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Cricket: Ireland vs Proteas


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Cricket, Original Content on 15 Mar 2011 at 09:00
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After their fantastic win over hosts India, the Proteas will be confident in their match against the Irish.

Rumour around is that AB de Villiers will be sitting out this match after hurting his thigh. Morne van Wyk will take the gloves. It will be interesting to see who comes into the team.

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  • Chokers by 70 runs or 6 wickets! :twisted:

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.03.11 09:04:56 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Proteas by 135 runs or 7 wickets

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.03.11 09:12:48 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 1) : who chokers, india is not playing today :o

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.03.11 09:18:17 by franshark Reply
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  • Most likly be Ingram to come in for AB, SA by104 or 6 wickets

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.03.11 09:23:51 by franshark Reply
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  • that sucks; that AB is out – I see the next two games as a great opportunity to pile on the runs for both his WC stats and for the team.

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.03.11 09:35:40 by PhillipGibb Reply

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  • SA by 191 runs or 9 wickets. :twisted:

  • Comment 6, posted at 15.03.11 09:41:35 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 6) :

    Very aggresive picks..

  • Comment 7, posted at 15.03.11 10:01:30 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Guess I am in the privvy possy today to lie “voete in die lig” and watch the Sharks game (eventually) and some cricket! Sports injuries have their bonuses! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 8, posted at 15.03.11 10:04:57 by Ice Reply
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  • If we bat first then we will score 380 and win by 300
    if we bowl first (I hope not) then we will get Ireland out for 80 and get that score without loosing a wicket before the 12th over
    How aggressive is that?
    However – it is St Patrick’s Day this week (17th), hmmm.

  • Comment 9, posted at 15.03.11 10:06:19 by PhillipGibb Reply

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  • Pitch Report: Ian Botham says there is some live grass on the pitch, and some bare areas as well. He says it looks full of runs, though it might be a bit two-paced, and the team that wins the toss should bat first.

  • Comment 10, posted at 15.03.11 10:34:18 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • William Porterfield wins the toss and Ireland will bowl first.

  • Comment 11, posted at 15.03.11 10:36:00 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • SA team:

    GC Smith*, HM Amla, MN van Wyk†, JH Kallis, JP Duminy, F du Plessis, CA Ingram, RJ Peterson, J Botha, M Morkel, DW Steyn

  • Comment 12, posted at 15.03.11 10:36:19 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Smith: “We have decided to rest AB. We noticed there could be a bit of dew around in the evening. This is a very important game for us.”

  • Comment 13, posted at 15.03.11 10:36:47 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • AB and Tahir not playing are costing me points on my fantasy league..

    Damn injuries!

  • Comment 14, posted at 15.03.11 10:59:25 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Smith and Amla to open the batting..

    Here we go, big score please boys!

  • Comment 15, posted at 15.03.11 10:59:58 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • SA 12/0 after 3 overs

  • Comment 16, posted at 15.03.11 11:14:18 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Amla getting a move on with a four and six from the 5th over only to lose his wicket..

    Amla gone for 18 off 17 balls

  • Comment 17, posted at 15.03.11 11:21:47 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • SA 24/1 after 4.4 overs

  • Comment 18, posted at 15.03.11 11:22:10 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • van Wyk in at number 3..

  • Comment 19, posted at 15.03.11 11:24:48 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 17) : Aga nooit!

  • Comment 20, posted at 15.03.11 11:31:19 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • Ag # man

  • Comment 21, posted at 15.03.11 11:47:38 by franshark Reply
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  • Starting to rain there hope it goes off. We need a big total here today. Just hope Ireland don’t do a England on us. Doubt it but one never knows.

  • Comment 22, posted at 15.03.11 11:50:03 by Puma Reply

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  • Smiff run out .. Van Wyk is gonna owe him a cold one after leaving him high and dry ..

    68/2 12 overs gone

  • Comment 23, posted at 15.03.11 11:54:42 by CoffeeshopBok;-) Reply

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  • SA 72/2 after 12 overs

  • Comment 24, posted at 15.03.11 11:55:25 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Smiff looks all out of sorts in this WC ..hopefully he comes good at the business end of the tournament.

    van Wyk getting a move on 40(33)

  • Comment 25, posted at 15.03.11 11:56:25 by CoffeeshopBok;-) Reply

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  • van Wyk scoring at quite a rate now..

    2 fours and a six from that last over..

  • Comment 26, posted at 15.03.11 11:56:37 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 26) : He has to, Smith is going to punch him if he doesnt

  • Comment 27, posted at 15.03.11 12:07:30 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • Van Wyk goonneeee bowled !

  • Comment 28, posted at 15.03.11 12:11:15 by CoffeeshopBok;-) Reply

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  • SA 86 runs on the board after 16.5 overs :-) .. With 3 wkts down ??!!

  • Comment 29, posted at 15.03.11 12:17:26 by bergshark Reply

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  • This is going to be an interesting game, with # gone, who is going to score the runs?

  • Comment 30, posted at 15.03.11 12:19:34 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • Just hope +’brien has had his knock of the wc-another one like that vs eng and proteas gonna be in some trouble .

