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Posted 2024-02-18 02:41:47  
Mike. Proctor DIES AGED 77

It's truly a sad day for cricket fans worldwide to hear about the passing of the legendary Mike Proctor. His legacy as one of the finest cricketers ever and an absolute gentleman will forever be remembered. Known as the original Mr. Cricket, Procter possessed extraordinary skills on the field.

Despite his Test career being limited to just 7 matches due to South Africa's isolation, he left an indelible mark with 41 wickets at an impressive average of 15.02. His unorthodox action, mastery of seam and swing, and the infamous riding delivery made him a formidable opponent. Beyond Tests, his first-class record speaks volumes, with 1417 wickets at 19.53, including 70 five-wicket hauls, and a staggering batting tally of 21936 runs, featuring 48 centuries and 109 fifties. Proctor's influence extended to List A cricket, where he competed in 271 matches.

Representing teams like Gloucestershire, Natal, Rhodesia, Western Province, and Orange Free State, he showcased his talent across various cricketing arenas. His presence truly elevated the game, making him a world-beater and an icon among South Africa's remarkable cricketing talents.

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