Blast from the past: Nourse tested as noose tightens

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Blast from the past: Nourse tested as noose tightens

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Today in SA sports history: July 9

1947 — Dudley Nourse scores 115 on a treacherous wicket for SA in their second innings, but England still win the third Test in Manchester by seven wickets to stretch their lead in the five-match series to 2-0.

1949 — Bobby Locke becomes the first South African to win a golf major when he wins the first of his four British Open titles. Playing at Royal St George’s, Locke and Ireland’s Harry Bradshaw ended tied on five-under-par 283 after four rounds. They returned the next day for a 36-hole play-off, but Locke dominated, shooting nine-under-par to beat Bradshaw by 12 strokes...

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