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Neil Manthorp

Neil Manthorp

    Proteas skip IPL ahead of England tour
    Proteas skip IPL ahead of England tour
    Only four of South Africa’s likely starting XI for the third and final Test of the series in New Zealand, starting on Saturday, will have their...
    ‘Get Kane’ to make SA able
    ‘Get Kane’ to make SA able
    Faf du Plessis admitted that both teams had waited for the other to make a mistake during the Proteas’ hard-fought first Test against New Zealand...
    Black Caps scrap a thriller
    Black Caps scrap a thriller
    South Africa’s Test cricket record against New Zealand suggests complete domination, with 12 series victories out of 15 and three drawn. Only one...
    There’s reason behind the risk-taking of SA cricket’s latest all-rounder sensation
    There’s reason behind the risk-taking of SA cricket’s latest all-rounder sensation
    Certain things are just as you would expect with Andile Phehlukwayo, but others are not as they might seem. It may appear, for example, that he...
    IPL bids shun budding Proteas
    IPL bids shun budding Proteas
    There was a double reason for the majority of South Africa’s cricketers to rue the start of the week, which saw them lose a nail-biting one-day...
    Cricket's rising stars run gauntlet
    Cricket's rising stars run gauntlet
    AB de Villiers and Brendon McCullum laid their sporting souls bare before the epic World Cup semifinal at Eden Park in Auckland two years ago when...
    Test championship signals new dawn for five-day game
    Test championship signals new dawn for five-day game
    On the off-chance that international cricket is played between nations in a meaningful and recognisable format — such as a league — in...
    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...