Ball tampering: Darkest day for Atherton (1994)
It came as a major shock when TV footage showed England captain Michael Atherton rubbing something onto the ball during the Lord's Test against South Africa. Atherton was summoned to a meeting with match referee Peter Burge at the end of play. Dogmatically he insisted he had never used any substance to alter the condition of a ball in his career as he fronted the press. But when he saw the footage Atherton acknowledged that he had not mentioned the dirt in his pocket to the match referee and he was subsequently fined £2000.