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“Krom” Hendricks – The Red-Hot Trundler Edged Out of Cricket by Racism

  Book Excerpt: The Pacemen: 100 Years of South African Fastbowlers (Pan Macmillan) by Drew Forrest Drew Forrest’s history of South African pacemen includes the famous, the infamous and those forgotten by the mainstream history. In this chapter, Forrest examines the life – and speed – of the “red-hot trundler” H “Krom” Hendricks, a cricketer from the [...]

(Im)perfect: Race, Identity and the Making of Hashim Amla

  Hashim Amla has arrived. His back-lift to gully now appears the sort of lazy flourish that bored twelve-year-olds develop because they are staggeringly superior to their opposition, rather than the defect that presumed he wouldn’t cut it at international level early on in his career. That twirl of a back-lift is now brought down to [...]