Cricket Legend Mike Procter Has Died at 77, South Africans Reflect on His Remarkable Legacy

Cricket Legend Mike Procter Has Died at 77, South Africans Reflect on His Remarkable Legacy

  • Cricket legend Mike Procter, known for his fierce bowling and powerful batting, has passed away at 77
  • Procter's coaching led South Africa to the World Cup semi-finals in 1992, marking a significant moment in the country's cricket history
  • Cricket fans are flooding social media with tributes and condolence messages to Procter's family
Former SA cricket coach Mike Procter passed away
Former SA cricketer and coach Mike Procter passed away. Image: Prakash Singh / Sena Vidanagama
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Former South African cricketer Mike Procter, known for his exceptional skills on the field and later as a coach, has passed away at the age of 77.

Remembering a cricket icon

According to SABCNews, Procter's cricketing journey included playing 401 first-class games. He showed his talent with both bat and ball, amassing 21,936 runs and claiming 1,417 wickets.

Leaving a lasting legacy

As South Africa's first coach post-isolation, Procter led the national team to significant milestones, including the semi-finals of the 1992 World Cup.

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SA mourns death of Mike Procter

His contributions to the game will be remembered by cricket enthusiasts worldwide. South Africans are sending condolences to the cricket fraternity and paying tribute on social media.

Indiphile Indi said:

"Condolence to the family and friends."

TEEGEE mentioned:

"Condolences to his family and the cricket community."

David Nhlanhla posted:

"Rest in peace."

Glenda B wrote:

"One of the greats. MHDSRIP."

Tlou Letebele commented:

"Convener of Selectors if recall, thee best."

@thefallingsweep said:

"Condolences to his family. It was a privilege to listen to him speak in a candid manner for a podcast. Will revisit these episodes to hear his trademark baritone again."

Samraat Maharjan added:

"RIP. Heard a lot about him."

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@Tim_Harris8 shared:

"I remember watching him play when I was a boy. One of my heroes. My father was also one of the first people bowled out by him in a match when he first came to England."

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Hilary Sekgota (Head of Desk for Evening and Weekend content) Hilary Sekgota is the Head of Desk for Evening and Weekend content at Briefly News. She completed a BA in Communication Science from Unisa in 2018 and a Diploma in Journalism from Varsity College in 2010. She also passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative. Hilary joined the Briefly News team in 2022 and started her journalism career at Tshwane Sun. She has 12 years of experience covering current affairs and human interest topics. Email: hilary.sekgota@briefly.co.za

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