Author

 
Neil Manthorp

Neil Manthorp

    SA’s living won’t be easy this summer
    SA’s living won’t be easy this summer
    The bleakness with which the results from South Africa’s three-month tour of England have been received is to be expected. Some of it may have...
    Hash returns in a blaze of glory
    Hash returns in a blaze of glory
    Hashim Amla was at the centre of attention before a Test match for the second time in a little over six months as South Africa prepared for the...
    Greed was cricket’s game-changer
    Greed was cricket’s game-changer
    It is 2027 and international cricket series between nations are limited to the Ashes and the occasional one-day international or T20 on a day of...
    CSA gambles on T20 pot of gold
    CSA gambles on T20 pot of gold
    It is hard to imagine now but English football was in sharp decline in the late 1980s and, following a five-year ban from European competition in...
    Proteas don’t have it all sewn up yet
    Proteas don’t have it all sewn up yet
    "One bad Test match doesn’t mean we are going to forget a fantastic season in which we have won four Test series, including one in Australia, and...
    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...