Clive Eksteen; ‘they stuck the badge on with glue!’

It’s November 12th, 1991. India are hosting South Africa in the second match of a three-game ODI series. South Africa are playing their first series back from isolation, so the historic occasion isn’t lost on anyone. The Gwailor crowd are cheering their home fans on, with Kris Srikkanth and Navjot Sidhu putting on a fantastic … More Clive Eksteen; ‘they stuck the badge on with glue!’

Andrew Hall: From Cronje to Kolpak (part two)

Part one of Andrew Hall’s interview can be found here, discussing his international career. Part two concentrates on County cricket. Case C-438/00. Held in the fifth chamber of the European Court of Justice, the case was between Deutscher Handballbund eV and Maroš Kolpak. None of that will have made much sense – apart from that … More Andrew Hall: From Cronje to Kolpak (part two)

In on Merit

There’s been a bit of a controversy regarding the quota system in South Africa recently. Haroon Lorgat apparently sent Russell Domingo a text message before the New Zealand – South Africa semi-final. CSA denied this, but went on to admit that the quota system (which requires four players of “colour” to be part of the … More In on Merit

Charl Willoughby; ‘glad I ran the race’

Originally published on DV Mace’s Smorgasbord of Sport, 15-Oct-2014. When one thinks of the greatest South African fast bowlers since readmission, it’s easy to think of those who performed shining feats on the international stage: Donald, Pollock, Ntini, Steyn, Morkel, even Philander. However, I was lucky enough to interview one of the best South African … More Charl Willoughby; ‘glad I ran the race’