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The Most Perfect Man in the Cricketing World

I’m sure all of you have seen the “Most interesting man in the world” shtick from Dos Equis beer commercials. Take the most outrageous thing one can do, and attribute it to the suave looking middle-aged man. We all know … Continue reading

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Life in the Flat Lane

Four years ago, in this very Newlands cricket ground, an epic battle within the battle of a Test match unfolded when two supremely skilled practitioners went against each other. On the third morning of the New Year’s Test, with the … Continue reading

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Windies begin well again but are un-done

As the saying goes, well begun is half done. Unfortunately for the West Indies, this Test series against the top ranked South Africa would represent a case of job only half done. West Indian batsmen on a relatively benign pitch … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 147 with Ajit Wadekar

Former Indian captain and coach Ajit Wadekar talks about the landmark tours to England and West Indies in 1971, handling 4 great spinners, taking over as captain from Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, slip catching, coaching India in the 1990’s, etc. … Continue reading

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On Kenroy Peters’ Debut

On a festive Boxing Day at St. George’s Park in Port Elizabeth, a day of the historic debut of Temba Bavuma as the first black South African batsman to play Tests, West Indies also had their own debutant getting a … Continue reading

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Waiting for Stiaan

Waiting is the hardest part, and Stiaan Van Zyl has done a lot of it. Van Zyl is unlike a lot of the Test debutants. He is 27 years old and has already played 96 First Class matches with a … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 136 with Ian Bradshaw

Former West Indies bowler Ian Bradshaw talks about his short lived Test career, captaincy aspirations, the famous 2004 Champions Trophy final run chase, Barbados club cricket, bowling a 25 over spell in a Test vs India amongst other things. Download … Continue reading

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Wanderers CC, 3 W’s and West Indies Legends

In the Caribbean, if you trip and fall, chances are that you will land on something or someone historic. That’s even more so when it comes to cricket. The Caribbean is one of the last places in the cricketing world … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 130 with Gordon Greenidge

Former West Indian opener Gordon Greenidge talks about the mental and technical aspects of opening the batting, what is expected of a Test opener, his partnership with Desmond Haynes over the years, the great team he played in and the … Continue reading

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Meeting Colin Croft

Presence. Colin Croft has it. The towering height, booming voice and an infectious smile make him the center of attention everywhere he goes. He doesn’t take himself as a former West Indies cricketer too seriously (“I don’t get you guys … Continue reading

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