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Nixon column: Something has to be done to help protect bowlers too

(Photo: Getty Images) By Paul Nixon Everyone in cricket was shocked by the injury Luke Fletcher suffered almost a fortnight ago when Sam..

July 19, 2017 with 0 Comments

Hayter column: Too much techno is spoiling love for the game

By Peter Hayter Call me a Luddite… No, really, call me a Luddite, please, because if, in the context of television coverage of..

July 18, 2017 with 0 Comments

Pringle column: Being hit by a ball is often an unavoidable thing

By Derek Pringle For those doubting the destructive power of a cricket ball to damage, both physically and psychologically, look no further..

July 18, 2017 with 0 Comments

Manthorp column: Faf back to steer Proteas back on course

Welcome return of Faf du Plessis will bring South Africa to the party

July 17, 2017 with 0 Comments

Hayter column: It’s time to enjoy Cook’s second coming…

By Peter Hayter While Joe Root and his every move would have been subjected to the minutest scrutiny from the moment England’s new Test..

July 12, 2017 with 0 Comments

Big Vernon Philander has earned the right to feast at the top

By Neil Manthorp The suburb of Ravensmead in Parow, 20 kilometres from the centre of Cape Town, has no airs, graces or pretensions. Nothing..

July 12, 2017 with 0 Comments

Manthorp column: The Proteas are underdogs but stand-in Elgar won’t make it easy for England

(Photo: Getty Images) By Neil Manthorp There is something desperately missing from this English summer so far, and I’m not talking about..

July 5, 2017 with 0 Comments

Pringle column: I’m all for change, but there is a problem with the pink ball

By Derek Pringle One day’s play in Essex’s Championship match against Middlesex may not be the kind of sample required by science to..

July 5, 2017 with 0 Comments

Pringle column: So long Tonker! A leader you had to follow

By Derek Pringle In the Essex dressing rooms of yesteryear, famous for their characters, none was bigger or more boldly defined than Brian..

June 28, 2017 with 0 Comments

Manthorp column: South Africa the last domino to fall as T20 cricket falls to global cash moguls

(Photo: Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty Images) By Neil Manthorp It wasn’t necessary to watch South Africa’s insipid performance in the..

June 28, 2017 with 0 Comments

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