Cricket 12.12.2017 02:02 pm

Only complain when you’re winning, Boucher tells opponents

The Cape Cobras are allegedly furious that the Titans used a ‘B’-team in their final Ram Slam game but the Protea legend is unapologetic.

Titans coach Mark Boucher has rubbished suggestions that he gifted the Dolphins a victory in the final round of Ram Slam fixtures at the weekend.

Only complain when you’re winning, Boucher tells opponents
Only complain when you’re winning, Boucher tells opponents

Only complain when you’re winning, Boucher tells opponents

The Cape Cobras are allegedly furious that the Titans used a ‘B’-team in their final Ram Slam game but the Protea legend is unapologetic.

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