Blasts from the past: Rebel tourists bombed back to UK

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Blasts from the past: Rebel tourists bombed back to UK

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Today in SA sports history: February 13

1972 — Eric de Vries, described as “a sort of seam bowler”, takes seven wickets for four runs to help Springs High School Old Boys bowl out Benoni in a club cricket match.

1977 — All-rounder Alan Kourie hits a home run as his Giants team smash Bears 14-0 in a Castle Cup baseball quarterfinal. The previous day Kourie, an all-rounder for the Transvaal cricket side, scored an undefeated 40 runs in a Currie Cup match against Rhodesia before bowling 0/46 in 15 overs. Kourie represented SA in both sports, a feat that has become more difficult in the professional era with longer seasons. ..

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