The snappers' take on England touring life
If you’ve ever wondered what cricket journalists get up to on tour, then boil the kettle, set aside 25 minutes, and observe (with wry bemusement) the antics of Fleet Street’s finest on England’s recent tour of South Africa.
Another coach derailed
Mickey Arthur's departure as South Africa coach is confirmation of where the power lies in the dressing room. Coaches might pick the team but they certainly don't have total control or accountability for team affairs
Lloyd and Lockie to lead UDRS investigation
Advocate Brent Lockie, a senior barrister from Edinburgh, will team up with the former West Indies captain, Clive Lloyd, to carry out an independent investigation into the Umpire Decision Review System controversy
Cooky and Belly take charge
There's a new regime leading England. We check in with the men at the top
ICC plans meeting to tackle review system
The ICC is planning a meeting with television broadcasters in March to sort out problems arising from the Umpire Decision Review System
ICC panel to review Harper's 'volume mistake'
The ICC will appoint a panel to investigate whether Daryll Harper in the television umpire's room had the volume feed turned up to the appropriate level during the fourth Test between South Africa and England at the Wanderer
England's best lower-order batsman of all time
Graeme Swann has led England's lower-order batting resistance in the last couple of years, with an average that is untouched in their Test history
England's winners and losers in South Africa
Andy Bull, in his blog The Spin in the Guardian , rates England's players in the recently concluded series against South Africa
Why all the doom and gloom?
England have done surprisingly well over the season just past. It's not the end of the world for them by a long chalk
Pietersen has been irresponsible and extravagant
Arthur reveals 'misgivings' about UDRS
The South Africa coach has expressed his "mixed feelings" about the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS), and has called for standardising the use of the system across the world by using all the tools available
The Trott and KP conundrum
Career-best rankings for Smith and Morkel
Graeme Smith, the South African captain, and Morne Morkel, one half of his hostile new-ball pair, have climbed to career-best rankings after South Africa's resounding victory in the fourth Test at the Wanderers.
Strauss's absence sends the wrong message
Nobody can question that Strauss's role has been all-consuming, but now is not the time to rest
England fined for slow over-rate
Andrew Strauss has been rested for England's forthcoming tour of Bangladesh, but he may yet miss more matches for England after his team was fined for maintaining a slow over rate during the course of South Africa's victory in the final Test of the series
'Want an argument for reviews? Put Harper on the field'
England seethed after they found Daryl Harper hadn't heard a nick off Graeme Smith's bat because the volume on his system was not turned up
Swann emerges as talisman for unified England
Graeme Swann was England's standout player in this series, troubling South Africa's batsmen with dip, turn and determination even on unhelpful surfaces, while Alastair Cook, Paul Collingwood, Ian Bell and Stuart Broad all played valuable roles in England'
Morkel's emergence biggest gain
Morne Morkel's evolution was the biggest gain for the hosts in this series, while Dale Steyn, Graeme Smith, Jacques Kallis and Mark Boucher rose to the occasion like true champions
Shared spoils of a memorable contest
History suggested it was going to be a tight series, and in the end 1-1 felt like the right result. You can understand why South Africa felt they should have won, maybe by as much as three Tests to one, but England's resilience played such a part in makin
South Africa take the stats honours
The series was drawn 1-1, but South Africa took most of the stats honours, scoring more runs and centuries, taking more wickets, and averaging more with the bat
Turn it up, Daryl
What's a poor umpire to do if he can't hear over the soothing sounds of whale greetings?
Strauss says rest will save him from burn-out
Andrew Strauss has defended his decision to sit out of England's tour of Bangladesh, saying it is an effort to save himself from burn-out during a busy 18-month period which includes the Ashes series and the World Cup
Andrew Strauss gets it wrong
Smith satisfied after justice is served
This was more like the South Africa who dominated world cricket through 2008 and rose to the top of the tree
Strauss rues missed opportunity
The end, when it came, was swift. England had no more fight left to give