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A MONTH IN SOUTH AFRICA — SUMMARY

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Quite a bit’s happened since my last post. In fact I’m home now, struggling to adjust to the dark, wet evenings of a miserable, mild British winter. But before I provoke too much sympathy dear reader, I should tell you … Continue reading

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TEN DAYS IN CAPE TOWN — DAY TEN

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There’s been a change of plan. For reasons I cannot divulge due to the need for confidentiality (that may sound intriguing, but the reality is far from it) I’m not going home today. I should be on the 20.20 (yep… … Continue reading

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TEN DAYS IN CAPE TOWN — DAY 8

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Funny old game cricket. Sunday was a day that will live long in the memory; Monday a day instantly forgettable. ‘You cheated,’ jokes Allan back at the Commodore. ‘Cheated?’ I ask. ‘Dipping out today.’ ‘Guilty as charged,’ I reply, ‘I … Continue reading

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TEN DAYS IN CAPE TOWN — DAY 6

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TEN DAYS IN CAPE TOWN — DAY 6 It’s Sunday and the second day of the Newlands Test. I wasn’t going to write much about the cricket, but I’ve decided that I will. Because, afterall, that is why we are … Continue reading

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TEN DAYS IN CAPE TOWN — DAY ONE

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Day One Heathrow, Terminal 3, Monday 28th December 17.35 and our ancient, overladen British Airways 747 begins to trundle down the runway. Someone once told me that if you haven’t left the ground after forty seconds, you are in deep … Continue reading

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A BLOG FROM MANLY — MAINLY ABOUT MANLY SPORTS

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Warning: this blog is predominately about Super 15 Rugby; so if that doesn’t float your boat, look away now. I’ve never had much interest in Super Rugby — the Southern Hemisphere competition involving Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and now, … Continue reading

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LETTER FROM MANLY — Days 3 & 4

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DAY 3   I was ill.                  I knew it.        Friday was a wash-out in every sense. The weather was awful so we decided to take the ferry to Sydney but by the time Lisa, the owner of … Continue reading

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LETTER FROM MANLY — DAY 1

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MANLY — THE FINAL FRONTIER Arriving into Sydney airport at around 7.30pm local time, my first impressions of Australia is that it’s caught somewhere between the ‘fifties and the ‘nineties in a post-colonial time warp. Bank notes still sport our … Continue reading

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WILLOW TALK: DEATH IN A FAR-OFF FORGOTTEN HOTEL ROOM.

“To play county cricket,” Sir Gareth Sobers once said, “you have to love eating salad three times a day.” Is it salad that drives so many cricketers to end their own lives or is it the game itself, as cricket … Continue reading

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