Blast from the past: Kirstens combine as Proteas cruise to pluck ...

Sport

Blast from the past: Kirstens combine as Proteas cruise to pluck Kiwis

Today in SA sports history: January 14

Sports reporter

Today in SA sports history: January 14

1961 — Yvonne van Mentz becomes the first SA woman to score a Test century, making an unbeaten 105 against England on the second day of the final fourth Test at Newlands. SA declared their first innings on 266/8, ahead of the tourists’ 223, but the match ended in a draw after three days, with England winning the series 1-0. 

1972 — Graeme Pope-Ellis wins the first of his record 15 Dusi canoe marathon crowns after he and K2 partner Eric Clarke negotiate a flooded river and overtake leaders Andre Collins and Peter Peacock near the end of race to cross the finish in a record 9hr 28 min 48 sec. Willem and Roelof van Riet, who had won the previous three years and were also both Berg River champions, got off to a bad start on the first day and then dropped out with Roelof suffering from food poisoning...

This article is free to read if you register or sign in.

Sunday Times Daily

If you have already registered or subscribed, please sign in to continue.

Questions or problems?
Email helpdesk@timeslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.

You have reached the end of the Edition.