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How Dolly changed the colour of our sport

Oct 28, 2016: To better appreciate the value of quotas in sport, take a look again at Basil D'Oliveira's story

Mark Nicholas

County news

Worcestershire plan statue for D'Oliveira

Dec 3, 2012: Fund-raising is underway for a commemorative statue of Basil D'Oliveira at the entrance to Worcestershire's redeveloped New Road ground.

ESPNcricinfo staff

In Dolly's footsteps

Jul 30, 2012: Chips off the old block, Basil D'Oliveira's son Damian and grandson Brett have made it three generations of the family that have played for Worcestershire

Firdose Moonda

Wisden Obituary

Basil D'Oliveira

Jul 1, 2012: Basil D'Oliveira was a fine cricketer who, in more normal circumstances, could have played far more than 44 Tests. But the miracle of his life was that he played any at all

Dear Mr Arlott

Nov 27, 2011: John Arlott wasn't just the voice of cricket. He was a source of comfort and hope to two cricketers who felt themselves alone against the cricket establishment

Sriram Dayanand

The finest non-white South African player of his generation

Nov 21, 2011: Basil D'Oliveira may have become a symbol of the battle against apartheid, but he was a more than handy player as well

Rob Steen

Basil D'Oliveira 1931-2011

'A flagship for all those who despised apartheid'

Nov 19, 2011: Tributes for the South Africa-born former England allrounder Basil D'Oliveira, who has died in England, aged 80

ESPNcricinfo staff

Basil D'Oliveira 1931-2011

Basil D'Oliveira dies aged 80

Nov 19, 2011: Basil D'Oliveira, the South Africa-born former England allrounder, has died aged 80

ESPNcricinfo staff

Worcestershire news

Brett D'Oliveira signs for Worcestershire

Aug 23, 2011: Worcestershire have signed Brett D'Oliveira, grandson to Basil, from their academy on a one-year contract

ESPNcricinfo staff


India's day of glory

Aug 13, 2011: India came to England in 1971 with a record of no wins and 15 defeats in their 19 Tests... but all that changed at The Oval

Martin Williamson


The D'Oliveira Affair

Sep 13, 2008: A timeline of events which led to the cancellation of the 1968-69 England tour of South Africa

Martin Williamson

Basil D'Oliveira

Dolly mixture

Jun 26, 2008: Forty summers ago a Cape Coloured South African playing for England unwittingly threw MCC into crisis over a tour to the apartheid republic

Rob Steen

The man who became a cause

Feb 10, 2008: The D'Oliveira affair, superbly chronicled by Peter Oborne, is a reminder that cricket can be about so much more than just sport

Suresh Menon

Basil D'Oliveira

Hello Dolly

Dec 1, 2006: How a stepped-on sandwich sparked a permanent adoration for D'Oliveira

Steven Lynch

Cricinfo XI

Cricket in crisis

Aug 29, 2006: After a week where cricket made the headlines for all the wrong reasons, we look back on XI other times when the game has taken centre stage for events off the field

Martin Williamson

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2006

Setting the records straight

Jun 23, 2006: Matthew Engel and Andrew Samson on the first-class statistics in South African cricket following apartheid

Matthew Engel and Andrew Samson

WCM archive June 2000
England v Rest of the World 1970

The greatest?

Oct 13, 2005: Steven Lynch talks to some of the veterans of the 1970 Rest of the World series ... one that you won't find in the record books

Steven Lynch

Series deciders at The Oval

All to play for at Kennington

Sep 8, 2005: Australia have tended to start the stronger ... and continue that way as well

Martin Williamson

Historic figure honoured in Queen's birthday list

D'Oliveira awarded CBE

Jun 11, 2005: Basil D'Oliveira, the former English allrounder, has been awarded a CBE in the Queen's birthday honours

ESPNcricinfo staff

October 2001

Cape crusader

Apr 10, 2005: Basil D'Oliveira © Getty Images There is nothing like being the centre of an international crisis to prove a cricketer's true mettle

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