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Post by Scrappy on Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:31 pm

JONATHAN 'Jonty' RHODES

South Africa was re-instated back to International cricket in 1991
Had they not, how would Jontys sporting career have progressed ?
Jonty Rhodes was an inside /outside striker in field hockey
In 1991 Jonty made the 24 man South African squad for the Barcelona Olympic Games

Jonty Rhodes Quote
" If I had to choose a sport it would be cricket,
Theres more money in it, which is a sad thing to say."

Jonty Rhodes
35-66 Test average
35-11 ODI average
41.14 First class average

Jonty must be considered an allrounder of sorts
Batting/Fielding allrounder
In the course of any game he saved a lot of runs for his team , by being brilliant not bland, in the field
His batting averages of 35 in both forms of cricket was prob worth closer to 40 because of his exceptional fielding
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Post by Scrappy on Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:16 pm

ODI SOUTH AFRICA V AUSTRALIA
1994
SPRINGBOK PARK

AU 6/203...BOON 42...MATTHEWS 3/40

SA needed a 4 to win 3 to tie with 1 ball remaining
Dave Richardson on strike, Dale Fleming the bowler
Dave Richardson was running for a third and was run out by Mark Taylor
Australia won by 1 run

In Flemings 2nd last over he had problems with a faulty run up
Keeper Ian Healy told Fleming to relax
After the game this is what Healy had this to say about Fleming
" He was pushing hard in his run up
My first thoughts were that it was nerves or pressure and that he was trying to bowl fast
I didnt realise he had the wrong run up until I got back to the room"


And the reason why :
Fleming was commencing his bowling run up from the bowling mark of Glen Mcgrath !
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Post by bayman on Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:06 pm

I have no idea if this is true or not but as a kid I was told a player (can’t remember who) left a test match safely confident that they’d be batting all day, however there was a collapse & when they were giving out scores & he heard 7 down he went in a panic looking for a taxi, this player was at the Victoria Park races, if true I wonder whether he got back in time......does anyone know if it’s true & if so who was it ??
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Post by Scrappy on Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:24 pm

I can narrow it down Bayman
It would have happened between December 1884 and December 2007
Then even more if it was either a horse drawn cab or a vehicle cab
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