Mike Procter      

Full name Michael John Procter

Born September 15, 1946, Durban, Natal

Current age 72 years 95 days

Major teams Rhodesia, South Africa, Gloucestershire, Natal, Orange Free State, Western Province

Nickname Prock, Procky

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Other Referee

Education Hilton College, Natal

Relation Father - WC Procter, Brother - AW Procter, Cousin - AC Procter

Michael John Procter
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 7 10 1 226 48 25.11 0 0 3 4 0
First-class 401 667 58 21936 254 36.01 48 109 325 0
List A 271 256 19 6624 154* 27.94 5 36 91 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 7 14 1514 616 41 6/73 9/103 15.02 2.44 36.9 3 1 0
First-class 401 65458 27679 1417 9/71 19.53 2.53 46.1 70 15
List A 271 12347 6454 344 6/13 6/13 18.76 3.13 35.8 10 7 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v Australia at Durban, Jan 20-25, 1967 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth, Mar 5-10, 1970 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1965 - 1988/89
List A span 1968 - 1983/84
ICC match referee statistics
Test debut Pakistan v New Zealand at Lahore, May 1-3, 2002 scorecard
Last Test Australia v India at Adelaide, Jan 24-28, 2008 scorecard
Test matches 47
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v New Zealand at Karachi, Apr 21, 2002 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka at Harare, Nov 30, 2008 scorecard
ODI matches 162
ODI statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v West Indies at Auckland, Feb 16, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I Pakistan v Bangladesh at Karachi, Apr 20, 2008 scorecard
T20I matches 15
T20I statistics

Probably one of the most natural talents the game of cricket has ever seen, Mike Procter was denied the chance to showcase his talents on the international stage by South Africa's isolation. His performances in the seven Test matches he did play - all against Australia - suggest he would have kept favourable company with other great allrounders of the late 20th century such as Ian Botham, Imran Khan, Kapil Dev and Richard Hadlee. He took 41 wickets at 16 apiece, and averaged 34.83 with the bat in the second of the two series. Always one for the spectacular, Procter put together a string of memorable performances for his English county side Gloucestershire, to which he was passionately loyal. He scored six centuries in consecutive first-class innings while playing for Rhodesia in the early 1970s, and went on to coach South Africa as they returned to the international stage. He later became a member of the ICC's elite panel of match referees where controversy seemed to follow him - he was the referee at The Oval in 2006 when Pakistan forfeited the Test and again in Sydney in 2007-08 when he banned Harbhajan Singh. He stood down from the position in 2008 in order to take up a new role as South Africa's convener of selectors.
Neil Manthorp October 2008

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Dec 13, 2017

Match referee Mike Procter walks off the field after the toss, Sri Lanka v UAE, Asia Cup, Lahore, June 26, 2008

Mike Procter walks off the field

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Dec 30, 2008

The champagne flows after South Africa's series win, Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 5th day, December 30, 2008

The champagne flows after South Africa's series win

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Dec 30, 2008

Morne Morkel, Graeme Smith, Mike Procter and Dale Steyn savour the victory, Australia v South Africa, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 5th day, December 30, 2008

South Africa savour a job well done

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Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1970
Walter Lawrence Trophy 1979