Blast from the past: Seeing red over Semenya’s gold

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Blast from the past: Seeing red over Semenya’s gold

Today in SA sports history: August 19

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Today in SA sports history: August 19

1929 — SA’s cricketers can’t push home their first-innings advantage of 234 runs in the final fifth Test against England at the Oval. The hosts got to 264/1 at stumps to force a draw and finish the series unbeaten and on top 2-0. Cyril Vincent took five wickets and Herbie Taylor scored 121 for the visitors. 

1979 — Kork Ballington takes the double at the Czechoslovakian motorcycle grand prix in Brno to retain his 350cc world championship crown. His 250cc triumph was his third straight win in the class, but he’d secured that title at the British GP the previous week. Ballington retained both crowns he had won in 1978...

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