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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.

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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09-Mar-2017 Does India have an unfair advantage at home?

India are at the top of the ICC Test rankings, but look to the past 4 years for the whole story.

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28-Feb-2017 The Bold New Era of South African Limited Overs Cricket

The Proteas will be going into a major limited overs tournament with something a little more special than before.

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23-Jan-2017 Are we ready for a pitch of two halves?

The best way to make Test cricket more interesting: each team has half the pitch made to order.

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23-Dec-2016 AB can do whatever he likes

AB de Villiers has been hailed as a cricketing legend, but his decision to opt out of Test captaincy may not go down well with some fans.

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30-Nov-2016 South Africa have a proper Test captain again

In Faf du Plessis, the Proteas have finally found a worthy successor to Graeme Smith.

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02-Nov-2016 Aus vs SA Test Series preview

Here’s our preview and SWOT analysis (well, SW anyway) of the upcoming Test series between Australia & South Africa.

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