Ex UCB president Ray White lashes out
Ex UCB president Ray White lashes out

RAY White, the recently-resigned president of the United Cricket Board, believes the UCB has become "little more than the cricket organ of the ANC" and that the game in South Africa is "fracturing along racial lines"

Who's driving South African cricket's rally car?
Who's driving South African cricket's rally car?

Ray Jennings was installed as South African coach until the end of the West Indies tour in May, tasked with turning around their fortunes after adisastrous 2003-04

Upwards on the learning curve
Upwards on the learning curve

The series may have been lost in the end, but South Africa's tour of India was an important learning experience - both on and off the field - that will reap benefits further down the line

Smith unconcerned as South Africa slide down rankings
Smith unconcerned as South Africa slide down rankings

South Africa's shellshocked cricket team arrived back home on Tuesday night, with their captain, Graeme Smith, brushing aside the relevance of his side's slump into the bottom four of the recently-updated one-day international rankings

Pollock looking forward to Calcutta clash
Pollock looking forward to Calcutta clash

It's been a long wait, but for Shaun Pollock, the South African allrounder, it's been well worth it

Wet prospects for Summer Spice final
Wet prospects for Summer Spice final

The prospects of fitting in 100 overs of cricket at Kingsmead today look bleak, but South African coach Graham Ford said on Thursday that the important thing is that his team is switched on and ready to roll their sleeves up whenever they get on the

Kingsmead saved!
Kingsmead saved!

Traditionalists will heave a sigh of relief with the news on Tuesday that the KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union have shelved plans to sell the naming rights for Kingsmead

Natal look for improved performance
Natal look for improved performance

Barring the possibility of playing an additional bowler, there will be no changes to the Natal attack that was cleaned up by Griquas in their opening Standard Bank Cup game for the match against Easterns in Benoni on Wednesday

Nottinghamshire sign young South African
Nottinghamshire sign young South African

Nottinghamshire have signed a young South African all-rounder on a three-year county contract

Maritzburg pessimistic about first-class status
Maritzburg pessimistic about first-class status

The prospects of Maritzburg becoming South Africa's 12th province appear to have dimmed, according to Maritzburg Cricket Association president Mike Hickson

No overseas pro for Natal
No overseas pro for Natal

THE Natal Cricket Union (NCU) decided at an executive meeting in Durban on Monday night not to sign an overseas professional for the coming season, putting paid to suggestions Zimbabwe star Neil Johnson may return to his long-time province

Forde readies Proteas for Sri Lanka.
Forde readies Proteas for Sri Lanka.

The South African cricket team fly to Sri Lanka on Friday eager to maintain their fine record on the sub-continent and to repair some of the damage done by the Hansie Cronje scandal

South Africa Domestic: Maritzburg split
South Africa Domestic: Maritzburg split

The proposal for the acceptance of the inland region of KwaZulu- Natal as a full affiliate of the United Cricket Board will be brought before the national body once again this year, with the full backing of the Natal Cricket Union

Interview with Dale Benkenstein
Interview with Dale Benkenstein

Natal captain Dale Benkenstein has resolved to take his disappointments at national level "on the chin", although he does feel hard done by in terms of his treatment by the South African selectors

Natal's search for a fast bowler extends beyond South Africa
Natal's search for a fast bowler extends beyond South Africa

Natal's search for a fast bowler for next season is extending beyond the boundaries of South Africa as the KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union look to remedy the team's main weakness of the 1999/2000 campaign

Errol Stewart benefit season to kick off in May
Errol Stewart benefit season to kick off in May

Benefit seasons are normally regarded as the cherry on top of a career that has begun winding down, but Errol Stewart, a rare all-rounder in a world of specialisation, has always bucked the trend

Klusener to consult eye specialist after dramatic loss of form
Klusener to consult eye specialist after dramatic loss of form

Lance Klusener, the hero of the 1999 cricket World Cup, will be consulting an eye specialist in Cape Town following his dramatic loss of batting form in Sharjah

KwaZulu-Natal retains all its top players
KwaZulu-Natal retains all its top players

The KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union have hung on to all their top players for 2000/2001, with the 15 Dolphins contracted for next season announced at Kingsmead on Monday

Natal hope to end the trend of losing at home
Natal hope to end the trend of losing at home

That was coach Phil Russell's rallying call Thursday on the eve of Friday's crunch Standard Bank Cup match at Kingsmead in which Natal aim to end a period of Gauteng dominance that has seen them destroy all their opposition since the new year

Natal boosted by the return of Jonty Rhodes
Natal boosted by the return of Jonty Rhodes

The Natal cricket team have been boosted ahead of their crunch Standard Bank Cup match against Gauteng at Kingsmead on Friday by the return of Jonty Rhodes, who was not available for last weekend's crucial game against Border, which the Dolphins lost