Archive | September 2012

Kleinveldt new Cobras T20 Captain



With the Proteas set to defend yet another title in the T20 format as the world’s number one, we can expect to see more exciting cricket closer to home when the domestic league kicks of soon.
Closer to the Cape, Western Cape Cricket (Pty) Ltd today announced that experienced all-rounder, Rory Kleinveldt, will captain the Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras on their pre-season tour to Durban starting tomorrow. He will also take the reigns for the first few Sunfoil Series matches before captain Justin Ontong returns from duty with the Proteas in England and the ICC T20 World Cup. Vice captain, Dane Vilas, will remain in that position so that he can continue focussing on his game, contending for a spot in the national team and being mentored into leadership.

New Captain

The Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras play against the Dolphins in a 3 day match from Thursday 13th to Saturday 15th September 2012.


Rory Kleinveldt (Captain)

Qaasim Adams

Alistair Gray

Beuran Hendricks

Justin Kemp

Charl Langeveldt

Johan Louw

Dane  Piedt

Andrew Puttick

Siyabulela Simetu

Mohammed Vallie

Stiaan Van Zyl

Dane Vilas

Monde Zondeki

Team Management

Paul Adams

Salieg Nackerdien

Dieter Swanepoel

Kyle Southgate

Michael Gwilliams




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Currie Cup Action

DHL Western Province moved to top of the Absa Currie Cup Premier Division standings at the halfway stage of the six-team competition after a come-from-behind 29-22 win over the Toyota Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday enabled the Cape side to leapfrog the Sharks into first place.

The Sharks stumbled against GWK Griquas, going down 22-15 in Kimberley on Saturday – a result which sees the KZN side tied with WP and the MTN Golden Lions on log points but drop to third on point’s difference. The men from Kimberley, meanwhile, climb off the foot of the table and into fifth place thanks to their second win on the trot.

And in Saturday’s other match, defending champions the Lions pulled off a 32-23 away win over the Vodacom Blue Bulls to move to second place on the log, with only points difference separating them and WP. The Blue Bulls, meanwhile, find themselves in the totally unfamiliar position of propping up the table after a third defeat in five matches, two points adrift of Griquas.


Giant German catfish turns cannibal


German rivers water, home to the largest Cat fish in the world, easily matching up to the monstrous size of 2.5 m are becoming an increasing problem in German rivers and lakes, eating their own species amongst other larger aquatic animals in rivers now empty of all other fish.

The cannibals have gone on a rampage, as Ducks and even swans on the Isen River in Upper Bavaria have to fear for their lives, because they are being targeted by the giant fish.

Fishermen have been alarmed by the increasing number – and size – of the catfish, which have no natural predators and grow their entire lives.


“The fish are not actually known to eat members of their own species, but by now they are also doing this,” said Manfred Holzner, head of the local fisherman’s association.

Controlling their population is difficult – the fish themselves are notoriously tricky to catch, and nets are generally outlawed in the affected waters. But with the ongoing situation, powers that be could seek to new measures of containment.


Proteas fight back!!

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Pistorius and the Power!! SA break 4x100m World Record!!

Oscar Pistorius and co. gave South Africa their fourth gold medal and set a new world record in 41.78 seconds at the Paralympic Games in London on Wednesday night.

Samkelo Radebe, Zivan Smith, Arnu Fourie and Oscar Pistorius set the stadium alight as they exchanged batons – in the form of an arm tap – first in each leg of the race.

Brazil‘s Alan Oliveira was close to catching Pistorius on the line but the Pistorius’s determination won through in the end.

Our team remained calm before the race and we each knew what we had to do,” said Pistorius after the race.

We came out here to break the world record and we smashed it. “It makes me proud to be a part of this team with these guys tonight.”

As it turned out, the Brazilians were disqualified for not touching the baton within the take-over zone as were the Americans for running out of their lane.

China‘s team jumped up to second place in 42.98 while Germany celebrated as they too moved into the medals with their time of 45.23.


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