Proteas: Do they still have 'small town' appeal?

2020-02-12 11:58

East London’s entry onto the England tour radar is a chance to study the current extent of SA support in less fashionable centres, writes Rob Houwing.

No play before lunch at the Wanderers

2020-01-24 12:36

Rain prevented play before lunch on the first day of the fourth and final Test between South Africa and England at the Wanderers.

'I've worked very hard for days like this' - Bess after bamboozling Proteas

2020-01-18 21:05

England spinner Dom Bess was understandably a happy camper after claiming five wickets against South Africa in PE.

KP calls St George's Park pitch a SHOCKER!

2020-01-17 16:12

SA-born England cricket great, Kevin Pietersen, has slammed the St George's Park pitch in use for the ongoing third Test between the two countries in Port Elizabeth.

Cricket's 'end of innocence': Cronje's Centurion fix, 20 years on

2020-01-17 06:34

With the SA v England on the go, many people in the cricket world are casting their minds back 20 years to another Test in South Africa.

Rabada closes in on SA's '200 club'

2020-01-14 17:17

Another personal landmark is imminent in the booming international career of Proteas strike bowler Kagiso Rabada, writes Rob Houwing.

Pitch, Stokes and brass bands: 5 SA v England talking points

2020-01-12 07:50

Five talking points ahead of a pivotal encounter between South Africa and England in Port Elizabeth.

How cricket's cruelty smacked Quinny in gut

2020-01-10 12:00

Rob Houwing finds it hard to avoid sympathy for Quinton de Kock, who fell in a rash moment of the bid to save the Newlands Test … after a near-watershed vigil.

Adriaan Basson | Little Britain - the day Newlands became England's home ground

2020-01-08 06:20

Adriaan Basson questions why Newlands felt closer to Lord's than a South African home ground during the second Test between the Proteas and England.

England opener Burns out of Sri Lanka tour

2020-01-07 12:09

England opening batsman Rory Burns will miss the tour of Sri Lanka in March after undergoing successful surgery on ruptured ligaments.


Proteas: Is Smuts a new threat to Markram?

2020-02-06 12:33

Rob Houwing on why the eventual return to fitness of Aiden Markram won’t necessarily make him an immediate shoe-in for SA’s limited-overs plans.

Nortje energises Proteas on nutty old day

2020-01-18 22:46

A lengthy crease vigil from Anrich Nortje, three slip-catching gaffes from the equally unlikely figure of Ben Stokes … Rob Houwing sums up a weird day in PE.

Fighting De Kock gives under-fire Proteas hope

2020-01-18 18:13

A half-century by Quinton de Kock gave the Proteas hope as they struggled on a rain-affected Day 3 against England in Port Elizabeth.

Rabada ban: Bullring door opens for Beuran

2020-01-17 12:59

Beuran Hendricks could become a hasty beneficiary of Kagiso Rabada's heavy-blow ban from the final Test against England at the Wanderers, says Rob Houwing.

Faf returns to happy hunting ground as SA look for change of fortune in PE

2020-01-14 18:07

SA captain Faf du Plessis returns to one of his most productive venues, seeking a change of form and fortune in the third Test against England.

Proteas: The hazards of life after Philander

2020-01-14 12:56

With a maximum of 10 days’ play left in Vernon Philander’s Test career, Rob Houwing examines the looming impact of his retirement on the national side.

Denly eyes maiden Test ton in PE Test

2020-01-11 12:15

England batsman Joe Denly is eager to notch a maiden Test ton in the series against South Africa.

WATCH | Buttler calls Philander a 'f***ing knobhead' on live TV

2020-01-08 10:04

England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler was caught on live TV calling Proteas veteran Vernon Philander a "f***ing knobhead".

Grandfather's bets pay off for Sibley from beyond the grave

2020-01-07 13:38

Dom Sibley scooped his family a record £21 600 thanks to his late grandfather Kenneth MacKenzie's faith in his talent.

Elgar adamant he got no edge after controversial dismissal

2020-01-07 06:24

Proteas opening batsman Dean Elgar insists he should not have been given out in the second innings against England at Newlands.

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