Mark Boucher

  • Boucher back to mentor De Kock January 18, 2013

    Johannesburg: Former South African wicketkeeper Mark Boucher, who retired prematurely after a freak eye injury during last year's tour of England has been summoned by chief coach Gary Kirsten to mentor young glovesman Quinton de Kock. Boucher made an appearance at a Proteas training session in Cape Town on Thursday,...
  • Boucher tribute at Newlands postponed January 3, 2013

    Cape Town: A tribute to former South Africa wicketkeeper Mark Boucher has been postponed after his agent's father, who was also a former first-class cricketer, was reportedly murdered. Cricket South Africa said on Thursday that Boucher had requested Friday's planned celebration at Newlands during South Africa's first Test against New Zealand...
  • SA to pay tribute to Boucher at Newlands January 3, 2013

    Cape Town: Cricket South Africa will recognize the career of Mark Boucher with a tribute to the former Proteas wicketkeeper on Day 3 of the first Test against New Zealand at Newlands on Friday. CSA says the day will serve "to honor Mark Boucher and thank him for his enormous contribution...
  • SA's win over Eng was bitter-sweet: Boucher August 22, 2012

    Johannesburg: South Africa's 2-0 win over England in a three-Test series which took them to the top of the ICC rankings was 'bitter-sweet', former wicketkeeper Mark Boucher said here on Wednesday. "It was difficult watching the match from the sidelines, but when I saw the guys with the messages on their...
  • Smith pays tribute to Boucher August 22, 2012

    London: Victory gave South Africa the three-match series 2-0 after they’d crushed England by an innings and 12 runs in the first Test across London at The Oval before the second Test in Leeds was drawn. Smith was wearing a shirt bearing the words 'We miss you Bouch', a tribute to...
  • Boucher won't risk playing cricket August 8, 2012

    Cape Town: Former South African wicketkeeper Mark Boucher has revealed that he has lost the lens, iris and pupil of his left eye and admitted he is "unlikely to play professional cricket in the near future" as a result of the sickening injury he sustained in England last month. Boucher,...
  • Boucher will have a reasonable recovery: Doctor July 26, 2012

    Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa says Mark Boucher's doctor is "cautiously optimistic" that the former Proteas wicketkeeper will have a "reasonable recovery" of the vision in his eye following the accident that ended his international career. Boucher ruptured his left eyeball after being struck by a dislodged bail in South Africa's tour...
  • Boucher positive after second eye surgery July 19, 2012

    Cape Town: Former South Africa wicketkeeper Mark Boucher, who was forced to announce his international retirement after suffering an eye injury before the Test series with England, underwent further surgery on Thursday. Boucher suffered a lacerated eye after being struck in the left eye by a bail during South Africa's warm-up...
  • Cook ton gives England the advantage on Day 1 July 20, 2012

    London: Alastair Cook made a patient century to give England the edge on the first day of the first Test match against South Africa at the Oval on Thursday. Cook made 114 not out as England overcame the loss of captain Andrew Strauss in the first over to reach 267...
  • Boucher could play again, says doctor July 15, 2012

    Johannesburg: The doctor treating former South Africa wicketkeeper Mark Boucher says he could regain some vision in his left eye and play again. Shuaib Manjra told the Sunday Times that tests had not shown any detachment of the retina after the player was hit by a bail last Monday in a...
  • Radio presenter apologises over Boucher remark July 14, 2012

    Johannesburg: A top radio presenter apologised live on air after an unsavoury remark about injured South Africa wicketkeeper Mark Boucher. Boucher was forced to call a halt to his career just ahead of his 1,000th wicket after suffering a serious eye injury in the UK. Jacaranda FM presenter Martin Bester unlocked...
  • De Villiers confident of good show with gloves July 12, 2012

    London: AB de Villiers is all set to keep wicket for South Africa in next week's first Test against England following the freak injury that ended experienced gloveman Mark Boucher's international career. The 35-year-old Boucher, whose tally of 555 dismissals from 147 Tests is a world record, saw his South...
  • Tsolekile to replace Boucher for England tour July 11, 2012

    Boucher was forced to retire from international cricket on Tuesday after suffering a lacerated eyeball during South Africa's tour match against Somerset. Always under Boucher's shadow, 31-year-old Tsolekile made his Test debut against India in 2004 but was left out of the squad since playing his third and last Test against...
  • Tsolekile to replace Booucher July 11, 2012

    Mark Boucher was forced to retire from international cricket on Tuesday after suffering a lacerated eyeball during South Africa's tour match against Somerset. Always under Boucher's shadow, 31-year-old Tsolekile made his test debut against India in 2004 but has been out of the squad since playing his third and last test...
  • Mickey Arthur salutes 'phenomenal' Boucher July 11, 2012

