Blast from the past: Vicus tastes victory

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Blast from the past: Vicus tastes victory

Today in SA sports history: January 18

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Today in SA sports history: January 18

1998 — North West farmer Vicus van Deventer wins the experimental quad bike class at the Paris-Granada-Dakar Rally, though his performance doesn’t stand as an official triumph. Quad bikes were a subcategory of motorcycles.

2000 — England beat SA by two wickets to win the rain-hit final fifth Test at Centurion. Three days were lost to bad weather and, by agreement, England declared their first innings on 0/0 and SA captain Hansie Cronje forfeited SA’s second innings to make a match of it. The idea, thought to be Cronje’s, was initially hailed as a great move for Test cricket, but it emerged later that it had actually been hatched by a bookmaker keen on a result. England had needed 249 to win and reached the target in the 76th over...

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