• Gary Lemke

    Gary Lemke
    Beauty of De Kock

    Beauty of De Kock

    The first time Sir Viv Richards batted as high as No3 in ODI cricket he came to the crease in only the second over.

    War on spinners

    War on spinners

    Inside the last three months, the ICC has suspended 10 spin bowlers for suspect actions. It’s a farcical situation.

    Steyn's death bowling

    Steyn’s death bowling

    There has been much talk about South Africa’s death bowling, but relive Dale Steyn getting it absolutely spot-on in the last Twenty20 World Cup against New Zealand.

    Parnell expected to be fit

    Parnell expected to be fit

    Proteas all-rounder Wayne Parnell’s shoulder injury sustained in the opening game of the Sunfoil Series season is unlikely to stop him from travelling to New Zealand next month for the ODI triangular series also featuring Australia.

    SA's best-ever 25 players revisited

    SA’s best-ever 25 players revisited

    Staring up from the cover of the book of ‘The 25 greatest South African cricketers of all time’ are 16 faces in black and white and nine in colour. This book, The Selected, was written by two of the country’s most respected cricket journalists in 2007.

    Prince walking a tightrope

    Prince walking a tightrope

    It’s not easy to form an absolute opinion from outside the boundary ropes, let alone 10 000km away, but Ashwell Prince is involved in one of the most sensitive cricket disciplinary issues imaginable.

    Tahir top of pops

    Tahir top of pops

    First it was Quinton de Kock who reached 1 000 ODI runs in the same number of innings (21) as Sir Viv Richards, Kevin Pietersen and Jonathan Trott and now Imran Tahir has also leapt to the top of an exclusive ODI list.

    Berhardien strikes ton in draw

    Berhardien strikes ton in draw

    South Africa ‘A’ won their unofficial two-match series against Australia ‘A’ when the second Test ended in a draw at Townsville.

    For Piedt's sake. Give us more Tests

    For Piedt’s sake. Give us more Tests

    Just as we were sitting bolt upright digesting the best-ever Test debut performance by a South African spinner, we are reminded of the fact that it will be another four months before we get to see the world’s No1-ranked team in action again. 

    Malaysian triumph

    Malaysian triumph

    Being at the Commonwealth Games at Glasgow 2014 reminds me of when cricket was a medal sport. Back in 1998, in Kuala Lumpur. What a golden moment it was too, with South Africa winning the final, against Australia.

    A tale of two one-Test wonders

    A tale of two one-Test wonders

    Albie Morkel and Imraan Khan both made their Test debuts for South Africa against Australia at Newlands, from 19-22 March 2009. Neither played another Test.

    Pollard vs Starc

    Pollard vs Starc

    Kieron Pollard and Mitchell Starc almost come to blows during the IPL

    Boucher at his best ...

    Boucher at his best …

    Proteas wicketkeeper Mark Boucher gives Zimbabwe’s Tatenda Taibu a piece of his mind.