  • Comment 31, posted at 15.03.11 12:23:06 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 30) :

    Hopefully Kallis digs in and bats through with others chipping in.

    This wicket is unpredictable imo and with the odd ball skidding on and staying very low its difficult.

    Anything over 220 sould be defendable if the wicket doesn’t change ..

  • Comment 32, posted at 15.03.11 12:25:42 by CoffeeshopBok;-) Reply

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  • Kallis runout :roll:

  • Comment 33, posted at 15.03.11 12:28:09 by CoffeeshopBok;-) Reply

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  • 95/4 20.3 overs

  • Comment 34, posted at 15.03.11 12:28:47 by CoffeeshopBok;-) Reply

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  • @CoffeeshopBok;-) (Comment 32) : Digs in….. :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 35, posted at 15.03.11 12:29:28 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • Eish :-( looking like this might be another upset .. :-(

  • Comment 36, posted at 15.03.11 12:32:02 by bergshark Reply

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  • Stat on tv read : 50 balls since last boundary.

  • Comment 37, posted at 15.03.11 12:35:05 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 35) :

    :grin:

    Had a laugh myself ..if he actually dived he would have been comfortably in ..

    The bloggers jinx :evil:

  • Comment 38, posted at 15.03.11 12:36:09 by CoffeeshopBok;-) Reply

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  • 111/4 :roll:

    Come on Proteas.

  • Comment 39, posted at 15.03.11 12:45:03 by Puma Reply

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  • @Puma (Comment 39) :

    around the 220 mark and we should be too good for them.

  • Comment 40, posted at 15.03.11 12:47:00 by CoffeeshopBok;-) Reply

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  • Another wkt??!!

  • Comment 41, posted at 15.03.11 12:49:28 by bergshark Reply

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  • we’re seriously battling against Ireland?

  • Comment 42, posted at 15.03.11 12:49:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • 117/5 after 26/5 overs. :shock: :roll:

  • Comment 43, posted at 15.03.11 12:49:57 by Puma Reply

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  • @Puma (Comment 43) : 26.5 overs.

    Man we are letting this one slip.

  • Comment 44, posted at 15.03.11 12:50:37 by Puma Reply

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  • Looking bad now..

  • Comment 45, posted at 15.03.11 12:51:01 by bergshark Reply

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  • After the hi of saturday evening,back to the twilite zone on tueasday.

  • Comment 46, posted at 15.03.11 12:52:04 by bergshark Reply

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  • @CoffeeshopBok;-) (Comment 40) : Don’t look like we will even make 150. Really can’t believe this we watching. I have my doubts again. Or are Ireland suddenly a good crici side?

  • Comment 47, posted at 15.03.11 12:52:15 by Puma Reply

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  • Almost duminy gone!

  • Comment 48, posted at 15.03.11 12:53:01 by bergshark Reply

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  • If we lose this we could be in trouble.

  • Comment 49, posted at 15.03.11 12:53:06 by Puma Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 48) : WE in trouble. :???:

  • Comment 50, posted at 15.03.11 12:53:36 by Puma Reply

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  • Unreal.

  • Comment 51, posted at 15.03.11 12:54:09 by bergshark Reply

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  • Nice boundary,need plenty more and need them fast.

  • Comment 52, posted at 15.03.11 12:55:51 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 1) : Did I jinx them :oops:

  • Comment 53, posted at 15.03.11 12:56:55 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • 125/5 after 28 overs.

  • Comment 54, posted at 15.03.11 12:59:02 by Puma Reply

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  • It will be damn funny if we lose this, especially after all the glee when Ireland beat England.

  • Comment 55, posted at 15.03.11 13:05:36 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Good thinking by Biff to give the middle and lower order some practice.

  • Comment 56, posted at 15.03.11 13:08:19 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 56) : It could turn out to be a good thing that the middle/lower order get some extended batting time!

  • Comment 57, posted at 15.03.11 13:11:50 by Villie Reply
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  • Pity Tahir isn’t playing…he would love this pitch!

  • Comment 58, posted at 15.03.11 13:12:31 by Villie Reply
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  • Just changing the subject, has anyone seen the teams of the week and season so far on Sport24 website? Clearly shows that whoever is voting doesn’t actually watch the games.

  • Comment 59, posted at 15.03.11 13:20:38 by Villie Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 56) : Not good if we lose.

  • Comment 60, posted at 15.03.11 13:21:26 by Puma Reply

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  • @Villie (Comment 58) : Is a pity, but think needs to get over that injury for our quarter if we make it.

  • Comment 61, posted at 15.03.11 13:22:59 by Puma Reply

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  • These SA cricketers are a joke.

  • Comment 62, posted at 15.03.11 13:38:23 by Ben Reply
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  • 210/6 after 42 overs.

  • Comment 63, posted at 15.03.11 13:56:44 by Puma Reply

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  • Duminy out for 99.

  • Comment 64, posted at 15.03.11 14:31:16 by McLovin Reply

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  • 269/7

    2 balls to go.

