Welcome to Short Fine Legs. A cricket podcast that spits off a length into the corridor of uncertainty. A tantalising delivery of hostile snorters that gets tongues wagging like errantly wafting bats. Mostly it's just jargon. Daniel Gallan is a freelance journalist who has spent too much of his life watching highlights of Brian Lara and poring over old scorecards. Join him and an array of guests from the world of cricket.
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With Quinton de Kock retiring from Test cricket, South Africa have lost one of their few genuine world class talents. Can Temba Bavuma make the step up and become the rock in the middle order?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/01/2022 • 12 minutes 24 seconds
The legacy question
Is an athlete just an athlete? Can we ignore their politics, their views on class and race, or their role in a toxic environment that plagues a nation's sport? These are difficult questions but they are worth considering when analysing the likes of AB de Villiers, Graeme Smith, Mark Boucher and Duanne Olivier - four players who have shaped South African cricket for better and for worse.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/12/2021 • 11 minutes 55 seconds
The Netherlands? Yes, the Netherlands.
South Africa take on the Dutch, but rather than feel resentment and a need for revenge as we do whenever whenever our other former colonial master is in town, the men in orange will be greeted with curiosity and a little confusion. Helping to form a clearer picture is Bertus de Jongh, a freelance journo who is the man in the know.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/11/2021 • 34 minutes 20 seconds
Proteas must find Dutch courage
A 3-0 win over the Netherlands is a the least we should expect from South Africa. It's a bold new approach that we'd like to see. Helping Dan find out if this experimental side is up to the task is Mpho Mutloane.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/11/2021 • 27 minutes 30 seconds
Hey CSA play fast and loose with reality
The Proteas performed admirably but still came up short. That's much we can stomach. What we can't digest is the narrative that results don't matter. Cricket South Africa's misguided tweet is an insult to fans and does the important push for transformation a disservice.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/11/2021 • 12 minutes 11 seconds
Eng v SA T20 WC with our friend - Nick Friend
South Africa are going through to the semis! At least they will if they beat England on Saturday in what is surely the most challenging task in world cricket right now.
Finding out how they can/will achieve this, Dan spoke to Nick Friend, journalist at the Cricketer Magazine. they unpacked Jos Buttler's sensational form, Tabraiz Shamsi's legacy and the brewing storm coming out of Yorkshire.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/11/2021 • 27 minutes 49 seconds
South Africa with destiny in their own hands
It was Miller's time against Sri Lanka as the big hitting lefty lived up to the promise to deliver the goods. That means the Proteas are the masters of their own destiny. Can they drag themselves to an unlikely semi-final spot? What awaits in the form of Bangladesh? And what do you make of Temba Bavuma's captaincy on and off the field? These questions and more answered right here.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/11/2021 • 19 minutes 39 seconds
Can South Africa win the T20 World Cup
Dan rides solo as he asks, and answers, the question on the lips of every Proteas fan. Sure, they can win the thing, but how?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/10/2021 • 12 minutes 53 seconds
Paul Adams: Part 2
In this second episode of our special on Paul Adams, Dan makes a the case that the chubby wrist spinner with an alien action is arguably South Africa's most iconic cricketer of the modern age. But it wasn't all clear sailing. Unfair comparisons with Shane Warne, a change in leadership and a freak injury hampered his career. Then a troubled stint as a coach both enhanced and sullied his reputation. Whatever your view, there can be no denying that Gogga left his mark on the game.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/09/2021 • 16 minutes 41 seconds
Paul Adams: Part 1
In this episode Daniel Gallan takes a look back at the extraordinary career of a cricketing legend Paul Adams. the enigmatic leg-spinner captured the hearts of the South African public and this episode shines a light on some of the special moments.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/09/2021 • 20 minutes 44 seconds
SJN Hearings with Simnikiwe Xabanisa.
What comes next for South African cricket? This is a watershed moment for South African cricket. The SJN Hearings have rocked the foundations of the game in the country and now assistant coach Enoch Nkwe has left his post. Helping Dan and Nons unpack this mess is award winning journalist Simnikiwe Xabanisa.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/08/2021 • 37 minutes 25 seconds
Enoch Nkwe Part 2
In the second episode of a special two part interview, The Proteas assistant coach Enoch Nkwe chats to Dan and Nons about his experience learning and coaching overseas and the impact he looks to make in helping the Proteas attain a trophy in 2023. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/03/2021 • 46 minutes 19 seconds
Enoch Nkwe Part 1
In the first episode of a special two part interview, The Proteas assistant coach Enoch Nkwe chats to Dan and Nons about life in cricket. Here he unpacks his early days growing up in Soweto, the cultural challenges of moving to St. Stithians High School and how childhood trauma has shaped his views as a coach.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.