, 04:37

Spare a thought for the athletes who would have represented their country if not for Apartheid.

Google the late Kenny Roman as an example

Dec 21, 2022, 20:06

To many lives and sportsfolk got destroyed by the system and unfortunately that can never be repaired at any stage or actions.

But we have to move on and make sure that a reverse situation does not become permanent as the ANC are enforcing one step at at time.

I do not have the answers to the problems the country is facing but, until the people of the country bury the HATE, REVENGE, CRIME and destruction of everything in sight the country will continue the downward spiral to total destruction.

30 years have gone by in which a minority of people who are connected have made progress in all avenues of everyday life but generally the majority have lost ground and gone backwards.

Hopefully the country can still be saved........

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