Entries by David Brooke

Excited Hamza ready to go if selected

Standard Bank Proteas batsman, Zubayr Hamza, doesn’t want to look too far ahead, but admits the possibility of making his debut in the third Castle Lager Test match against Pakistan at Bidvest Wanderers Stadium is an exciting thought. Hamza was selected as the reserve batsman in the squad, and the suspension of Faf du Plessis […]

Paterson’s opportunity to open CWC door even wider

“The selection of our spearhead Dane Paterson for the first two South African One-Day Internationals against Pakistan comes as a fantastic opportunity to open the Cricket World Cup door even wider. He is at the peak of his career and must use this to impress the selectors,” said Faiek Davids, assistant coach of the World […]

Pieter Malan on standby for Aiden Markram

Cricket South Africa today announced the appointment of Dean Elgar as stand-in captain of the Standard Bank Proteas in place of Faf du Plessis for the final Castle Lager Test match against Pakistan, starting at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on Friday. The selectors have also put uncapped World Sports Betting Cape Cobras opening batsman Pieter […]

Cobras, Knights clash ends in a draw

A second successive career-best score in the same match by Keegan Petersen completed an excellent draw for the VKB Knights against the log-leading World Sports Betting Cape Cobras on the final day of their 4-Day Domestic Series encounter in Bloemfontein on Monday. The right-hander, who hit 161 in the first innings, went four runs better second […]

Piedt, Nabe share record stand

A maiden first-class century by Dane Piedt highlighted the penultimate day of the 4-Day Domestic Series encounter between the VKB Knights and the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras in Bloemfontein on Sunday. The visiting captain made 114 (145 balls, 11 fours, 3 sixes) to surpass his previous best score of 92 made against the bizhub Highveld Lions […]

Bedingham century, Verreynne half century, lifts Cobras

David Bedingham’s second franchise century upstaged a career-best 4-Day Domestic Series score by Keegan Petersen as the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras took control after two days of battle against the VKB Knights in Bloemfontein on Saturday. The visitors reached stumps on 249 for four at the halfway stage of the game, 70 runs behind […]

Petersen rescues Knights after horror start

An unbeaten century by Keegan Petersen helped the VKB Knights recover from a horror start to reach stumps on 241 for eight after the opening day of their 4-Day Domestic Series encounter against the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras in Bloemfontein on Friday. After winning the toss and batting at the Mangaung Oval, the hosts […]

Mgijima, Williams return for Knights clash

Pitch the ball up, test batsmen’s defences and produce big partnerships – that is at the core of the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras’ renaissance this season, says Dane Piedt, the skipper, about the 4 Day Franchise Series match against the VKB Knights at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein from Friday 4th January. “The Knights […]

Malan brothers setting the tone up front

The Malan brothers collect runs and accolades like Chad le Clos swimming championship medals. Pieter Malan has struck 625 runs in the 4 Day Franchise series at an average of 56.81. He is the leading domestic run-scorer in the series, while Janneman, who has assembled 562 runs at an average of 51.09, is the third […]