Video of James Kirtley’s astonishing catch

This remains one of my favourite catches and surely one of the very best in one-day history. Just look at it! Click here if you can’t see the video below)

Video of Matthew Sinclair’s catch

There’s something artistic about outfield catches. You just don’t forget the good ones, and this is an absolute corker. (click here if you can’t see it below)

Classic catches video

Some absolute stunning catches here, well worth watching if only to hear the commentators (Richie Benaud, Bill Lawrie and Tony Greig mainly) go nuts. That one by Mark Taylor at first slip was sensational…

Australia having a tough time

It was a very old fashioned day of hard, tough, Test cricket in Perth yesterday. South Africa bowled with superb discipline, good line and length, and had some misfortune with the umpiring. But Australia dug in, toughed it out, and thanks to the ‘brittle’ middle order of Hodge and Hussey, have the whip hand now.

And don’t feel too sorry for the South Africans. They have dropped five or six catches now for the Test and while their ground fielding has been very good, their catching is lamentable; a far cry from the atheletic teams coached by Bob Woolmer. So spare the sympathy for a team that can field.

Geraint Jones…again

He’s had a tough series has Geraint. But did you know his tally of 36 catches is the most for a ‘keeper this year? One of those odd facts that no one can explain! (well, I can try: it’s England’s continued excellent bowling attack which has given him so many to catch)