Butcher edges out Key

England team to face South Africa A: ME Trescothick, MP Vaughan (capt), AJ Strauss, MA Butcher, GP Thorpe, A Flintoff, GO Jones, AF Giles, SP Jones, SJ Harmison, MJ Hoggard.

More than likely the probable team for the First Test v SA. Meanwhile, Graeme Smith has some confident and encouraging words to say about his team’s chances here. The title of that peice is “Ray may have an ace up his sleeve,” but Smith’s article fails to imply what that ace might be……..?