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Ben Karpinski

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About Me

Ben Karpinski is a South African sports blogger/MC/tweeter with a heart so broken by the Proteas, that movies like the Notebook are slapstick comedies to him. He wakes up very early each morning to add a sporting/manly element to the Gareth Cliff Show on CliffCentral.com, and post that tries to stay in shape to please his girlfriend, and make enough money to keep their cat in prime cuts at dinner.

14-Nov-2018 South Africa and the Mzansi Super League

It's a miracle that the new T20 league in South Africa is even taking place, and we should appreciate this miracle.

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13-Nov-2018 Celebrating the longevity of James Anderson

Even if you don't worship Jimmy Anderson, you have to admire his longevity, something no other bowler is likely to match.

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27-Jul-2018 Are away Tests important to teams today?

Teams like South Africa, who have been incredibly competitive away from home in the past, now seem to have accepted their fate on away tours.

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04-Jun-2018 Is AB de Villiers the last true global cricketing superstar?

The appeal of AB was truly global, and the way cricket is going, he might be the last of his kind.

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20-Apr-2018 Faf du Plessis: An Unlikely Legend of Cricket

Sidelined for so long but now so often the centre of attention: there is something unique about Faf.

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27-Feb-2018 What Kohli taught South Africa

The Proteas' have many lessons to learn from their summer of defeat at the hands of Virat Kohli and India.

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29-Jan-2018 SA vs India & the cruel beauty of a bowler's wicket

This was the only series where 10 wickets fell in every single innings and it was glorious.

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04-Sep-2017 Ottis Gibson's reign will not end well

The new coach of South Africa must deal with many things he cannot control, all under intense scrutiny.

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27-Jun-2017 The incredible second half of 2017

There will be some great Test, ODI and T20 cricket all over the world in the latter half of the year.

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20-Jun-2017 What you need to know about SA T20 Global League

The ambitiously named SA T20 Global League could revive interest in cricket in South Africa.

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