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.
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.
England ratcheted up their third Ashes title in a row this weekend. Naturally, the chaps were in a fine mood to celebrate, and they did just that. At around 23h30, the players decided to move their celebrations on to the field.
Charges have been filed in a New Delhi court on Monday 22 July 2013 by Indian police. The charges relate to the match-fixing scandal that took place in 2000 when South Africa toured India.
If you have been wondering how the infamous test match series was started, then this is definitley the video for you.
The South African cricket coach, Gary Kirsten will be stepping down from his position as he has not renewed his contract, Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced today. Kirsten was appointed in August 2011 with a two year contract with the option ot extend.
Former cricketer and curent Pakistan politician Imran Khan suffered minor head fractures when he fell from a forklift at a political rally on Tuesday ahead of Saturday’s general election. Khan and three other men fell at least five meters from a forklift piled with crates.
The Indian Premier league has developed a reputation for throwing some serious dosh about. Last weekend’s auction for the 2013 edition was no different. One of these overnight millionaires was Highveld Lions all-rounder Chris “Tipo” Morris.
Cricketers Shane Warne and Marlon Samuels treated the world to something not before seen on a cricket field yesterday. Click through for the enthralling altercation.
Australia’s all-time leading Test batsman and most successful captain, Ricky Ponting, has announced his retirement from international cricket. He had already called a halt on his captaincy of the Test and one-day team in March last year, but continued on as a player.
If you enjoy a bit of Australia cricket (or any Australian sport) bashing, you will LOVE this. Behold, the headline my GRANDMOTHER sent me, before the historical draw occurred just yesterday. Read on..
Wouldn’t it be lovely if Cricket South Africa came to the party early and extended Gary Kirsten’s contract as national coach? There’s no guarantee that they will.
2oceansvibe’s bi-weekly sports columnist, Sean Wilson, has this week found himself wondering what kind of a team player KP really is, and if “textgate” was just a convenient way for the England and Wales Cricket Board to end their relationship with him.
2oceansvibe’s bi-weekly sports columnist, Sean Wilson, considers the records Hashim Amla and the Proteas may have been able to achieve had they been playing a “timeless” test match. Haroon Lorgat, the recently deposed ICC CEO, suggested that the future World Test Championship may be decided by means of a “timeless” test (i.e. the contest will last [...]
SA Test Cricket legend, Mark Boucher, has announced that he will be retiring from international cricket. This was announced today following a statement read by captain Graeme Smith in Boucher’s absence, who is recovering from eye surgery.
Just four months before England has to defend their World T20 title in Sri Lanka, Kevin Pietersen has announced that he is retiring from all international limited overs cricket with immediate effect.
For the latest issue of The Cricketer, they asked a large panel of cricket journalists, broadcasters, photographers and fans which cricket pitch is the best to watch Test cricket at. And according to the experts Newlands takes a close second place, only behind Lord’s, the symbolic home of the game. See the rest of the Top 10 inside.
Despite rumours of his resignation as SA’s test cricket captain, which spread like wildfire yesterday in social media channels following the Proteas’ resounding defeat to Sri Lanka, Graeme Smith is not resigning. While a comment on Twitter alluded to him possibly stepping down as skipper, he has confirmed that this “is not the case at all”.
It looks like the investigation into the death of Peter Roebuck is far from over. The Australian sports journalist committed at the Newlands Southern Sun hotel last weekend. Police will now question 16 male students who lived with him in his eight-bedroom house. Roebuck had been accused of sexually assaulting one of them before his suicide.
Up until now, motives for Peter Roebuck’s apparent suicide have remained a mystery. Apart from his journalism career, Roebuck was also involved with the cricket coaching of teenage boys. The incident happened immediately after two policemen came see him about a case of sexual assault.
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – NOVEMBER 05, South African cricket team captain Graeme Smith raises his bat after scoring 50 runs against Pakistan during the fourth day-night international match between Pakistan and South Africa at the Dubai Cricket Stadium Gallo Images
VVS Laxman withstood severe back spasms to guide India to a thrilling 1-wicket win over the Aussies this morning to ensure that Ricky ‘Punter’ Ponting is still winless as captain on Indian soil. The hosts were in a bad way at 124-8 chasing 216, but an immense 10th-wicket stand of 81 between Laxman and Ishant Sharma propelled the Indians within touching distance of the win.
You can take the boy out of Maritzburg… Since suffering a monumental loss of form for his adopted, beloved, esteemed, most highly regarded homeland, England, Kevin “KP” Pietersen has made a rather quiet return to KwaZulu-Natal – the land from whence he first spawned. That’s understandable, I hear you say. Sometimes all you need to [...]