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    Yeah none of the guys Iím backing have had a great start to the season. Vandiar out for a duck gone to Robbie P, Wayne Parnell has gone wicketless, Rossouw of the Eagles occupied the crease but didnít push on and Hendricks and Elgar both failed. Although, Virus Petersen hit a century (the first of the SuperSport season) and I quite like him. Farhaan Behardien is currently keeping the Titans afloat and I saw a bit of him in the MTN comp last year and was very impressed with his hitting.

    Other guys Iím supporting are David Miller of the Dolphins, Matthew Arnold of the Titans, Stiaan van Zyl who should be opening for the Cobras this year and Richard Levi also of the Cobras but his still playing provincial cricket for Western Province.

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    Quote Originally Posted by popepouri View Post
    So it's started.

    Looks like it's a poor day with the bat so far. Most of people who I want to progress aren't doing too well.



    That's been a problem for a while. Before Morne Morkel and Dale Steyn, there weren't many who bowled over 130.

    Isn't Matthew Arnold quick?
    Yeah his 'quickish'. Bowled at around 140kph in the U19 World Cup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Didn't Boeta retire?
    Yeah, international cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TT Boy View Post
    Yeah, international cricket.
    Thought he quit South African cricket together. Good to see he's still going to play at First Class level.

    Probably a good idea for him really; now he can focus on the task at hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Thought he quit South African cricket together. Good to see he's still going to play at First Class level.

    Probably a good idea for him really; now he can focus on the task at hand.
    Becoming a professional pilot?

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    With HD gone, and Prince, Kallis or Boucher possibly playing, that Warriors side looks strong and a possible title contender. On it's day the batting lineup could be de Bruyn, A Jacobs, D Jacobs, Prince and Kallis, not to mention the fast bowlers and international spinning allrounders.

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    End of day one scorecardsÖ

    Lions 240/9 (Virus 131, VB van Jaarsveld 51, Robbie P 2/12, Tsotsobe 2/26)
    Eagles 217/7 (Human 81, Bailey 37, Philander 2/35, Zondeki 2/47, Langeveldt 2/50)
    Titans 211 (Bodi 62, Martin van Jaarsveld 58, Behardien 47, Friend 3/33, Smit 2/27)

    Neil McKenzie was scheduled to be playing for the Lions but he suffered a crack rib in the nets facing Andre Nel.
    Last edited by TT Boy; 02-10-2008 at 09:33 AM.

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    Haha is he? Do you know where he is training? That would be so cool to train with one of my favourite cricketers next year..
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    Hearing decent things, at lease pace wise, about Lions youngster Craig Alexander. Believe he has genuine pace, anyone ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langeveldt View Post
    Haha is he? Do you know where he is training? That would be so cool to train with one of my favourite cricketers next year..
    Yeah he missed a game or two last year doing his test/exam. God knows where he did it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodster View Post
    Hearing decent things, at lease pace wise, about Lions youngster Craig Alexander. Believe he has genuine pace, anyone ?
    Alexander has pace, was nippy when he use to turn out for RSA U19's.

    Quick bowlers in South Africa are of course Steyn, Morkel but aside from them only Kruger, Alexander, de Wet, Arnold, Abdullah and Zondeki (occasionally) can testify to having any sort of real pace. Parnell is quickish, around the 135kph mark currently and his only just turned 19 so he may develop into a genuine fast bowler and apparently Quinton Friend of the Dolphins has a bit of pace but I havenít seen him bowl.

    But most of the bowlers in South Africa this year are medium pacers or roly-poly bowlers like Philander and Kleinveldt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by popepouri View Post
    With HD gone, and Prince, Kallis or Boucher possibly playing, that Warriors side looks strong and a possible title contender. On it's day the batting lineup could be de Bruyn, A Jacobs, D Jacobs, Prince and Kallis, not to mention the fast bowlers and international spinning allrounders.
    Fancied and still do the Titans but it looks like they have a problem with transformation targets. Rushdi Jappie is currently opening alongside Kuhn but the guy is 23, averages below 20 and I seriously doubt his anything to tell your Mum and Dad about. No wonder the Titans were pissed when Tahir was classed as 'white'.

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    Bowlers have once again dominated proceedingsÖ

    Close of day two scorecards...

    Lions 255 (Petersen 131, Robbie P 2/12, Tsotsobe 2/29), Warriors 263/8 (Davey Jacobs 59, Arno Jacobs 50, Werner Coetsee 2/16)
    Eagles 296 (Bailey 91, Zondeki 3/62), Cobras 125 (Henderson 29*, Langeveldt 19, CJ de Villiers 4/32, du Preez 4/48), Eagles 78/6 (Rossouw 39*, Kleinveldt 2/19, Langeveldt 2/21)
    Titans 211 (Bodi 62, Friend 3/33), Dolphins 141/5 (Kent 34*, Tahir 5/49)


    The Warriors from reports had the Lions on the knees whilst the Jacobs were at the crease. Davey in particular took a fancy to Andre Nel and smashed him to all parts Ė the pair put on over 100 in nigh on 15 overs until Arno fell softly.

    In Kimberley, the Cobras were saved some embarrassment as they slipped to 60 for 8 but Claude Henderson and the tail slogged them to 125. In reply the Eagles top order was blown away with only 18 year old Riley Rossouw currently offering any form of resistance.

    In Natal, bad weather meant the day was curtailed early but Imran Tahir still found time to take the first fifer of the season. Two leg-breaks accounted for opener Gobind and Miller whilst HD and Ahmed Amla were bowled (and done) by googlies. Morne Morkel bowled economically (18 overs for 39) but from reports his still struggling with the injury he carried during the England tour and wasnít particular threatening on a surface which has pace and bounce. A concern for South Africa.

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    Little has been said about CJ De Villiers. Although I haven't seen him bowl, he seems to take bundles of wickets. What type of bowler is he?

    Morne Morkel bowled economically (18 overs for 39) but from reports his still struggling with the injury he carried during the England tour and wasn’t particular threatening on a surface which has pace and bounce.
    Morne seems prone to injury. He might have a pull a Shaun Pollock, adjust his action and slow his pace.
    Last edited by popepouri; 03-10-2008 at 10:48 AM.

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    Morkel's problems are a worry for SA, he will need to be at his peak for the tour to Australia, however, there is plenty of time before then to correct or recover from any problems.

    Imran Tahir seems to be carrying on from where he left off in England. His googly is a very dangerous delivery.

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