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South Africa Cricket Schedule 2012

South Africa Schedule

 

Jan-2012
Tue 17 Day/Night
12:30 GMT, 14:30 local
South Africa v Sri Lanka
3rd ODI – South Africa vs Sri Lanka
OUTsurance Oval, Bloemfontein
Fri 20 Day/Night
12:30 GMT, 14:30 local
South Africa v Sri Lanka
4th ODI – South Africa vs Sri Lanka
De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley
Sun 22
08:00 GMT, 10:00 local
South Africa v Sri Lanka
5th ODI – South Africa vs Sri Lanka
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Feb-2012
Fri 17 Day/Night
06:00 GMT, 19:00 local
South Africa v New Zealand
1st T20 – New Zealand vs South Africa
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Sun 19 Day/Night
06:00 GMT, 19:00 local
South Africa v New Zealand
2nd T20 – New Zealand vs South Africa
Eden Park, Auckland
Wed 22 Day/Night
06:00 GMT, 19:00 local
South Africa v New Zealand
3rd T20 – New Zealand vs South Africa
Seddon Park, Hamilton
Sat 25 Day/Night
01:00 GMT, 14:00 local
South Africa v New Zealand
1st ODI – New Zealand vs South Africa
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Wed 29 Day/Night
01:00 GMT, 14:00 local
South Africa v New Zealand
2nd ODI – New Zealand vs South Africa
McLean Park, Napier
Mar-2012
Sat 03 Day/Night
01:00 GMT, 14:00 local
South Africa v New Zealand
3rd ODI – New Zealand vs South Africa
Eden Park, Auckland
Wed 07 – Sun 11
21:30 GMT, 10:30 local
South Africa v New Zealand
1st Test – New Zealand vs South Africa
University Oval, Dunedin
Thu 15 – Mon 19
21:30 GMT, 10:30 local
South Africa v New Zealand
2nd Test – New Zealand vs South Africa
Seddon Park, Hamilton
Fri 23 – Tue 27
21:30 GMT, 10:30 local
South Africa v New Zealand
3rd Test – New Zealand vs South Africa
Basin Reserve, Wellington
Jul-2012
Thu 19 – Mon 23
10:00 GMT, 11:00 local
South Africa v England
1st Test – England vs South Africa
Kennington Oval, London
Aug-2012
Thu 02 – Mon 06
10:00 GMT, 11:00 local
South Africa v England
2nd Test – England vs South Africa
Headingley, Leeds
Thu 16 – Mon 20
10:00 GMT, 10:00 local
South Africa v England
3rd Test – England vs South Africa
Lord’s, London
Fri 24 South Africa v England
1st ODI – England vs South Africa
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Tue 28 Day/Night South Africa v England
2nd ODI – England vs South Africa
County Ground, Southampton, Southampton
Fri 31 Day/Night South Africa v England
3rd ODI – England vs South Africa
Kennington Oval, London
Sep-2012
Sun 02 South Africa v England
4th ODI – England vs South Africa
Lord’s, London
Wed 05 Day/Night South Africa v England
5th ODI – England vs South Africa
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
Sat 08 Day/Night South Africa v England
1st T20 – England vs South Africa
Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street
Mon 10 Day/Night South Africa v England
2nd T20 – England vs South Africa
Old Trafford, Manchester
Wed 12 Day/Night South Africa v England
3rd T20 – England vs South Africa
Edgbaston, Birmingham
Thu 20 Day/Night
14:00 GMT, 19:30 local
South Africa v Zimbabwe
4th Match, Group C – Twenty20 World Cup
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota
Sat 22 Day/Night
10:00 GMT, 15:30 local
South Africa v Sri Lanka
7th Match, Group C – Twenty20 World Cup
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota
 
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Posted by on January 17, 2012 in Cricket

 

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Amla leads Proteas to big total

A century from Hashim Amla helped South Africa set an imposing target of 302 in the first of five one-day internationals (ODIs) against Sri Lanka at Boland Park on Wednesday.

Amla batted flawlessly for 45.3 overs when he surprisingly edged Lasith Malinga to wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara after scoring 112 runs off 128 balls, with eight boundaries.

Playing in his 100th ODI, Malinga struck early to dismiss Graeme Smith (6) in the third over.

Smith tried to force a shorter delivery to the off-side but got a thin edge to Sangakkara, who took a superb catch to his left.

Amla and Jacques Kallis set a new record against Sri Lanka for the second-wicket, putting on 144 runs, off 158 balls, including 13 fours and a six.

