When Lee was invincible
When Lee was invincible

Former South Africa batsman Lee Irvine remembers his Essex days, batting against John Gleeson, drinking with Arlott, and watching a football game with Kanhai

The charming antiquity of Willowmoore Park
The charming antiquity of Willowmoore Park

The Benoni ground has hosted the likes of Denis Compton, footballers, and other athletes over the years. Might it soon have a bigger role to play in South African cricket?

Wearing a watermelon against Dilley
Wearing a watermelon against Dilley

A teenager bats against county and Test pros and lives to tell the tale

Remembering South Africa's first fast bowling hero
Remembering South Africa's first fast bowling hero

Lindsay Tuckett lost his best years to the war, and when he got the chance to play Tests, he bowled with virtually no support

When little Dave Callaghan went big
When little Dave Callaghan went big

The former South Africa allrounder is best remembered for his 169 in an ODI against New Zealand in 1994

South Africa need to get their bite back
South Africa need to get their bite back

Their mongrel seems to have gone AWOL, tail between its legs

'We play a boring brand of cricket here in South Africa'
'We play a boring brand of cricket here in South Africa'

With New Zealand touring South Africa, Kruger van Wyk, who made the journey in reverse and called New Zealand his home for nearly a decade, talks about his cricket experiences in the land he briefly adopted

Do it like Dean and Kuhn
Do it like Dean and Kuhn

In these times of discontent in South Africa, batsmen like Dean Elgar and Heino Kuhn show that quotas don't necessarily have to cause heartburn

Colin Ingram, South Africa's invisible man
Colin Ingram, South Africa's invisible man

How a talented batsman has come to be an emblem of the neglect of a region

Bavuma's giant leap
Bavuma's giant leap

The South African batsman talks us through his landmark hundred at Newlands against England, an inspiration to an emerging generation of South African players

Why South Africa need to liberate themselves from shame
Why South Africa need to liberate themselves from shame

They're a very good ODI side, if only they can change the culture of their cricket

Remembering 2008
Remembering 2008

As Mickey Arthur takes charge of Pakistan, he could do worse than look back at successful tours of England and Australia eight years ago, when he coached South Africa

The rise of Dwaine Pretorius
The rise of Dwaine Pretorius

The South African bowling allrounder has steadily crept up the wickets chart, while also being handy with the bat

The juju is bad for South Africa
The juju is bad for South Africa

The last few months have been a steep comedown. What has gone wrong?

The return of South Africa, on a tour they didn't want
The return of South Africa, on a tour they didn't want

Exhausted at the end of a long season, South Africa played their first Test on their return to international cricket in Barbados in 1992 - and nearly won

Frontier darkness
Frontier darkness

The Eastern Cape in South Africa has a troubled history, and its cricket is no less complicated

Down to the pointy end in South Africa
Down to the pointy end in South Africa

The domestic season is coming to an end and familiar scenarios are playing themselves out

Walking down Dolly's Cape Town streets
Walking down Dolly's Cape Town streets

There's little in the Upper Cape that commemorates the legacy of Basil D'Oliveira

The freshness that Quinny and KG bring
The freshness that Quinny and KG bring

The two young men have a fearlessness and self-belief that are at odds with the culture of caution that has marked South African cricket for long

South Africa's weird season
South Africa's weird season

From chopping and changing in selection to the latest fixing scandal, the country's cricket is in for testing times, at least in the immediate future