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Pat Symcox

Spinner turned driver

Pat Symcox recently got a hole-in-one in pouring rain, and now dreams of playing on the South African Seniors Tour

Indian Premier League 2009

Spin is the new mantra for Twenty20

The emergence of spin as a match-turner in this IPL has surprised some of the best spinners in world cricket today but South African experts have seen it coming

Cricinfo staff

'His omission doesn't make any sense'

Symcox blames selectors for Pollock retirement

Pat Symcox, the former South Africa spinner, has blamed South Africa's selectors for Shaun Pollock's sudden retirement from international cricket

Cricinfo staff

Money and lack of freedom the reasons

Symcox quits the commentary box

Pat Symcox, the former South Africa offspinner, has announced he will quit as a TV commentator after the South Africa-India series at the end of the year

Cricinfo XI

Taking a stand

Martin Williamson takes a look at the stories behind the record stands for each wicket in Test cricket ... all XI of them

Cricinfo staff

Quality spinners in South Africa left in the lurch

Donald laments drought of spinners

Allan Donald, the former South Africa fast bowler, expressed concern at the lack of quality spin bowlers in the country to compete at the international level

Telford Vice and Nabila Ahmed

January 2006

Two tribes go to Waugh

The rivalry that crackles between these southern hemisphere siblings was abundantly fuelled on the 1997-98 tour

Cricinfo staff

South Africa in Australia, 2005-06

Symcox expects summer of sledging

Pat Symcox has told the Australians to expect a barrage of sledging when the three-Test series begins in Perth next week