The previous highest was 111 set by Kallis and Boeta Dippenaar, also in Paarl, in 2000/1.

The partnership ended when Amla played straight to Mahela Jayawardene in the covers and the fielder threw to Kallis’ end and nailed the stumps from an awkward angle.

Kallis was well short of his crease after making an elegant 72 runs, off 80 balls, (6×4, 1×6).

AB de Villiers, in his first match as captain, made batting look easy as he raced to his half-century off 36 balls, smashing a four off a full toss from Tillakaratne Dilshan to bring up his milestone.

Amla reached his ninth ODI century, and first against Sri Lanka, in 114 balls with eight fours.

The pair combined for a run-a-ball 50 and went on to share a 91-run stand off 80 balls before De Villiers (52) was bowled by a yorker from Nuwan Kulasekara.

Albie Morkel, back in the side for the first time this summer, played a cameo 25-run innings, off 17 balls, including one four and two sixes, before Malinga struck again. He was caught at long-on by Angelo Mathews, going for a big one.

The highest ODI wicket-taker in 2011 (48 wickets), Malinga completed his 10 overs with finesse and achieved his fifth five-wicket haul, conceding 54 runs.

 
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Posted by on January 12, 2012 in Cricket

 

Proteas frighteningly off pace

Cape Town – Fortunately in some ways, considering the dubiously condensed nature of the itinerary, there is little danger of it turning into a “long” summer for South Africa against the touring Australians.

After all, they’ll have left our shores even while people in some parts of the country are still tempted to brand it late spring.

The main business of the two Tests still lies ahead, but three limited-overs matches into the visit and there can be little doubting that the Aussies look much the hungrier and more twinkle-toed outfit.

The Proteas were fortunate to share the two-game Twenty20 series, courtesy primarily of a freak few overs of meaty tonking from Wayne Parnell and Rusty Theron at the Wanderers on Sunday after all had seemed lost … yet at the eternally weather-jinxed Centurion on Wednesday the visitors very much restored their superiority in winning the first ODI by almost 100 runs.

That is a sobering margin in a severely Duckworth/Lewis-condensed affair.

It is still too early to start rummaging for the morphine in the medicine cabinet; let’s not forget that new coach Gary Kirsten has only been with his charges for just over a week, thanks mainly to the curse of the Champions League in India which prevented the national squad from assembling with any proper time at their disposal to “click” anew as a social and cricketing group after a long off-season.

Still, the schedule for this tour has been out for a good while and Proteas enthusiasts are perhaps entitled to inquire acidly why the undercooked look of their heroes as a collective has really come as no great surprise.

You get a bit of a niggly feeling, too, that amidst the hype and rightful jubilation which accompanied Kirsten’s appointment, a bit of a malaise simultaneously took root among certain established players: “The Indian miracle-maker is here, so all will be well.”

Kirsten alone cannot guarantee success: it needs buy-in and hard, sweaty yards from the men who actually take to the park.

Am I alone in still having a wee suspicion that the Proteas limited-overs squad of early 2011/12 contains one or two too many “chunkies” or naturally ungainly customers who stomp rather than glide about the outfield?

In fairness, acting captain Hashim Amla made the pertinent point after the near-rout at SuperSport Park that the Aussies have had the benefit of a winter tour to Sri Lanka which “hardened” them to a far greater extent than his rusty own side.

Nevertheless, some worrying questions around the South African squad are already creeping onto the table.

Is Amla, who has publicly before made no secret of his preference for “number two” status, really suited to leading the one-day side until AB de Villiers’s return? More pertinently, are there already some fledgling signs that the burden is affecting his precious batting qualities?

Is JP Duminy going to become teenage tearaway Pat Cummins’ series bunny? He has fallen to him three times in three innings, albeit that in the Cape Town T20 he provided a weighty and elegant knock of 67  – more than double the individual tally managed by any other South African in the top five over the course of the trio of games, in fact.

Just how suited is David Miller to a “rebuild” job when the top order is so clearly misfiring? (I don’t doubt his potential as a power-hitting finisher if, touch wood, the specialists above him find some mojo.)

Are Graeme Smith’s problems against left-arm pace becoming too terminal to warrant carrying him in the limited-overs side?

The tragedy on Wednesday was that, after consultation with non-striker Amla, a review was not called for: it would have got the left-hander off the hook against Doug Bollinger’s leg-before-wicket strike although he had been rather beaten neck and crop anyway at first glance, it must be said.

