South Africa and Gloucestershire cricket legend Mike Procter dies aged 77

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  • All-rounder was limited to seven Tests due to apartheid
  • Voted Gloucestershire’s greatest overseas player in 2020

Former South Africa all-rounder Mike Procter, the first man to coach his country after their post-apartheid return to international cricket, has died at the age of 77.

Procter was considered one of the most able players of his generation – a powerful hitter, fierce bowler and latterly a wily spinner – but was restricted to just seven Test appearances due to South Africa’s political isolation.

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