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Wednesday, 18 November 2009 17:57

Sporting Mercenaries?

South Africans representing other countries on the world stage are hardly a new phenomenon. In fact it has gone on for over a century. Whether due to political isolation, immigration, or colonial affiliation, it has long been a fixture on our sporting landscape.Basil De Oliveira and Alan Lamb were England legends. Robin Smith was a Durbanite a Northwood schoolboy. Yet we showed no ill feeing towards them. We wished them well (provided it wasn't against us).

Never before has South Africa enjoyed such a wealth of talent and success in cricket than in 2009. For the first time the country  had in the Protea's,  a team that were ranked the best cricket team in the world, a team which had beaten every side put before them.  Such euphoria over the national team would mean little if there was not a genuine belief that South Africa...

Thursday, 05 November 2009 11:57

"Soft Balls" Hurting English Cricket

With the start of England's cricket tour of South Africa this week it is interesting to see how many Southern Africans grace their team. Including Zimbabwean Coach Andy Flower a total of 5 members of their squad were born in these parts with the majority learning their junior cricket here too. It is little wonder England are looking to other countries to boost their pool of players with the latest warning from a Conservative Member of Parliament in the UK who has warned...

Monday, 02 November 2009 09:25

It's All Hands And Feet, Oh And Eyes !

The game of Cricket is focused around runs. Scoring runs is possible (or else batsmen would refuse to play), but not all the time (or bowlers would refuse to play). It seems that batting in all sports requires skilled co-ordination between the eyes, hands and feet. And the higher the level of competition, the further this visual-motor system is pushed to its limit.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009 11:03

Glenwood's Rugby Coach Ranked Tops !

Sean Erasmus, the current Glenwood High School 1st XV Rugby Coach and Sharks U19 Technical Analysis Rugby coach, was recently sponsored by Discovery SharkSmart and nominated by the KZNRU, to attend the Jake White's Winning Ways Coaching Course held at Kearsney College.

Saturday, 10 October 2009 09:50

Cayley Tonkin - Passion Personified

If you were to look back at South African national sports teams since the post-isolation era you would find with almost certain regularity that they shared one thing in common. Hell, if you had to look at national teams around the world you would find a similar trend since professionalism began to boom. The common denominator being that in almost every instance each member of the team had already finished school.

Sunday, 04 October 2009 20:07

Sprint For Size?

"...I wanna get BIGGER"  "I wanna get FASTER"  "I wanna get STRONGER"   words that are echoed all over the world by countless school boys. Many a conversation between mates on the sports grounds and gyms alike have been about SIZE. The male ego knows no limit to size and boys will go about many ways to achieve it. Well here's a method that can help you gain size but also make you stronger, fitter and faster. It's called SPRINT training!!

Wednesday, 06 November 2013 00:00

Bouncing Back in Cricket Season

In the 19th century, the British Empire was sprawled across the globe, doing its utmost to cover the entire known world, and taking the game of cricket with it. Back then, things were civilized. Gents clad in blazers and ties sat neatly in the grand stand and applauded while enjoying hot cups of tea.

Sunday, 04 October 2009 10:39

SACS Take Gold At Rowing Champs

 

Mention rowing to most of us and it will evoke images of a very traditional nature. Most will often associate rowing with the University Boat Race between Cambridge and Oxford which has contributed greatly to the popularity of the sport.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009 22:50

Nolands Cape Schools Cricket Week

 

 

Despite some inclement weather leading up to this long-running cricket festival, as well as on days 2 and 3, the vast majority of the games were played and completed, with just the second innings of day 2 being washed out and the second innings of just two games on day 3 being washed out.