Great South African all-rounder Mike Procter passes away

Mike Procter
Mike Procter

Great South African all-rounder Mike Procter passes away: Mike Procter, a legendary all-rounder from South Africa, died at the age of 77.

Mike Procter, one of the best all-around players in South Africa, passed away. Late on Saturday night, Proctor’s spouse, Marina, gave the South African media confirmation of the information. following issues that arose during cardiac surgery.

Mike Procter’s cricket journey began in the sun-drenched plains of South Africa, where his natural talent and unwavering determination quickly set him apart.

With a distinctive chest-on bowling action and an innate ability to bowl in his own rhythm, Procter emerged as a force to be reckoned with on the pitch.

Despite the challenges posed by South Africa’s sporting isolation during the 1970s and 1980s, Procter’s talent shone through, earning him a place among cricket’s elite.

In his seven Test matches against Australia, Procter demonstrated his mastery of the game, taking an impressive 41 wickets at an average of 15.02.

His contribution to South Africa’s unbeaten run was significant, with the team victorious in six out of seven matches – a remarkable achievement by any standard.

Proctor’s skills with the bat were equally tremendous, as he played a key role in Australia’s historic whitewash by South Africa in 1969 and 1970.

Proctor’s influence, nevertheless, extended beyond his on-field accomplishments. His leadership and tactical expertise were evident when he guided the Proteas to the semi-finals of the 1992 Cricket World Cup, so influencing the future of cricket in South Africa.

Later, as an ICC match referee, Proctor continued to serve the game with integrity and passion and ensured that the spirit of cricket remained intact at all times.

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About: Great South African all-rounder Mike Procter

Procter Personal Details

Full NameMichael John Procter
BirthplaceDurban, Natal Province, Union of South Africa
Died17 February 2024 (aged 77)
Place of DeathDurban, South Africa
NicknameProck, Procky
Batting StyleRight-handed
Bowling StyleRight-arm fast
RelationsWoodrow Procter (father), Anthony Procter (brother), Andrew Procter (cousin)
FatherWoodrow Procter
BrotherAnthony Procter
CousinAndrew Procter
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Procter International Details

National SideSouth Africa
Test Debut20 January 1967 vs. Australia (Cap Number: 228)
Last Test5 March 1970 vs. Australia
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Procter Domestic Team Details

Western Province1969/70
Orange Free State1987/88
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Procter Career Stats

CompetitionTestFirst-ClassList A
Runs Scored226219366624
Batting Average25.1136.0127.94
Top Score48254154*
Balls Bowled15146540412335
Bowling Average15.0219.5318.76
5 Wickets in Innings1707
10 Wickets in Match0150
Best Bowling268162617741426
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