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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.

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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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11-Aug-2016 A cricketing game of "Would you rather..."

Match rained out? Bored at work? In divorce hearing? Play this game with a friend.

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04-Jul-2016 The Proteas need a hero

Cricket is no place for the soft & the Proteas need someone unconventional to shake things up.

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10-Jun-2016 Down with pink!

Who needs a pink ball when a perfectly good white ball is already present?

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18-May-2016 Why can't the Proteas play for their country like they play in the IPL?

The power of pressure and how it has wilted the South Africans.

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25-Apr-2016 Why I don't watch the IPL anymore

From overhype to awful commentators, the IPL is no longer worth it.

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08-Apr-2016 10 things we learned from the T20 World Cup 2016

Ben speaks of 10 things that T20 World Cup taught us.

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