If you don’t have anything nice to say then shut your pie hole and say nothing, right? We’re not exactly firm believers in that mindset, but we wish our Minister of Sports was.
As us cricket fans count down the days to the World Cup (Feb 14 people) the Protea Fire campaign is gathering pace. This video will make you pretty proud of our boys.
As far as cricketing commandments go ‘thou shalt not waste beer’ is in the top five. Watch this man obey that law in style.
It is nice how humans, in the wake of something incredibly sad, can rally together and create something so special and touching in tribute to a fallen sportsman. #FaithInHumanity
We all know cricket is pretty dangerous, but never would we have thought this – it’s like you’re going to get caught at the bottom of a collapsed scrum – but it turns out those balls can do some serious damage.
I do not want to be in this guys shoes when he walks onto a South African cricket field for the first time. Are we going to welcome him home with open arms?
Ah, Kevin Pietersen, things are looking a bit awkward for you. With a new book on the shelves, the timing of these allegations could have been better for him. For us, it’s perfect.
Ex-England cricketer Michael Vaughan has an overwhelming feeling of sadness for the entire Kevin Pietersen sacking and management of the situation.
I think it’s safe to say that Kevin Pietersen is not South Africa’s favourite sportsman. Will you be reading his all-telling book?
Home to the Cape Cobras, Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town plays proud host to a variety of domestic and international games including hosting the West Indies for the New Year’s Test and a T20 international.
Australia’s Mitchell Johnson hit an absolute monster of a shot which broke the commentary box’s window during the international test against Zimbabwe.
Kevin Pietersen discusses his choice to play cricket in England, being dropped from the national side, and his future, in a new column on the Daily Telegraph.
Former Australian cricketer believes he may as well have a shot at Sofia Vergara now that she’s single.
Cricket is usually called The Gentleman’s game. It is conducted in a civilised manner where each player upholds the highest standard of decorum. No longer! Kieron Pollard loses it completely…
I swipe on over to Cricinfo to confirm the news that, indeed, Biff has retired. Then I look up, and there’s Graeme Smith. The man himself, also having breakfast. He’s deep in conversation with his wife, and he’s clutching at the Protea emblem on his track top.
After the first round of the IPL auction quite a few of the SA players available are still up for grabs at this year’s auction. The big winner so far is Yuvraj Singh, with Royal Challengers Bangalore buying him for a cool $2.33 million. The second highest price tag was for Dinesh Karthik. The Delhi Daredevils bought him for $2.08 million.
No naughty photos. No new text message scandal. Just a breakdown in trust, starting with Pietersen’s dismissal as captain five years ago. That’s what former England cricket captain Andrew Strauss believes, anyway.
While England are busy taking an ass-whuppin’ from Australian in the current Ashes, we’d like to take you all back to the day when English batsman Michael Carberry broke his bat in the Ashes some years ago.
This handshake between England’s Kevin Pietersen and Joe Root went down in a recent Ashes test in Australia. Played in slow motion, it may well be the most difficult sequence of play to have besmirched a cricket field in 2013. Yuck, man. [Thanks, Ross!]
Former first-class South African cricketer, Darryn Randall, has died after he was struck on the head by a cricket ball. Randall, 32, was hit on the side of the head before he collapsed. He was batting at the time – but it is hasn’t been made clear whether or not he was wearing a helmet.
Last weekend we went big. Maybe silly big but we were having some fun and took a chance on some long odds. Needless to say the bet didn’t come off and so this week are making up for it with a far more measured multiple which is offering 15 – 1 odds and includes matches from the following:
A pleasant afternoon of provincial cricket in Australia was brought to life when one of the player’s girlfriends got involved in the action, so to speak. Not having much to talk about in terms of cricket, the commentators turned to one of the players ladyfriends, Yvonne. “Hey Yvonne give us a wave!” At this point, Yvonne made naughty hand gestures.
No doubt you’re well aware that South Africa is in search of redemption after being on the receiving end of a drubbing in the first test against Pakistan. In that spirit, the proteas have started the second test strongly, getting Pakistan all out for 99 runs. And get this, Imran Tahir picked up five wickets for 32 runs. Mental. Get up to speed with the highlights, here.
Some strange requests have appeared from people asking Jonty Rhodes to unfriend them on Facebook. One person even stated they were glad their grandmother wasn’t alive, as Jonty was her hero. Anyone know what’s going on?
In yet another magnificent example of art immitating life, what we have here is Australian cricketer, Brad Haddin copping a finger to the eye following a poorly-executed high five by a team mate. The scenario is a direct play-acting of a scene from cult classic radio comedy programme, The 12th Man, which was written and performed by comedian Billy Birmingham.