  • Comment 65, posted at 15.03.11 14:31:40 by McLovin Reply

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  • Duminy you clown! :lol:

  • Comment 66, posted at 15.03.11 14:33:11 by klempie Reply

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  • Well done Duminy. Goes on 99 but could have got the 1 for his hundred. Sacrificed that for the team trying to get a 6 from the last ball. Well played JP.

  • Comment 67, posted at 15.03.11 14:33:45 by Puma Reply

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  • 272/7

    50 overs.

  • Comment 68, posted at 15.03.11 14:33:49 by McLovin Reply

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  • Now to bowl out Ireland for 81. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 69, posted at 15.03.11 14:34:21 by McLovin Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 66) : No don’t think he was a clown trying to get extra runs for the team off the last ball. He could have got the 100 but went for the 6 for the team.

    Kudos to JP. He was not selfish there. Well played JP.

  • Comment 70, posted at 15.03.11 14:35:18 by Puma Reply

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  • Come on Proteas. Bowl em out quick. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 71, posted at 15.03.11 14:36:43 by Puma Reply

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  • Ireland can get 202 for SB’s sake :razz:

  • Comment 72, posted at 15.03.11 14:42:56 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Bowl them out for 168 :)

  • Comment 73, posted at 15.03.11 15:01:38 by franshark Reply
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  • Has anyone else done their nut listening to that shit flute music coming on between overs?? :evil: :evil:

  • Comment 74, posted at 15.03.11 15:28:01 by klempie Reply

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  • Paddies are 40/3.

  • Comment 75, posted at 15.03.11 16:00:41 by klempie Reply

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  • Ireland 78/4 (18.1 ov)

    Ireland require another 195 runs with 6 wickets and 31.5 overs remaining

  • Comment 76, posted at 15.03.11 16:40:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Ireland 92/5 (21.3 ov)

    Ireland require another 181 runs with 5 wickets and 28.3 overs remaining

    Don’t crumble to quickly guys. i only have SA winning by 115 runs

  • Comment 77, posted at 15.03.11 16:52:18 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Ireland 92/6 (21.5 ov)

    Ireland require another 181 runs with 4 wickets and 28.1 overs remaining
    :???:

  • Comment 78, posted at 15.03.11 16:56:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • That’s why I almost like you KSA. Just scores. Not too many opinions on cricket. Thanks.

  • Comment 79, posted at 15.03.11 17:00:33 by Speed7 Reply

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  • @Speed7 (Comment 79) :

    I don’t follow it closely enough to form an opinion. :)

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  • @Speed7: yes,and cricket ( being such a boring game),lends itself naturally to plenty of “discussion”-not all always cricket related.

  • Comment 81, posted at 15.03.11 17:04:12 by bergshark Reply

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  • Glad to read it seems as if proteas have this game almost won.wasn’t so sure earlier today.still ,until the last batsman is out or the final ball has been bowled..

  • Comment 82, posted at 15.03.11 17:06:34 by bergshark Reply

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  • Ireland 107/7 (25.5 ov)

    Ireland require another 166 runs with 3 wickets and 24.1 overs remaining

  • Comment 83, posted at 15.03.11 17:14:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 48 more runs

  • Comment 84, posted at 15.03.11 17:28:37 by franshark Reply
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  • Ok to have my score spot on, they now 120/7…make that 123/8

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  • Ireland 127/8 (30.0 ov)

    Ireland require another 146 runs with 2 wickets and 20.0 overs remaining

  • Comment 86, posted at 15.03.11 17:34:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • 137 for 9 after 32.4 overs

  • Comment 87, posted at 15.03.11 17:47:17 by Ice Reply
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  • Ag no man another 29 runs needed (to my pick)

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  • Ireland 137/9 (33.0 ov)

    Ireland require another 136 runs with 1 wicket and 17.0 overs remaining

  • Comment 89, posted at 15.03.11 17:49:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • All out for 141! SA into quarter finals!

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  • Ireland 141 (33.2 ov)

    South Africa won by 131 runs

  • Comment 91, posted at 15.03.11 17:50:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • U see now 141 all out, 27 runs sort of my sb margin, ai!

  • Comment 92, posted at 15.03.11 17:51:22 by franshark Reply
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  • For run victories
    Within 10 runs: 0.7 pts
    Within 11 – 20 runs: 0.5 pts
    Within 21 – 30 runs: 0.3 pts

    I picked SA by 115 so get 0.5 points.

  • Comment 93, posted at 15.03.11 17:51:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    Proteas!

  • Comment 94, posted at 15.03.11 17:52:03 by klempie Reply

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  • I’m back to 3rd. :cool:

    1 Frisbee 37.78
    2 Ferris 36.96
    3 Sandshark 36.93
    4 Fixxxer 36.83
    5 Bergbok 36.30

  • Comment 95, posted at 15.03.11 18:01:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I hope the margin points is going to change from the next round, will never catch up 4-5 points by earning 0,2 points per game…….

  • Comment 96, posted at 15.03.11 18:36:59 by franshark Reply
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  • I was so close!?

    If I got the margin, I would have been fifth..

  • Comment 97, posted at 15.03.11 18:44:27 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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