Blasts from the past: Snell snaffles 1st two Windies sticks

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Blasts from the past: Snell snaffles 1st two Windies sticks

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Today in SA sports history: April 18
1992 — SA’s cricketers play their first Test after 22 years in isolation, taking on the West Indies in a one-off encounter at Bridgetown. Richard Snell takes the first wickets, dismissing openers Phil Simmons (35) and Desmond Haynes (58) to help SA take the early ascendancy, but heartbreak was waiting down the line.
1992 — Welcome Ncita makes the sixth defence of his IBF junior-featheweight crown as he outpoints Jesus Salud in Treviolo, Italy. It turned out to be his last successful defence. On the undercard, in an eight-round fight between two future world champions, Vuyani Bungu lost on points to American Freddie Norwood. Bungu eventually won Ncita’s belt two years later and in one of his defences he faced Salud.

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