Blast from the past: Craemer knockout a low blow for Volbrecht

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Blast from the past: Craemer knockout a low blow for Volbrecht

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Today in SA sports history: May 8

1976 — Welterweight Harold Volbrecht, who would go on to make a record 19 defences of his South African title, suffers the first defeat of his professional career, losing by knockout to Gert Craemer. It was Volbrecht’s fifth paid outing and he insisted he was felled after a series of low blows not picked up by the referee. 

2005 — The Proteas beat the West Indies by eight wickets in a rain-shortened ODI in Kingston. Boeta Dippenaar scored an unbeaten 60 and Herschelle Gibbs 44 not out as SA reached the revised target of 124, with 38 balls remaining. The home side had made 152/7 in their 50 overs. The win gave SA a 2-0 lead in the five-match series...

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