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Neil Manthorp

Neil Manthorp

    Hero to villain? AB becomes the latest Protea to walk gauntlet of public scrutiny
    Hero to villain? AB becomes the latest Protea to walk gauntlet of public scrutiny
    The tide of sympathetic public opinion turned undeniably away from AB de Villiers this week when he confirmed that he would not just miss the...
    Russell Domingo silences his critics
    Russell Domingo silences his critics
    When Gary Kirsten became national coach in 2012 and appointed Russell Domingo as his assistant, it was, to a degree, payback.
    Proteas results prove that critics couldn't rustle Domingo
    Proteas results prove that critics couldn't rustle Domingo
    When Gary Kirsten became Proteas coach in 2012 and appointed Russell Domingo as his assistant he was, to a degree, returning the favour for the...
    Young Ones come into their own
    Young Ones come into their own
    In a bleak year worldwide, at least South African cricket supporters had something to cheer about — a triumphant Proteas performance down...
    Ball-tampering a Faf about nothing
    Ball-tampering a Faf about nothing
    Dismissing the controversy of sugarcoating the cricket ball in order to assist with shine, and therefore swing, as a “laughable joke” sounded...
    ​Proteas are finally doing it the SA way
    ​Proteas are finally doing it the SA way
    South African cricket, the national team and even the administration, attempted to emulate Australia for the best part of 15 years because they...
    ​Bavuma stops clock in sizzling style
    ​Bavuma stops clock in sizzling style
    It is entirely disproportionate to lead the review of a Test match with a single catch or solitary moment of fielding, but Temba Bavuma’s runout...
    Resorting to quotas is a result of the expensive failure to produce black cricketers
    Resorting to quotas is a result of the expensive failure to produce black cricketers
    A week during which the rest of the major cricket nations were furrowing their brows over the lack of context and relevance in bilateral cricket...
    Proteas don't have time to rest on their laurels ahead of Australian fixtures
    Proteas don't have time to rest on their laurels ahead of Australian fixtures
    Such is the level and frequency of disappointment in professional sport, for the majority of players, that a degree of self-deception and kidology...
    ​Kallis's lesson on continually improving was lost on Cricket South Africa
    ​Kallis's lesson on continually improving was lost on Cricket South Africa
    The very best cricketers in the world may have been born with part of their talent but, whatever percentage is described as “natural”, it is...
    The nice guys of cricket leave being dickheads to, well, the real dickheads
    The nice guys of cricket leave being dickheads to, well, the real dickheads
    If consistency in cricket is the Holy Grail for batsmen and bowlers then it is surely “balance” for coaches and selectors. All-rounders are the...
    CSA's match-fixing investigation is not over but the worst is probably behind us
    CSA's match-fixing investigation is not over but the worst is probably behind us
    Growing scepticism and mounting pressure on Cricket South Africa (CSA) to provide proof that match-fixing was not being ignored prompted the...