Cricket 17.4.2018 02:23 pm

Cricket SA sad to hear about death of Colin Bland

Cricket SA (CSA) said on Tuesday it had heard with sadness of the passing of Colin Bland in London at the age of 80 after a long battle against colon cancer.

Bulawayo-born Bland represented South Africa in 21 Test matches against New Zealand, Australia and England between 1961 and 1966 and was a pivotal member of a group of young players alongside the likes of Eddie Barlow, Denis Lindsay, Graeme and Peter Pollock who produced a dynamic brand of attacking cricket.

Cricket SA sad to hear about death of Colin Bland
Cricket SA sad to hear about death of Colin Bland

Cricket SA sad to hear about death of Colin Bland

Cricket SA (CSA) said on Tuesday it had heard with sadness of the passing of Colin Bland in London at the age of 80 after a long battle against colon cancer.

Proteas at the IPL: Quinny warms up, Miller out of favour
Cricket

Proteas at the IPL: Quinny warms up, Miller out of favour

Here’s how the South Africans fared after two weeks of the glitzy T20 tournament.
VIDEO: Getting SA’s biggest sporting rivals to down beer
Cricket

VIDEO: Getting SA’s biggest sporting rivals to down beer

As it turns out, the Aussies share more than just our cricket colours.
Proteas at the IPL: AB dazzles, Quinny looks puzzled
Cricket

Proteas at the IPL: AB dazzles, Quinny looks puzzled

Here’s how the South Africans fared on the opening weekend of this year’s tournament.
Now it’s time to become No 1 in Tests – Ottis Gibson
Cricket

Now it’s time to become No 1 in Tests – Ottis Gibson

The Proteas coach is bullish after a comprehensive Test series win over the Aussies and isn’t even worried about their patchy ODI form.
Morne Morkel truly retires at the top of his game
Cricket

Morne Morkel truly retires at the top of his game

The Proteas’ beanpole seamer finished his international career with his highest spot on the world bowling rankings.
Proteas report card: Passing with flying colours
Cricket

Proteas report card: Passing with flying colours

We rate Faf du Plessis and his troops after a historic Test series win over Australia.
How the Proteas team culture ensured a historic series win
Cricket

How the Proteas team culture ensured a historic series win

Faf du Plessis and Ottis Gibson divulge how South Africa kept their nerve while the Aussies self-destructed.
Genius Philander leads Proteas to historic series win
Cricket

Genius Philander leads Proteas to historic series win

South Africa’s king of seam finds some swing too for career-best bowling figures as the Aussies are massacred.
Elgar believes Proteas can win … even at just 60% strength
Cricket

Elgar believes Proteas can win … even at just 60% strength

SA’s victory charge at the Wanderers could be hampered by all three their quicks carrying niggles though they seemed pretty potent on day 4.
Morkel stars in final Test as South Africa close on victory
Cricket

Morkel stars in final Test as South Africa close on victory

A heavily-strapped Morne Morkel made two breakthroughs as South Africa pushed for victory on the fourth day of the fourth Test against Australia at the Wanderers Stadium on Monday.
Injured Morne Morkel launches one last spell of glory
Cricket

Injured Morne Morkel launches one last spell of glory

The lanky seamer, playing his last Test, takes two sticks despite a side strain as the Proteas have Australia on the ropes.
Proteas’ winning recipe will be patience, says Maharaj
Cricket

Proteas’ winning recipe will be patience, says Maharaj

Despite an already substantial lead, South Africa wanted to give the bowlers a bit more rest before one last assault on the Aussie batting.
I felt sorrier for Morkel than myself – Bavuma
Cricket

I felt sorrier for Morkel than myself – Bavuma

Temba Bavuma was left stranded five runs away from his second Test hundred, but Morne Morkel was more upset than he was.
Australia new boys flop as Proteas turn screw
Cricket

Australia new boys flop as Proteas turn screw

The fallout from the ball-tampering saga bites the visitors as their replacements fail against a rampant home side.
Tearful Warner says tampering scandal may spell doom for Australia career
Cricket

Tearful Warner says tampering scandal may spell doom for Australia career

Former Test vice-captain David Warner said he realised he may never play for his country again as he tearfully apologised Saturday over a ball-tampering scandal which has had deep repercussions for Australian cricket.
Shake on it, gents: Captain Tim Paine makes his mark
Cricket

Shake on it, gents: Captain Tim Paine makes his mark

The new Aussie skipper turns over a new leaf by insisting his team shake the Proteas’ hands after the national anthems.
The question marks over Aiden Markram are surely gone
Cricket

The question marks over Aiden Markram are surely gone

After his troubles against India, the young Proteas opener is now settled and primed for greatness at international level.
Proteas make steady start as focus returns to cricket
Cricket

Proteas make steady start as focus returns to cricket

Aiden Markram shines with yet another fifty as Australia fail to take advantage of overcast skies at the Wanderers.
Faf du Plessis: a guru on modern leadership
Cricket

Faf du Plessis: a guru on modern leadership

In a press conference that stretched to 22 minutes, the Proteas skipper cemented his reputation as one of world’s cricket’s keenest thinkers.
More drama as Lehmann quits as Aussie coach
Cricket

More drama as Lehmann quits as Aussie coach

Cricket Australia’s investigation cleared him of involvement in the ball-tampering saga but he’s had enough.
Hashim Amla: Despite the outrage, sympathy needed too
Cricket

Hashim Amla: Despite the outrage, sympathy needed too

Known for his peaceful, un-fussy way of playing, the Proteas stalwart believes Steve Smith and co can be cut a bit of slack.
South African cricket needs Kolpak players. Period.
Cricket

South African cricket needs Kolpak players. Period.

Simple statistics show that these players are keeping an already diluted domestic system competitive.
Desperation probably drove Aussies to cheat, says Ottis Gibson
Cricket

Desperation probably drove Aussies to cheat, says Ottis Gibson

The Proteas coach bemoans how their opponents tarnished their own image and Test cricket, as well the ICC’s inconsistent governance.
WATCH: Hilarious spoof of Bancroft’s tampering goes viral
Cricket

WATCH: Hilarious spoof of Bancroft’s tampering goes viral

Naturally, social media has also poked fun at the ongoing drama with a collection of memes.
Proteas happy to fight fire with fire
Cricket

Proteas happy to fight fire with fire

Faf du Plessis has sympathy for his counterpart Steve Smith but is ‘happy’ his team won’t have to face him at the Wanderers.
Ad Placeholder Id: ad_300x250_1 POS 3
Ad Placeholder Id: ad_300x250_2 POS 4

Ad Placeholder Id: ad_300x600_1 POS 5

hot tips of the day
BEST BET

RACE 8 NO 1 WONDERWALL

VALUE BET

RACE 7 NO 5 SECRET CAPTAIN

RACE MEETING

17 April 2018 TURFFONTEIN

hot tips of the day
Ad Placeholder Id: ad_300x250_3 POS 8

poll