Andrew Strauss with the Wisden Trophy and series prize

The Investec Ashes

End of African era for England

The third Investec Ashes Test will mark the end of an era for English cricket. For the first time since the fourth Test against West Indies in Antigua in 2004, 139 matches ago, England will take the field in a Test match without a player born in southern

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South Africa acknowledge the crowd on their return to international cricket

South African cricket

The best cricketer not to play a Test?

In an obituary in the Telegraph, Scyld Berry gives a detailed description of the playing days of Clive Rice

Deivarayan Muthu in Chennai

Ashton Agar tosses it up in the nets

Australia A in India 2015

Fit-again Agar hopeful of Australia return

Ashton Agar looks set to play his first competitive game since a shoulder injury sidelined him for four months

Clive Rice bats

1949-2015

The epitome of a South African age

In the 1970s and 1980s, heroes didn't come any more impressive in Transvaal, but in the end, Clive Rice was destined to be part of a forgotten generation

Alastair Cook roars with delight after reaching his first century since May 2013

England v Australia, 3rd Investec Test, Edgbaston

A stronghold for England

Stats preview to the third Ashes Test, at Edgbaston