Blast from the past: SA goes low at Lord’s

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Blast from the past: SA goes low at Lord’s

Today in SA sports history: June 10

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Today in SA sports history: June 10

1912 — Dave Nourse scores 13 runs in the first Test against England at Lord’s, and his is the highest score in a dismal innings of 58, which remains SA’s lowest total at that ground. Nobody else made double figures. England, who didn’t make a bowling change after the innings ended in the 27th over, went on to win the match by an innings and 62 runs, bowling out SA for 217 in the second innings two days later.

1989 — Fransie Badenhorst becomes the first SA boxer to challenge for the IBF junior-featherweight crown, but the SA title-holder is stopped by world champion Fabrice Benichou of France in the fifth round of their bout in Frosione, Italy. Welcome Ncita dethroned Benichou the next year, and Vuyani Bungu, Lehlohonolo Ledwaba, Takalani Ndlovu and Jeffrey Mathebula later held the belt...

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