This is a column about rugby, not cricket but there were two exposures to what used to be the main summer sport that got me thinking about the one that used to be played in the winter but now is played all year round.

The first was the opening SA20 at Newlands last Tuesday and the second was the next game at the venue on Friday. I love cricket, but the shortest format is my least-preferred version. That the opening game between MI Cape Town and Paarl Royals prompted me to come back for more three days later was an endorsement of how enjoyable it was...

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