    Manchester: Former South Africa coach Mickey Arthur hailed the "phenomenal" Mark Boucher after the South African wicketkeeper was forced into premature international retirement following a freak eye injury. Boucher had to undergo three hours of surgery after being struck in the left eyeball by a bail on the first day...
  • Boucher blow overshadows South Africa draw July 10, 2012

    London: Mark Boucher's retirement overshadowed half-centuries from Hashim Amla and JP Duminy as South Africa warmed up for next week's first Test against England in a drawn tour match at Somerset on Tuesday. While Amla and Duminy looked in good form, it was Boucher's decision to retire from international action, revealed...
  • Boucher's dream of 1000 dismissals unfulfilled July 10, 2012

    How disappointing it would be for a player who was closing in on 150 Test appearances for his country and required just one dismissal to reach the record 1000 international dismissals to leave the game just before what could have been the biggest assignment of his 14-year career? Mark Boucher,...
  • Boucher should not rush his return: Saba Karim July 10, 2012

    Former India wicketkeeper said, an experienced player like Boucher could have avoided the incident by wearing a helmet. ...
  • Boucher should have wore a helmet: Saba Karim July 10, 2012

    New Delhi: If anyone in the Indian cricket fraternity can understand Mark Boucher's pain of calling it quits after serious eye injury, it is former India wicketkeeper Saba Karim. "It's really unfortunate but probably I can relate to his situation as I had gone through the same situation. The feeling gradually...
  • Boucher retires from international cricket July 10, 2012

    Taunton: Mark Boucher of South Africa was forced to retire from international cricket because of an eye injury on Tuesday, suddenly ending the career of the most successful wicketkeeper in Tests. Boucher, who holds the world record for Test dismissals, said that "with sadness and in some pain" he had to...
  • Boucher ruled out of England tour July 10, 2012

    London: South Africa wicketkeeper Mark Boucher will return home after suffering an eye injury during the first day of the Proteas' tour opener against English county Somerset, his team confirmed on Tuesday. The 35-year-old had to undergo surgery on a "laceration" to the white of the left eyeball on Monday night...
  • Boucher to undergo eye surgery July 10, 2012

    Taunton, England: South Africa's cricket team says wicketkeeper Mark Boucher will undergo eye surgery after being struck by a bail on the opening day of a tour match against Somerset County Cricket Club. The injury occurred Monday when Somerset batsman Gemaal Hussain was bowled by Imran Tahir and the bail was...
  • 'Awesome' South Africa a threat for England June 14, 2012

    Johannesburg: South Africa convenor of selectors Andrew Hudson has labelled the team that will tackle England in a mid-year three-Test series as "awesome". The former Test opener said the 15-man Proteas squad skippered by batsman Graeme Smith had 'unbelievable talent and were a wonderful team that I believe will do...
  • Would reconsider retirement for Kirsten: Boucher June 8, 2012

    Johannesburg: The veteran South African wicketkeeper-batsman Mark Boucher, who in March announced that he would most likely retire at the end of the England tour in August, has now said that he would reconsider his decision of approached by the right people. Though he was not looking at extending...
  • Jayasuriya, Boucher unpaid after Canada farce May 15, 2012

    Toronto: Sanath Jayasuriya and Mark Boucher are among a group of international cricketers yet to be paid for their participation in a friendly Twenty20 in Canada this past weekend. A one-off match between an International XI and Asia XI in Toronto's Rogers Centre, home of Major League Baseball's Toronto Blue...
  • Boucher likely to retire after Eng tour May 11, 2012

    Johannesburg: South Africa could replace their long standing wicket-keeper Mark Boucher with the talented Thami Tsolekile after the tour to England in July and August. Boucher, 35, has been an iconic figure behind the stumps for South Africa since making his Test debut in 1998. Now Cricket South Africa (CSA) is...
  • SA beat NZ in Hamilton Test to take 1-0 lead March 17, 2012

    Hamilton: Vernon Philander achieved his best Test bowling figures of six for 44 and Graeme Smith made an unbeaten half-century on Saturday as South Africa beat New Zealand by nine wickets in the second Test to lead the series 1-0. Philander swept through New Zealand's tail after lunch on the third...
  • South Africa chase No. 1 ranking vs New Zealand March 6, 2012

    Dunedin: South Africa will press their claim to the No. 1 Test ranking when they begin a three-match series against New Zealand from Wednesday. Ranked No. 2 behind England, South Africa have already demonstrated their superiority over eighth-ranked New Zealand in shorter formats, winning the Twenty20 series 2-1 and the one-day...
  • Boucher axed as South Africa make ODI changes December 31, 2011

    Johannesburg: Wicketkeeper Mark Boucher was one of three players dropped on Friday when South Africa named their squad for next month's one-day internationals against Sri Lanka. Boucher, 35, who holds the world record for most Test dismissals (540), batsman David Miller and leg-spinner Imran Tahir have paid the price for...