Gilly, Adam Gilchrist in action behind the stumps. Best Australian wicketkeeper / batsman ever. And a gentleman too.

Gilly, Adam Gilchrist in action behind the stumps. Best Australian wicketkeeper / batsman ever. And a gentleman too.

England's Ian Bell dives to make his ground during play on the fifth day of the fifth Ashes Test match between England and Australia at The Oval cricket ground in London

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

England's Ian Bell dives to make his ground during play on the fifth day of the fifth Ashes Test match between England and Australia at The Oval cricket ground in London

Australian batsman Ricky Ponting plays a shot during the fourth day of the second-of-three Test matches between Australia and West Indies April 18, 2012 at Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

Australian batsman Ricky Ponting plays a shot during the fourth day of the second-of-three Test matches between Australia and West Indies April 18, 2012 at Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

AB de Villiers drives straight, South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 2nd day, February 21, 2014

AB de Villiers drives straight, South Africa v Australia, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth, 2nd day, February 21, 2014

Joe Root (Eng) 104, celebrates his maiden Test hundred, vs New Zealand, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 2nd day, May 25, 2013

Joe Root (Eng) 104, celebrates his maiden Test hundred, vs New Zealand, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 2nd day, May 25, 2013

Phil Hughes of Australia hits the ball during day one of the Second Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Melbourne Cricket Ground on 26 Dec 2012

Phil Hughes of Australia hits the ball during day one of the Second Test match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Melbourne Cricket Ground on 26 Dec 2012

Australia's David Warner (R) celebrates his century next to England's Joe Root during the third day's play of the first Ashes cricket test match in Brisbane November 23, 2013. Australian captain Michael Clarke bats during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.

Australia's David Warner (R) celebrates his century next to England's Joe Root during the third day's play of the first Ashes cricket test match in Brisbane November 23, 2013. Australian captain Michael Clarke bats during day three of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 23, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.

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