Basil D'Oliveira Trophy

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Basil D'Oliveira Trophy
Administrator ECB and CSA
Format Test cricket
First tournament 2004-05
Next tournament 2015-16
Tournament format Test Series
Number of teams 2
Current trophy holder  South Africa
Most successful  South Africa (2)
Most runs South Africa Jacques Kallis (1,354)
Most wickets South Africa Dale Steyn (46)

The Basil D'Oliveira Trophy is a trophy played for by England and South Africa in the sport of cricket.[1] The trophy is awarded to the team that wins a Test series between the two nations. If the series is a draw, the holder keeps the trophy. It was first contested in the 2004-05 series played in South Africa.

The trophy is named for Basil D'Oliveira, a South African born English Test cricketer whose inclusion in the English squad to tour South Africa in 1968-69 led to the cancellation of the tour following objections from South African authorities due to D'Oliveira's classification as "coloured".[2]

Season Venue Player
of Series
Drawn Most wins Holder
2004-05[3] South Africa Andrew Strauss (Eng) 2 1 2 England England
2008[4] England Kevin Pietersen (Eng)
Graeme Smith (RSA)
1 2 1 South Africa South Africa
2009-10[5] South Africa Mark Boucher (RSA)
Graeme Swann (Eng)
1 1 2 Drawn South Africa
2012[6] England Matt Prior (Eng)
Hashim Amla (RSA)
0 2 1 South Africa South Africa
Total 4 6 6 South Africa South Africa


  1. ^ Wisden Cricinfo staff. "D'Oliveira honoured by South Africa". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Basil D'Oliveira". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Basil D'Oliveira Trophy, 2004/05". ESPNcricinfo. 
  4. ^ "Basil D'Oliveira Trophy, 2008". ESPNcricinfo. 
  5. ^ "Basil D'Oliveira Trophy, 2009/10". ESPNcricinfo. 
  6. ^ "Basil D'Oliveira Trophy, 2012". ESPNcricinfo.