Howard Arthur Bruce GARDINER (3 January 1944 – 10 June 2018) was a prominent wicketkeeper-batsman for Rhodesia, as the country was then known, between 1964 and 1975, and until recently held the record for the most wicketkeeping dismissals in first-class cricket in this country. … More Obituary: Howard Gardiner
This is the second part of Mind the Windows’ chat with Eddo Brandes. Read part one here. Today, it reads like a who’s who of Zimbabwean greats: Zimbabwe’s skippers at the 1987, ‘92, ‘96 and ‘99 World Cups all appear, the illustrious Grant Flower made his presence felt with a first-innings 82, and the previously … More ‘He led from the front’ – the Eddo Brandes story (Part 2)
Journalists are prone to hyperbole: the best ever, the greatest of all time, and the New Somebody are bandied about often. As for ‘what could have been’ – well, that’s where embellishment runs free. So for a writer to suggest what Eddo Brandes ‘could’ve been’ doesn’t mean much.
Robert continues our series on World T20 previews – this time, Zimbabwe, the African underdogs. They’re capable of springing surprises, but will they even get past Hong Kong?
It was the fourth match of the inaugural World T20, with Zimbabwe and Australia both making their first appearance. In the evening shadow of Table Mountain, it was due to be a mismatch. Australia; World Champions just a few months prior. Zimbabwe, meanwhile, had failed to beat Ireland. “I remember it like it was yesterday. … More “We were treated as heroes, absolute heroes”