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Meyrick Pringle walks back to his mark

High Fives


Five South Africans who made us sit up and take notice with their questionable styling choices

South Africa celebrate Vernon Philander's dismissal of Joe Root

Schooling South Africa

The country's best cricketing talent comes from about 40 secondary schools, perpetuating an exclusionist attitude which quotas at higher levels can't counter

Tufty Mann with the family that sheltered him during the war

The left-armer who went to war

Tufty Mann was a miserly spinner for South Africa, but before that he was a soldier and captive in World War Two

Ajit de Silva celebrates a wicket

When Sri Lanka went to cuckoo land

Tony Opatha led a rebel side to South Africa in 1982 - a tour on which a certain ill-suppressed madness lurked around the edges

Brett Schultz pumps his fist after dismissing Dave Houghton

When Schultz slung 'em in

All pace and fire, Brett Schultz was a sight to behold, and South Africa's fiercest fast man - for all-too-short a while

Mthetheleli Ngumbela, Stephanus Malan and Foster Tshona

Ngumbela's bridge

Cricket is building links across the racial divide in rural South Africa

Malusi Siboto delivers a ball

'There's no wicket that's flat for a bowler'

Fighting spirit, hard work, and the unshaking support of his mother helped a young man from Langa leopard-crawl his way into the cricketing limelight