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/ 4 May 2008

Downs reach Cup final

It was going to take something special to win this tight Nedbank Cup semifinal between favourites Mamelodi Sundowns and AmaZulu at Potchefstroom’s Olen Park on Sunday. The piece of individual magic came from Downs Zimbabwean international midfielder whose stunning 66th minute goal earned the Brazilians their place in the final.

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/ 2 February 2008

Mixed fortunes at Potch athletics meet

The second meeting of the Yellow Pages Ultimate Athletics series, held at the PUK McArthur Stadium in Potchefstroom, was an evening of mixed fortunes. The weather played a huge part as a fierce wind and dust storm caused several events to be cancelled while others were interrupted and completed later in the evening.

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/ 3 November 2007

Pollock’s place not assured

Veteran bowler Shaun Pollock has been included in a 12-man squad named for the first Test against New Zealand at the Wanderers from Thursday, but it is by no means a foregone conclusion that he will play. Although he travelled to Pakistan for both the Test and one-day internationals, Pollock did not play in either of the Test matches.

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/ 3 November 2007

New Zealand on the back foot

On a day on which 18 wickets fell, Friedel de Wet claimed his tenth five wicket haul with figures of six for 50 to give South Africa A a commanding lead of 271 at the end of the second day of their four-day match against New Zealand at Sedgars Park on Friday.

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/ 27 September 2007

Aardklop left in the dark

Festival-goers at the Aardklop National Arts Festival, under way in Potchefstroom, were forced to abandon the afternoon shows half way through on Thursday when the electricity went out in most of the town. It was not immediately clear what caused the power failure but several shows were interrupted and later scrapped as performers and audiences alike waited for the power to return.

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/ 8 September 2007

Majestic Ghana shatter SA’s Olympic dream

A bungling South Africa lost 3-1 to a majestic Ghana team in an Olympic soccer qualifier at the Olen Park Stadium in Potchefstroom on Saturday. Ghana striker Prince Tagoe scored twice and midfielder Obed Ansah netted a splendid goal to join Nigeria at the top of the three-team group competing for a place at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

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/ 28 June 2007

Potch name-change resistance hots up

A group opposed to Potchefstroom’s expected name change to Tlokwe has threatened to ”punish” the town’s residents if the mayor doesn’t reverse the name-change procedure within 40 days, a mayoral spokesperson said on Thursday. Meanwhile, another street sign bearing former president Nelson Mandela’s name has been defaced.

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/ 14 January 2007

Titans leap closer to retaining title

The Titans took a huge step to retaining their Supersport Series title — which they shared last season with the Dolphins — when they beat the Highveld Lions by seven wickets in their match at Sedgars Park on Saturday. In Durban, the KwaZulu-Natal Dolphins were staring down the barrel of an innings defeat against the Diamond Eagles.

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/ 13 January 2007

Langeveldt proves his worth against Titans

Highveld Lions speedster Charl Langeveldt weighed in with six wickets on Friday to put the brakes on the high-flying Titans in their Supersport Series match being played at Sedgars Park, Potchefstroom. The Lions started off encouragingly with Blake Snijman and Alviro Petersen putting on 73 for the first wicket.

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/ 10 December 2006

India beat Rest of SA by 96 runs

India beat the Rest of South Africa by 96 runs on the third day of their four-day match at Sedgars Park on Saturday. With rain and lightning threatening, and the light becoming increasingly gloomy, India wrapped up the Rest of South Africa’s tail-end, with the last three wickets falling for just six runs.

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/ 7 December 2006

India fight back after shaky start

A century by Irfan Pathan helped India to a respectable total of 316-7 at close of play on the first day of their four-day warm-up match against the Rest of South Africa at Sedgars Park in Potchefstroom on Thursday. Pathan was not out on 111 and Zaheer Khan had nine. India, sent in to bat first, were all at sea in the morning session as Morne Morkel mowed down the top order.

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/ 5 December 2006

Will SA bowlers be too fast for India again?

India will have the benefit of playing on one of the best batting pitches in South Africa as they warm up for a Test series against the host nation — but they will also have to deal with another battery of fast-bowlers. The Rest of South Africa team who face the Indians in a four-day match from Thursday include Mornantau Hayward.