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I'm absolutely knackered. After the third victory, I went out with my brother, just to take it in.

The England captaincy overwhelms Kevin Pietersen barely weeks after taking over

Sep 2, 2008 Tweet | Share

Welcome to the world of 'Mere Mortals'. The difference between you and the rest of us is that we only have to remember a couple of months back for our last bad month - you have to remember ten years ago.

Neil McKenzie sees the lighter side of Jacques Kallis' poor form in the Test series against England

Aug 13, 2008 Tweet | Share

The glamour boys are coming and the blockers are going home.

South Africa's Test opener Neil McKenzie on the changes to the squad for the ODI series against England.

Aug 13, 2008 Tweet | Share

He deserved it. I love him. To see that cynical little man laughing again is just great.

Kevin Pietersen spreads the love after Steve Harmison fell one short of a maiden fifty

Aug 9, 2008 Tweet | Share

I've had a few text messages this evening asking me who writes them [scripts].

Kevin Pietersen after scoring a century in his first Test innings as England captain

Aug 9, 2008 Tweet | Share

You've got to risk it for a biscuit ...

Paul Collingwood reacts with satisfaction on the shimmied six that brought him his sixth Test century on a thrilling third day at Edgbaston

Aug 1, 2008 Tweet | Share

They need a Ravi Bopara, an Owais Shah - someone with a bit of swagger and arrogance to say 'What you lot are doing isn't good enough. Here's what I can do'. They need someone fresh to liven up the dressing room.

Following England's dreadful start to the third Test against South Africa, Nasser Hussain provides a solution

Jul 31, 2008 Tweet | Share

He plays the ball off the back foot on the offside and on the leg side with a straight bat as good as anybody I've seen since Sobers.

Geoff Boycott can't hide his enthusiasm over watching Stuart Broad bat for England

Jul 22, 2008 Tweet | Share

We didn't know much about Pattinson. We didn't have any footage on him. Whatever team the English put out we were just going to try and prepare with whatever information we could get. Which wasn't a lot.

Hashim Amla admits Darren Pattinson's call-up caught South Africa by surprise. Like everyone else

Jul 19, 2008 Tweet | Share

I haven't seen him bowl - I was asleep when we played them.

Steve Harmison reacts to the surprise call-up of Darren Pattinson

Jul 19, 2008 Tweet | Share

If you've had your roof done by Pattinson, give us a call.

David Lloyd hunts for information on England's new bowler, Darren Pattinson, the 29-year-old former roof-tiler

Jul 19, 2008 Tweet | Share

He's so Australian in his ways you would never believe it. He's a competitive bugger."

Brendan McArdle, the former Victoria allrounder, reacts to news of Darren Pattinson's call-up for England

Jul 19, 2008 Tweet | Share

I think he was meant to go to Alton Towers with the kids today.

A rather bemused Michael Vaughan when asked what he knew about surprise call-up Darren Pattinson ahead of the second Test

Jul 18, 2008 Tweet | Share

I can just see England batting first at Lord's and Andrew Strauss gets a 'roughie'. Then they'll wish they could have appealed.

Mickey Arthur, miffed by England's refusal to use the umpire review system, gets his prediction spot on a fortnight before the series, as reported by Neil Manthorp after the first Test

Jul 15, 2008 Tweet | Share

Sid is the one person that suffers most from sleeping in all these different beds around the country

England's bowling coach, Ottis Gibson blames Ryan Sidebottom's back problems on England's bed-hopping itinerary

Jul 14, 2008 Tweet | Share

I look at Test cricket like life. You're going to have some fantastic days and some dull days: that's what life's all about.

A wise Mikey Holding gives his opinion of a slow fourth morning at Lord's in which South Africa made 54 runs in 28 overs

Jul 13, 2008 Tweet | Share

There is a particular pleasure in listening to cricket in a country where it doesn't exist.

The writer, broadcaster and director, Stephen Fry, speaks of his love of the game and BBC's Test Match Special

Jul 12, 2008 Tweet | Share

Kevin and I would get on a lot better if he kept his mouth shut.

Graeme Smith aims the opening salvo at Kevin Pietersen

Jul 8, 2008 Tweet | Share

Welcome to England, if anyone is out of form or hasn't played in a while, don't worry, we've done everything we can to make sure you get into form as soon as possible.

Andrew Caddick's tongue-in-cheek response to the pitch in Taunton where the South African batsmen made merry in their tour opener

Jul 7, 2008 Tweet | Share

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Tour Results
England v South Africa at Cardiff - Sep 3, 2008
No result
England v South Africa at Lord's - Aug 31, 2008
England won by 7 wickets (with 14 balls remaining) (D/L method)
England v South Africa at The Oval - Aug 29, 2008
England won by 126 runs
England v South Africa at Nottingham - Aug 26, 2008
England won by 10 wickets (with 215 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at Leeds - Aug 22, 2008
England won by 20 runs
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