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  1. Mntboy

    Cricket......

    Tendo has been an amazingly consistent cricketer for the various teams he has represented and still going strong over in the UK. A very fine allrounder. Probably the best to have not played at Test level. Was trying to access Statsguru as well but struggled due to the ship's slow WiFi. Didn't take the Wikipedia article as an exhaustive or authoritative list. Will have a look at the links provided because I remember that Dale Benkenstein used to be a regular heavy contributor to the Dolphin's cause when he played for them.
  2. Mntboy

    Cricket......

    According to Wikipedia (I know the objections you might raise with that) nobody has done that in our main domestic 4 day comp. Rilee Rossouw has the most runs for a season at 1189 and Vasbert Drakes once took 60 wickets in a season. Both Rilee and Vasbert went on to play International Cricket with varying degrees of success. The records listed makes for interesting reading and it seems that making 800 plus runs a season isn't an easy feat unless your name is Barry Richards. Ditto taking 50 plus wickets a season unless your name is Mike Proctor. All that said, I do agree with the point your making with regards to our domestic system and the need for a strong comp to produce good, well rounded cricketers.
  3. Mntboy

    Cricket......

    My 2cs on the highlighted portions: Andile has at times shown glimpses of being a capable international allrounder but hasn't really made good on that and as you point out he wasn't the only one on this tour in particular. Markram's improved from his previous tour. I think there's still aspects he is working out and devising plans for. We were also missing three players who might've made a difference in QdK, Miller and Ngidi. So perhaps the balance of the team got thrown out a bit as well. And then losing Bavuma during the first game didn't help things either. I don't think our issue is a talent one but rather team balance and skills application thing. Boucher still has a lot of work to do with this team. We could seriously do with another Bob Woolmer type coach! Simply put we just don't put bums on seats. So ja, economics giving us a spanking there unfortunately.
  4. Mntboy

    Cricket......

    And then our batsmen failed the bowlers drastically. We should've been able to get to 204 with relative ease. That said well played Sri Lanka on defending such a meagre target and with it the series. Stops a series of ODI series wins for us over there.
  5. One to keep an eye on. Has signed for the SD Worx team so hopefully she'll progress well in her various disciplines.
  6. Also stoked for Candice Lill at bettering her previous placing at London.
  7. What a race by the Swiss ladies. A clean sweep of the podium and very well deserved. Just loved the way the ladies came to congratulate Jolanda as soon as they crossed the line, shows in what regard she's held by the others. A fantastic race today in tough, almost brutal conditions.
  8. Wouldn't put it past him to go and give all of those a proper bash and to do really well at it too. Incredibly gifted young rider!!!
  9. Barring a bad fall the gold will be going to Pidcock. What a ride by the young man.
  10. And Silver. He's got it in him to close the gap but if he'll be able to contest for a medal is the real question. Either way: GO HATH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  11. What a phenomenal rider he has been on the biggest stage for his various teams. He has been fun to watch and his rivalry with Cav was something else during his best years. The Gorilla will be missed!
  12. What a sprint!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That was so close. Wout Van Aert just underlined his all rounder status. Third stage for him. 1x Mountain, 1x TT and now 1x bunch sprint. Incredible!!!!!!!!
  13. Maybe the Gorilla springs a surprise on all of us. That would be an acceptable alternative to a Cav win.
  14. The 3 man break has 27" on the peloton. I reckon it'll be brought back prior the finale!
  15. Or the crashes in the first week to it's toll, which just so happens to be a heavy one. I reckon it would've been tighter had Thomas and Roglic not had such rotten luck. That said Pogacar is an incredible athlete and is totally deserving of his victory.
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