Blast from the past: Wales pip Boks despite gallant fightback

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Blast from the past: Wales pip Boks despite gallant fightback

Today in SA sports history: December 2

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Today in SA sports history: December 2

1950 — World bantamweight champion Vic Toweel scores a record 14 knock-downs as he stops Danny O’Sullivan of England in the 10th round at the Wembley Stadium in Johannesburg. That remains the highest number of knock-downs scored in a world title fight.

1960 — Eileen Hurly scores an unbeaten 96 on the opening day of the first-ever cricket Test played by the SA women’s cricket team. They took on England at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth at the start of a four-match series as they became only the fourth women’s team to play international cricket, after England, Australia and New Zealand. The first women’s Test had been contested between Australia and England in Brisbane in 1934. SA, captained by Sheila Nefdt, drew the opening match, played over three days, with a rest day included. The visitors, on 202/4 in the second innings, were 83 runs short of victory when stumps were drawn...

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