Former Proteas captain AB de Villiers has been bestowed honorary life membership at the Marylebone Cricket Club, which owns Lord’s in London.
South African Colin Ackermann claimed world-record figures of 7-14 in Leicestershire’s 55-run victory over the Birmingham Bears at Grace Road.
The Proteas squads for the September and October tour of India, which will comprise three T20Is and as many Tests, have been named.
Former Proteas all-rounder Jacques Kallis has added to the chorus received by batsman Hashim Amla, who retired from all international cricket earlier this week.
Australian batsman Steven Smith retired hurt, but later returned, after being felled by England fast bowler Jofra Archer on day four of the second Ashes Test at Lord’s in London on Saturday.
Australia collected a 251-run victory – and vital 1-0 series lead – over England before the tea interval on day five of the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Monday.
The Proteas have endured a taxing year – on and off the field.