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Smith’s Test cap stolen

2010-12-24 15:23
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Cape Town - The Test cap that Proteas captain Graeme Smith has used from his first ever Test for his country has been stolen whilst travelling from Cape Town to Durban.

Smith revealed this news via his Twitter account earlier in the day:

“Realise this is a long shot, but had my test cap that I've used since my 1st test for Proteas stolen on travel up to Durbs! #cantbereplaced

Cap means a lot to me so if you know anything pls give me a shout......thx “

The Proteas travelled to Durban today in preparation for the second Test against India, which begins on Boxing day.

The caps hold much value to the players in that they are awarded by the national captain as part of a small and personal on field ceremony on the player’s debut.

The reaction to Smith's Tweet was prolific, even on a day when the digital community in South Africa seemed to be away from their computers and smart phones.

Jan Scannell, better known as "JanBraai" on Twitter, and the man who owns the world record for the longest ever braai, was quick to offer a reward via his own Twitter account:

"Donating a whole lamb to whoever finds @GraemeSmith49's test cap. He's chipping in a new unused cap."


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