Shouldn’t intended Test series lethal weapon Dale Steyn, who thrives on rhythm yet palpably lacks it at this stage because of a lopsided diet of instant cricket, be pulled out of the third ODI in Durban on October 28 and instead get plenty of first-class overs beneath his belt when the Cobras play the Titans from October 27 in the SuperSport Series at Benoni?

So many questions; already so little time to seize back the initiative from a seemingly fast re-awakening Australia.

Still, it would be unreasonable to lose all faith in that happening.

The Proteas can only get better … can’t they?

 

The Proteas are on dangerous ground against their old foes: they have conceded a lot of early mental ground to them and there are only two more ODIs left to try to turn the mini-series around and, at least in some cases, try to buy some semblance of form for the Tests.

 
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Posted by on October 22, 2011 in Cricket

 

Amla looks forward to return of seniors

South African captain Hashim Amla is looking forward to the return of a handful of big-name players for the ODIs against Australia following a spirited, if wobbly, showing in the drawn Pro20 series.

Were it not for the amazing heroics of Wayne Parnell and Rusty Theron in the last five overs at the Wanderers, South Africa would have lost the series 2-0 and there is clearly much room for improvement against the number one ranked team in ODIs.

The return of Jacques Kallis, Dale Steyn, Mark Boucher, Imran Tahir and Faf du Plessis should add enormously to the team in both the batting and bowling departments heading into the first ODI in Centurion on Wednesday.

“Of course the senior players were missed as they’re such class players, but they were rested to give others an opportunity. We know what fantastic players they are, but we need to get an idea of how the youngsters play,” Amla said after the three-wicket Pro20 victory at the Wanderers.

What the thrilling triumph showed more than anything is that there is a tremendous spirit in the South African team, which Amla is understandably thrilled about.

“There is room for lots of improvement, which is exciting, but it’s always important to get a victory. The teams will change, but the spirit of the team is lifted,” he said.

In terms of the bowling, Theron and Lonwabo Tsotsobe were outstanding, but there is obviously still space for improvement in the attack. Parnell, in particular, did not have a good day with the ball, conceding 44 runs in his four overs.

“We always knew Parnell could bat and he’ll bounce back as a bowler,” Amla said. “He’s still got a lot of improvement to do, but we know he can do it.”

“Lopsy was so economical, but our bowlers are still learning and getting more and more intelligent.”

Amla was understandably fulsome in his praise of the two batting stars, Parnell and Theron, who added an astonishing 64 off 30 balls in their unbeaten eighth-wicket partnership.

“At 84 for seven, a win looked very far away but the guys were pretty calm. It’s a tribute to them and to what we are trying to develop in the team,” said Amla. “It was sensible batting at the end, mixed with big hitting, which won us the match.”

While the likes of Kallis, Steyn and Boucher come with all the experience in the world pre-packaged, the Pro20 side had a youthful look about it and Amla is confident they can develop further into a real force.

“T20 is difficult to build a massive judgment on, but our youngsters have a great attitude and massive desire to learn.

“That’s a combination that can take you really far. We’re lucky guys like Colin Ingram, Heino Kuhn, David Miller, Wayne and Rusty are in our team and doing well. Everyone is behind them and the team is in a good space where they can express themselves,” Amla said.

Australia will obviously be a different kettle of fish themselves in the ODIs, with the return to action of superstars Michael Clarke, Michael Hussey and Ricky Ponting.

 
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Posted by on October 18, 2011 in Cricket

 

Mitchell’s Plain Cricket

WP Sport did a spot check and counted the most representative school in the WP cricket selections, from u13 to u19….and that was Wynberg. Wynberg School have 9 cricketers in the WP teams. There are 5 in the u17 age group and 4 in the u19 group. Rondebosch and SACS have 7, both prominent in the u13 and u15 groups. Bishops have 4, one in each team.

U13
3 Bosch
3 SACS
1 Bishops
U 15
3 SACS
2 St Josephs
2 Bosch
1 Wynberg
1 Bishops

U17
2 Bosch
5 Wynberg
1 Bishops
1 SACS

 

U 19

4 Wynberg
1 Bishops

 

Totals:

Wynberg 9
Rondebosch 7
SACS 7
Bishops 4

 

Ever been to a selection process, it’s a load of crap. Seem my cousins child will come in and a pre-selected team of the previous year. Anyone who is in form got a 1 outta 14 chance if they lucky. Think if we had some of the infrastructure many of the above schools has we could as well be represented all round.

 
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Posted by on June 27, 2011 in Cricket

 

Eagles

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Posted by on June 24, 2011 in Cricket

 

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