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Albie Morkel in the field


The other Morkel

He could have been South Africa's next big thing, but finally settled for being an IPL sensation

How green was my boundary: poplars line the edge of the field at the Jacques Kallis Oval

Make a ton, get a tree

At the Wynberg Boys' High School ground in Cape Town, a lot of the greenery has basmen's names on it

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